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Flight Explorer Announces “Flight Explorer Select Edition,” Aircraft Tracking Software Designed For Specific Aviation Industry Segments

Fairfax, VA - June 18, 2002 - Flight Explorer®, the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information systems, today announced the launch of Flight Explorer Select Edition®, a version of its software platform targeted at specific aviation industry segments that provides an easy-to-use, yet powerful and focused view of the air traffic picture most valuable to the customer. Fixed-base operators (FBOs) are one of the principal segments being targeted with this new offering. FBOs are companies that perform corporate/private aircraft servicing and ground handling services at airports for scheduled, non-scheduled and chartered airlines.

Flight Explorer Select Edition provides many of the key features of the company’s flagship product, Flight Explorer Professional®. The primary difference is that Flight Explorer Select Edition provides a view of air traffic arriving and departing from a single airport. Also, Flight Explorer Select Edition is being launched at a very attractive introductory price of only $59/month.

Flight Explorer Professional is the most accurate and reliable Internet-based real-time aircraft situation display in the industry. With only a personal computer and Internet access, commercial users and others providing aviation services, can use Flight Explorer Professional to track general aviation and commercial aircraft anywhere over the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, the UK (for authorized customers) and portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean. Flight Explorer Professional updates aircraft positions every minute and refreshes screen views every 10 seconds

“FBOs have always found Flight Explorer to be an indispensable tool in providing a much higher level of service to customers by helping anticipate their schedule and needs,” said Walt Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer. “Also, it helps them expand their business by giving them an accurate picture of arrivals and departures from their airport including potential customers. Flight Explorer Select Edition is designed to meet their needs perfectly.”

A full description of all features offered by Flight Explorer Professional i"s available at http://www.flightexplorer.com. Major features – also available on Flight Explorer Select Edition – include:

New Surface Overlays - Terrain/elevation/ocean depth mapping, counties, highways, lakes, rivers, flight service stations, communications facilities, weather stations and all major worldwide cities can be displayed with a simple mouse click providing more detailed situational awareness.

Flight AlertTM System – Extensive event system generates alerts via voice, e-mail, wireless devices, on-screen event list, and PC audio. With the on-screen event list, users may also specify which events require acknowledgement. Alerts can be generated on aircraft status such as arrival, departure, change in ETA or flight plan, proximity to destination or user-defined alert areas, and much more!

Extensive List of User Defined View Settings – All displays can be customized and saved as user-defined views. By defining multiple views, you can very quickly switch between any combination of aircraft, zoom levels, overlays, weather and more.

Weather Overlay – National Weather Service fronts, weather depiction, radar summary, and national Mosaic.

Coast Mode – Shows the projected position of an aircraft between actual updates using the previous heading and speed information.

Follow Me feature – Follow an individual flight from takeoff to landing with automatic on-screen adjustments.

Airport traffic graph – Allows the user to see an airport’s projected traffic level four hours in advance.

Surface Overlays – Counties, highways, lakes, rivers, flight service stations, communications facilities, weather stations and all major worldwide cities are only some of the overlays that can be displayed with a simple mouse click.


About Flight Explorer

Flight Explorer is the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information systems, reporting and display products. The company produces the industry's most accurate, reliable and widely used aircraft situation display system. Regular releases of major, new customer-requested features have propelled Flight Explorer to a three-fold increase in commercial sales. Customers include American Airlines, American Eagle, UPS, Federal Express, United Airlines, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, Executive Jet, DOD, FAA, AirTran Airways, American Trans Air, Air Alaska, Raytheon, Piedmont Hawthorne, City of Chicago Department of Aviation, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Miami International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and airport and port authorities in more than two dozen states. For more information, call 1-866-235-6870 or visit http://www.flightexplorer.com.

 
 
 
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