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SOLIDFX and Jeppesen Go Global With the Paperless Cockpit on Air Journey’s Around-the-World Adventure

May 5, 2010

FOXBORO, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ — SOLIDFX®, LLC, makers of digital readers for Jeppesen terminal charts, and Jeppesen announced today that SOLIDFX Aviation Information Managers powered by Jeppesen eChart Reader Services will be used on Air Journey’s Around-the-World Adventure.

Normally contained in 46 binders weighing 230 pounds and reaching 14 feet high when stacked, the worldwide Jeppesen terminal charts will be instantly available in the portable, half-inch thick, 13-ounce device that also works as a notepad and document reader.

Pilots will use the FX8 and FX10 eChart readers on a 10-week, 24,000 nautical mile journey across five continents. The Air Journey aircraft will depart on May 11th from Bar Harbor, ME, and plan to complete their circumnavigation on July 19th in Seattle, WA. Follow them on their journey at http://www.airjourney.com/blog/.

“Air Journey makes possible the trip of a lifetime for many pilots,” said Thierry Pouille, president of Air Journey. “The key to our success is incredibly detailed organization and planning. For the many clearances, easy access to data and instrument approach charts is essential. The SOLIDFX FX8 and FX10 vastly simplify approach chart access, and Jeppesen data ensures we have the best, most familiar charts available. And the weight savings are substantial. It’s a powerful combination whether flying around the world or around your part of the country.”

“Jeppesen will help Air Journey pilots navigate flight plans that span the globe through our digital solutions for a paperless cockpit,” said Tim Howard, Jeppesen senior manager, OEM Client Management. “Using SOLIDFX eChart reader technology to access our digital terminal charts in-flight eliminates the need to haul heavy volumes of paper in the flight deck and all relevant information is presented in a vibrant, easily-accessed visual display.”

“Air Journey’s use of the SOLIDFX FX8 and FX10 is a great illustration of how the units are full-featured aviation information managers,” said Jeff McDonald, CTO of SOLIDFX. “The devices give pilots the ability to take notes, annotate charts, zoom and pan charts for instant clarity and organize the cockpit. Even better, they’re very simple to use, to update and to take anywhere, no matter where in the world they fly.”

About Jeppesen

For more than 75 years Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. www.jeppesen.com

About Air Journey

For the last 12 years, Air Journey has shared its joy of adventure with fellow pilots, showing them the joy of flying in small groups to remote parts of the world. Air Journey has led pilots everywhere from the Bahamas, the Caribbean Basin, Canada, South America, the Galapagos, to all the way Around the World. www.airjourney.com

About SOLIDFX

Based in Foxboro, MA, SOLIDFX, LLC is a leader in developing hardware and software solutions that reduce pilot workload and increase safety with easy-to-use and affordable applications. www.solidfx.com

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