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Flight Explorer Enables Air Charter Team to Provide Customers with Ability to Track Leased Aircraft Under Complete Security and Privacy

Arlington, Va. and Kansas City, Mo. – April 19, 2004 -- Flight Explorer, the world's leading global provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and weather information, reporting and display products, today announced an agreement with Air Charter Team, one of the nation’s largest air charter companies. Air Charter Team provides its clients with access and support to enable them to track their leased aircraft under complete security and privacy via Flight Explorer FastTrack.

The Air Charter Team provides charter aircraft on a worldwide basis to a large and varied client base. The company does not make public the names of its clients, but they have included presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 companies, sports teams (college and professional), members of the entertainment industry, U.S. and foreign governments and many other individuals desiring the security, safety and convenience of charter travel. The aircraft they lease range from twin engine Cessnas to Boeing 747s. Flight Explorer FastTrack enables organizations to provide flight tracking on their websites or software applications so that clients or site visitors can track aircraft based on flight number, origin and destination, or flight time. Air Charter Team has customized Flight Explorer FastTrack using the webservices model to provide their clients with unique access to a secure password-protected Air Charter Team website that enables them to track their planes in real time.

Flight Explorer is the maker of Flight Explorer Professional®, the easiest, most robust and reliable 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 to track aircraft anywhere in the world through a variety of methods including IFR in the U.S. , Canada, and UK; more extensively in New Zealand and the Pacific Oceanic region; and any aircraft worldwide via Honeywell GDC datalink, ACARS, or Iridium/GPS. Flight Explorer Professional updates the aircraft positions every minute and refreshes the screen views every 10 seconds.

Walt Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer, said, “ People who lease high-end aircraft for business and personal use want to ensure that they are provided with complete privacy and security. We’re very pleased we are able to offer this service to Air Charter Team so that they can provide the best quality service to their customers. ”

Steve Davison, vice president, marketing, Air Charter Team, said, “Our partnership with Flight Explorer and the back-end development we did on our web site to enable real-time flight tracking, allow Air Charter Team to deliver a level of service to our charter clients simply not available from our competition. We are constantly searching for technological solutions that will deliver value to our clients. We are very pleased that Flight Explorer saw the potential in our request and assisted us in making real-time flight tracking a reality for our customers.”

About Flight Explorer

Flight Explorer is the world's leading 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 Air Charter Team

Air Charter Team was founded as a company devoted to providing superior aircraft charter management services. Customers include presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 companies, various sports team (college and professional), members of the entertainment industry, US and foreign governments and many other individuals desiring the security, safety and convenience of charter travel. The aircraft they lease range from as small as a twin engine Cessna to a Boeing 747. Strong dedication to the client has led the company to achieve significant sales and growth since its inception.
 
 
 
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