New Low-Cost Carrier Skybus Airlines Selects Flight Explorer for Flight Operations
McLean, VA. – May 3, 2007 – Flight Explorer, a global flight tracking, information technology and communications solutions provider to the aviation community, today announced that Skybus Airlines has selected Flight Explorer’s FE Professional™ Aircraft Situation Display (ASD) system for the low-cost carrier’s flight operations.
“To meet our launch and expansion goals it is essential that we utilize the most advanced and scalable technologies the industry has to offer,” said Brian D. Smith, Director of Operations Control for Skybus Airlines. “Flight Explorer is the industry-standard ASD for dispatch operations and provides a superior level of proven system performance and reliability.”
FE Professional is an integrated flight tracking and management decision-support tool that goes beyond “flight tracking,” incorporating multiple data feeds, dynamic weather overlays, situational alerts and predictive weather and air traffic tools to make FE Professional an essential airline operations management tool.
“We are very happy that Skybus has chosen Flight Explorer to serve as a key element of their flight operations,” said Flight Explorer CEO Jim Kelly. “We look forward to continuing to deliver the valuable product features and capabilities they require to meet their expansion goals.”
With an installed base of over 2,000 systems, FE Professional is the world's leading ASD. The current FE Professional customer base includes over 80 percent of North American major airlines and 22 of the top 30 regional airlines.
Skybus will launch its low-cost service on May 22nd starting with routes from Columbus, OH.
About Flight Explorer
Flight Explorer partners with the aviation community providing powerful global flight tracking, information technology and communications solutions that enhance flight operations. Clients include FedEx, UPS, Hawaiian Airlines, NetJets, JetBlue, FAA, Continental Airlines, Bombardier Business Jet Solutions, World Airways, Air Canada, MillionAir, TAG Aviation, AeroMexico, 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. For more information please visit www.flightexplorer.com.
About Skybus Airlines
Skybus Airlines, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is an ultra-low cost carrier modeled after European airline Ryanair. Operating a fleet of Airbus A319 aircraft, Skybus Airlines offers daily flights through the Columbus operations focus city, with plans to add new routes throughout 2007. Committed to providing passengers premium service at a low cost, Skybus Airlines serves smaller airports to ensure flights depart and arrive on-time and charges an extra fee for a variety of services including checking baggage, selecting a preferred seat or purchasing an in-flight meal. More information about Skybus can be found at www.skybus.com.