Flight Options Press Release

Flight Options Builds 1.5 Million Operations Control Center

October 18, 1998 (Las Vegas, Nevada)-- Flight Options, Inc, the first nationally-available pre-owned jet ownership program, today revealed details of its new $1.5 million Operations Control Center (OCC), currently under construction at Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga County Airport.

The new facility, which will be ready for operations on December 18, 1998 features state-of-the-art management information systems and four front projection screens which will monitor every facet of Flight Options’ flight operations. Software is being provided by Denver, CO’s Aviation Information Systems (AIS).

Prior to planning the Center, Flight Options’ management team researched and studied Delta Air Lines’ new Operations Control Center in Atlanta, GA. “The lessons learned by Delta over the years in managing a vast national fleet have proved invaluable in developing the systems and physical layout of Flight Options’ new OCC,” said Flight Options president Darnell H. Martens.

“A fractional ownership fleet much more closely resembles an airline than a corporate flight department,” continued Martens. “ We have blended the very best in business aviation software from AIS with the operational methodology and physical layout designed by Delta Air Lines. The result will, without a doubt, be the most sophisticated fleet operations center in business aviation today.”

The Flight Options fleet has grown from zero to seventeen aircraft during the past three months. “We will quickly require a sophisticated flight operations and dispatch center,” added Martens. “The OCC has been arranged to provide Flight Options’ dispatch & customer service professionals with complete information on everything from weather to maintenance to crew status, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”
Flight Options, Inc., based in Cleveland, Ohio, makes Citations IIs, Hawker 800As, and Beechjet 400As available throughout the United States, and offers pre-owned aircraft at substantial cost savings to corporations and individuals."

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