HONEYWELL AND FLIGHT EXPLORER ANNOUNCE NEW WORLD-WIDE AIRCRAFT TRACKING FOR FLIGHT EXPLORER® USERS
Expanded Coverage Made Possible By Link From Honeywell's Global Data Center. Announcement at NBAA
REDMOND, Wash., and ARLINGTON, Va., October 7, 2003 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Flight Explorer® today announced an integration of services that will enable aircraft operators to use the Flight Explorer aircraft situation display to track their business aircraft nearly anywhere in the world using a desk-top computer. The announcement was made at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, Fla. Flight Explorer is in booth 6351; Honeywell is in booth 5343.
The new capability results from combining Flight Explorer's tracking, filtering, and display capabilities with the worldwide data services from Honeywell's Global Data Center (GDC).
"Corporate aircraft users will surely be excited to gain access to Honeywell's data directly through Flight Explorer," said Walt Kross, President and CEO of Flight Explorer. "This significant development will enable them to track their aircraft nearly anywhere in the world."
Flight Explorer's Canadian customers include major and regional airlines such as WestJet Airlines, Air Canada Jazz, air charter operators and fixed-base operators (FBOs).
Accessed through the Internet from a personal computer, Flight Explorer products provide aircraft operators with a real-time picture of airborne aircraft. It also provides a dynamic weather overlay. This information previously has been available only for the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Caribbean and parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
With the addition of Honeywell's data, Flight Explorer users will be able to plot participating aircraft anywhere the aircraft have data communication capability. For most aircraft with satellite communications systems, the coverage area will include anywhere on Earth except the polar regions.
This new service is available to Flight Explorer users who subscribe to Honeywell's Global Data Center services. GDC services can be accessed by aircraft with any of the following datalink communications systems: Honeywell's Airborne Flight Information System (AFIS®), Teledyne Control's TeleLink™, or Universal Avionics' UniLink® avionics systems.
About Flight Explorer
Flight Explorer is the first global 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. Customers include American Airlines, Atlantic Aviation, UPS, FedEx, US Airways, Continental, FAA, AeroMexico, WestJet, Air Canada Jazz, American Trans Air, NetJets, Business Jet Solutions, Pentastar Aviation, TAG Aviation, the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and airport and port authorities in more than two dozen states. Call 1-866-235-6870 or visit http://www.flightexplorer.com.
About Honeywell International
Honeywell International is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader based in Morris Township, N.J. With 2002 revenues of $22 billion, the company serves customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; specialty chemicals; fibers; and electronic and advanced materials. The company's shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. Honeywell is one of the 30 stocks that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Average; it is also a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. For additional information, please visit http://www.honeywell.com. Based in Phoenix, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
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