AirSphere and Laufer Aviation to Test New Airport Operations Technology At Ben Gurion International Airport

- Laufer Aviation Deploys AirSphere Technology in Tel Aviv Airport Facilities

To Synchronize Flight Operation Information and Improve Communications -



Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from AirSphere Corporation

    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AirSphere, a technology provider for
 aviation business operations, today announced that Laufer Aviation, Israel's
 leading, fully independent, ground handling company, has agreed to participate
 in an ongoing, extensive trial test of AirSphere's technologies.  The
 technology will be tested at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, and
 later in all of the international airports in Israel.
     AirSphere's technology will enable Laufer Aviation to integrate
 communications and synchronize information between all parties involved in the
 flight operation cycle.  AirSphere and Laufer Aviation will implement the
 technology over a period of several weeks, during which AirSphere's engineers
 and product supervisors will work closely with Laufer Aviation to integrate
 the new technology.
     Laufer Aviation will use the AirSphere system to manage day-to-day
 operations including its customer agreements, flight schedules, communications
 and billing.  Utilizing AirSphere's Ground-Handling Sphere(SM), Laufer
 Aviation will be able to share information between its headquarters,
 operations and accounting departments in all five of Israel's international
 airports.  In addition, Laufer Aviation will be able to offer its clients
 access to key areas of the system to view and track information relevant to
 them.
     "We are extremely happy to be working with Laufer Aviation and utilize our
 technology with the leading aviation ground handling company in Israel," said
 Niv Schwartz, CEO of AirSphere.  "Teaming with Laufer is a major step towards
 implementing our technology internationally.  We expect that our technology
 will add tremendous value to the aviation industry worldwide, and working with
 Laufer Aviation is an ideal way to show the strategic advantages, efficiencies
 and cost saving capabilities that AirSphere offers."
     "Laufer Aviation is eager to incorporate AirSphere's technology into our
 operations.  Through our ground service operations, we serve over 2 million
 travelers on more than 10,000 flights per year, so we are continually looking
 for ways to improve our effectiveness and customer service.  We believe that
 AirSphere's technology will not only help us to improve our ground handling
 services and communications, but will improve efficiencies across the board
 for the entire aviation services industry," said David Laufer, CEO and
 Managing Director of Laufer Aviation.
 
     About AirSphere
     AirSphere Corporation offers a unique technology that manages day-to-day
 operations and improves efficiency in the aviation industry.  Using a
 web-based platform, AirSphere's products provide vital links that join major
 players such as Airlines, GSPs and Airports, enabling them to share and
 synchronize all imperative information involved in flight operations.
 AirSphere's technology increases productivity by automating processes and
 collaborating information exchanges, making it a necessary tool for the
 strategic, commercial and operational needs of airport-related businesses.
 AirSphere is headquartered in New York with R&D facilities in Israel.  For
 more information, please see http://www.airsphere.com.
 
     About Laufer Aviation
     With a major presence in every international airport across the country,
 Laufer Aviation is Israel's leading, fully independent, ground handling
 company providing a full, in-house range of services to airlines, their
 passengers and private travelers.  Laufer Aviation offers all licensed
 services in-house, including the full range of passenger services, baggage
 tracing, cargo administration, technical ground support and a unique range of
 VIP services.  The company serves over 2 million travelers on more than
 10,000 flights per year, through its presence in all five of Israel's
 international airports.  Laufer is a longstanding member of both the IATA
 Ground Handling Council (I.G.H.C.) and the Independent Aircraft Handling
 Association (I.A.H.A.) and is a founder member of the ground handling
 alliance, Aviance.  More information on Laufer Aviation is available at
 http://www.laufer.co.il.
 
 

SOURCE AirSphere Corporation
    NEW YORK, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AirSphere, a technology provider for
 aviation business operations, today announced that Laufer Aviation, Israel's
 leading, fully independent, ground handling company, has agreed to participate
 in an ongoing, extensive trial test of AirSphere's technologies.  The
 technology will be tested at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, and
 later in all of the international airports in Israel.
     AirSphere's technology will enable Laufer Aviation to integrate
 communications and synchronize information between all parties involved in the
 flight operation cycle.  AirSphere and Laufer Aviation will implement the
 technology over a period of several weeks, during which AirSphere's engineers
 and product supervisors will work closely with Laufer Aviation to integrate
 the new technology.
     Laufer Aviation will use the AirSphere system to manage day-to-day
 operations including its customer agreements, flight schedules, communications
 and billing.  Utilizing AirSphere's Ground-Handling Sphere(SM), Laufer
 Aviation will be able to share information between its headquarters,
 operations and accounting departments in all five of Israel's international
 airports.  In addition, Laufer Aviation will be able to offer its clients
 access to key areas of the system to view and track information relevant to
 them.
     "We are extremely happy to be working with Laufer Aviation and utilize our
 technology with the leading aviation ground handling company in Israel," said
 Niv Schwartz, CEO of AirSphere.  "Teaming with Laufer is a major step towards
 implementing our technology internationally.  We expect that our technology
 will add tremendous value to the aviation industry worldwide, and working with
 Laufer Aviation is an ideal way to show the strategic advantages, efficiencies
 and cost saving capabilities that AirSphere offers."
     "Laufer Aviation is eager to incorporate AirSphere's technology into our
 operations.  Through our ground service operations, we serve over 2 million
 travelers on more than 10,000 flights per year, so we are continually looking
 for ways to improve our effectiveness and customer service.  We believe that
 AirSphere's technology will not only help us to improve our ground handling
 services and communications, but will improve efficiencies across the board
 for the entire aviation services industry," said David Laufer, CEO and
 Managing Director of Laufer Aviation.
 
     About AirSphere
     AirSphere Corporation offers a unique technology that manages day-to-day
 operations and improves efficiency in the aviation industry.  Using a
 web-based platform, AirSphere's products provide vital links that join major
 players such as Airlines, GSPs and Airports, enabling them to share and
 synchronize all imperative information involved in flight operations.
 AirSphere's technology increases productivity by automating processes and
 collaborating information exchanges, making it a necessary tool for the
 strategic, commercial and operational needs of airport-related businesses.
 AirSphere is headquartered in New York with R&D facilities in Israel.  For
 more information, please see http://www.airsphere.com.
 
     About Laufer Aviation
     With a major presence in every international airport across the country,
 Laufer Aviation is Israel's leading, fully independent, ground handling
 company providing a full, in-house range of services to airlines, their
 passengers and private travelers.  Laufer Aviation offers all licensed
 services in-house, including the full range of passenger services, baggage
 tracing, cargo administration, technical ground support and a unique range of
 VIP services.  The company serves over 2 million travelers on more than
 10,000 flights per year, through its presence in all five of Israel's
 international airports.  Laufer is a longstanding member of both the IATA
 Ground Handling Council (I.G.H.C.) and the Independent Aircraft Handling
 Association (I.A.H.A.) and is a founder member of the ground handling
 alliance, Aviance.  More information on Laufer Aviation is available at
 http://www.laufer.co.il.
 
 SOURCE  AirSphere Corporation