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Iain Ronis
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Dallas, TX - February 10, 2003 – Icarus Instruments, Inc., in association with Flight Explorer®, introduces Sky Connect® TRACKER™, the world's first flight tracking system providing continuous service anywhere, from the North Pole to the South Pole.

Using Flight Explorer, the leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking information, Sky Connect TRACKER combines FAA-sourced IFR traffic with the full-time satellite tracking of VFR and IFR aircraft. Two-way messaging, aircraft systems status, and Mayday alerting are supported for all TRACKER-equipped aircraft. Demonstrations of TRACKER's features will be shown in the Icarus Instruments Sky Connect booth #2350 at the Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX.

Sky Connect TRACKER is adaptable to any type of flight operation, from medical evacuations to regional commuters to international charters. TRACKER enables aircraft owners and fleet operators to fully customize update rates, event alarms, and status checks to meet their safety and operational requirements.

"Sky Connect TRACKER provides the complete flight operations picture to authorized users on any PC connected to the Internet," says Stephen Silverman, CEO of Icarus Instruments. "For flight safety, operational efficiency, and mission management, TRACKER is the most cost-effective solution for any company with one or more aircraft. We are especially excited to bring TRACKER to the international aviation marketplace in partnership with the great team at Flight Explorer".

Walter Kross, president and CEO of Flight Explorer, said "Many of our customers operate globally and this offers them a very cost-effective way of tracking their aircraft no matter where they are in the world. This is critical to the effective management of their aircraft. We are delighted to be able to offer this to our customers."

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. Customers include American Airlines, Atlantic Aviation, UPS, FedEx, US Airways, Continental, FAA, AirTran Airways, Atlantic Coast Airlines, American Trans Air, NetJets, Business Jet Solutions, TAG Aviation, Pentastar Aviation, Piedmont Hawthorne, 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 Icarus Instruments

Innovating and delivering cutting-edge avionics since 1987, Icarus Instruments specializes in the deployment of cost-competitive satellite-based voice and data communications systems. The certified Sky Connect® products provide true polar-to-polar, round-the-globe communications, enabling seamless phone and data calls from any point in the world during any type of flight operations. Founded on the principle of improving flight safety and efficiency, Icarus Instruments' avionics and communication systems are installed on all types of aircraft from single engine pistons to 747 jumbo jets. For additional information about Sky Connect products, please call 301-891-0600 and visit http://www.skyconnect.aero.
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