Flight Explorer and Lochard Team to Provide
Enhanced Flight Tracking for Customers Worldwide
Booth #225 at the 75th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition in Los Angeles
Arlington, VA – April 28, 2003 – Flight Explorer®, the world's leading provider of Internet-based real-time flight tracking and information systems, and Lochard, the world's leading provider of airport noise and flight track monitoring solutions for airports, today announced that they will team to field new aviation data products focused on airport terminal areas.
Lochard will field a new capability, called SkyTrak®, that will enable customers to view, track, and operationally manage with extreme accuracy all airborne traffic within 60 nautical miles of airport terminal areas. SkyTrak will incorporate Flight Explorer software displays and functionality, thus making SkyTrak a compelling choice for discriminating aviation customers. SkyTrak's proprietary technology will provide the extreme accuracy required for close-in applications; and Flight Explorer's technology enables a complete global flight tracking and management capability.
Lochard and Flight Explorer will combine their technologies to offer a broad range of capabilities across the range of Lochard SkyTrak and Flight Explorer product suites. SkyTrak technology will enable the tracking of IFR and VFR flights within its 60 nautical mile range; and Flight Explorer will handle all available tracking beyond that-globally.
"Our customers now have an extraordinary opportunity to go to the next level in flight tracking solutions," said Walt Kross, CEO of Flight Explorer. "No matter what the customer's requirements, the Lochard and Flight Explorer team has a focused, tailored solution to meet the need-quickly and reliably."
About Flight Explorer
Flight Explorer, based in Arlington, Va., 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, NetJets, Jet Aviation, Pentastar Aviation, TAG Aviation, City of Chicago Department of Aviation, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport and airport authorities in more than two dozen states. Call 1-866-235-6870 or visit http://www.flightexplorer.com.
Lochard is the world leader in the supply of airport information services, specializing in the complex technology of noise and flight track monitoring. Lochard's customers are recognized as industry leaders in airport environment management. Systems are installed at 120 of the world's major airports, including Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Washington DC, Miami, Seattle, Heathrow, Vancouver, Montreal, Zurich, Sydney, Hong Kong and Manchester. Lochard gets above the noise by providing solutions that help optimize airport efficiency, minimize impact and build bridges with the local communities. Call Nate Higbie at 1-781-438-5515 or visit http://www.lochard.com.