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Pact Sealed For Tracking Aircraft

By | November 20, 2001

      Flight Explorer, a global provider of Internet-based, real-time flight tracking information, will team up with Satellink Technologies Inc. to offer an aircraft situation display for subscribers in the cockpit.

      The new service, called “FE In-Flight,” will provide live flight tracking and decision tools to pilots in the cockpit to enhance situational aware-ness during ground and in- flight opera-tions. Specifically, pilots will be able to view, in real-time, air traffic and weather along their routes and at their destinations to help them make deci-sions about the route and timing of flights.

      Merlin uses satellite broadcast tech-nology to provide a suite of flight information, weather data and other capabilities directly to pilots in the cockpit. The service will be available in the first quarter of 2002.

      With a personal computer and Inter-net access, can use Flight Explorer Professional to track, in real time, aircraft anywhere over the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.

      The service also can be used for aircraft above Canada, the United Kingdom and portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Flight Explorer Professional information is updated every 10 seconds.

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