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Kansas City, Dayton and Grand Rapids - Ford International Airports Take Off With Flight Explorer® to Track Aircraft and Provide Higher Level of Customer Service

Fairfax, VA - May 16, 2002 - Three more airports have announced that they are using Flight Explorer®, the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking information, reporting and display products. The airports are Kansas City International in Missouri; Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Michigan; and Dayton International in Ohio.

The airports are using Flight Explorer® in a number of areas. In Dayton, the software platform keeps the operations staff abreast of pending arrivals and departures and enables them to keep an accurate record of those activities for billing purposes. Kansas City uses Flight Explorer as part of its flight information display (FIDS) system to provide the timely information on flight schedules to passengers and staff. In Grand Rapids, the airport is using Flight Explorer® as a tool to enhance situational and operational awareness.

“Flight Explorer is an important tool that we use to enhance operational awareness at Grand Rapids,” said Bruce Applebach, A.A.E. Operations Manager at Gerald R. Ford International. “The program provides our staff with greater lead times for both proposed and in-flight IFR operations, resulting in improved airfield safety and efficiency.”

Walt Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer, said, “We’re excited to work with Kansas City, Grand Rapids and Dayton to provide tools that will help them improve their flight operations and other activities. Flight Explorer provides a wealth of features that will prove invaluable to these busy airports.”

With only a personal computer and Internet access, commercial users and others providing aviation services can use Flight Explorer Professional® to track aircraft anywhere over the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Users see a graphic depiction of planes and their locations, weather and other data over North America or they can narrow the view to an area as small as a single local airport and a single plane. Flight Explorer Professional updates aircraft positions every minute and refreshes screen views every 10 seconds.

About Flight Explorer

Flight Explorer® is the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and weather information, reporting and display products. It produces Flight Explorer® Professional, the industry's most powerful, 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, FED EX, United Airlines, US Airways, Southwest Airlines, Continental, DOD, FAA, AirTran Airways, Atlantic Coast Airlines, American Trans Air, Air Alaska, Flight Options, Executive Jet Aviation, Business Jet Solutions, TAG Aviation, Piedmont Hawthorne, City of Chicago Department of Aviation, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Miami International Airport, the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Kansas City International, Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International and Dayton International, 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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