More Orders For Spirent's Safety And Training Business

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Spirent Systems

    OTTAWA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirent Systems announced a number of new
 orders for the Ottawa Safety and Training business unit, which designs and
 produces "high end" graphics products.  Spirent's winning strategy in this
 sector is focused on the superior quality of the company's tailored real-time
 graphics software solutions coupled to very responsive delivery commitments.
 The orders also confirm the company's market lead in the design and supply of
 such systems to the aerospace industry.
     Contracts totalling approximately $1.1 million (USD) have been awarded by
 the following airlines:  Lufthansa, Swissair, Singapore Airlines, Qantas,
 China Eastern, China Xinhua and Air New Zealand.  The orders are for the
 supply of the company's Vision and ReVision software systems for the
 reconstruction and visualization of Flight Operational Data as well as Flight
 Crew Training CBT (Computer Based Training) products; unprecedented success
 for the company's latest generation PC-based Windows 2000 aviation software
 tools.
     Air New Zealand ordered Spirent's latest ReVision CBT de-brief system
 which the airline will use in conjunction with its advanced Boeing 737-300EFIS
 flight crew training programs.  The system is being fitted by Spirent at CAE's
 factory in Montreal, during construction of the new flight simulator.
     At Lufthansa and Swissair, Spirent's Vision software package will be
 integrated with each of the airlines own Flight Operations Data and Quality
 Analysis (FODA/FOQA) programs.  At Singapore Airlines, Qantas and the CAAC
 airlines, Vision is part of Spirent's "end to end" FOQA solution, Graf-Vision.
 For each of these airlines Vision will be providing a greater level of senior
 management insight into line operations and safety monitoring programs.
     Lufthansa's FODA Project Manager, Markus Jaeger, a Boeing 747-400 Pilot,
 said, "after a careful and extensive evaluation of available visualization
 systems Lufthansa selected Spirent Systems' Vision software.  This decision
 was based on strict engineering requirements as well as price performance
 considerations."
     Marcel Amherd, Swissair's ADAS Safety Officer and a A330-200 Pilot, said,
 "with Swissair's history of having developed perhaps the most extensive Flight
 Data Analysis System in the world it was critically important that our
 selected choice for flight visualization was able to meet our requirement for
 absolute realism regarding aircraft motion and environmental and
 instrumentation display.  After a rigorous evaluation of the existing
 technologies on the market today the Vision System was selected based on our
 uncompromising principles with regards to flight data analysis as it applies
 to our airline's safety system."
     At Lufthansa, Spirent will be integrating its product with a suite of
 other FODA program analysis tools, while at Swissair Vision will be integrated
 into the existing Swissair ADAS system.
     After many years of intensive development, the Vision animation analysis
 system is a sophisticated Widows 2000 PC-based software application recently
 brought to market by Spirent, and these recent orders confirm it's success.
 Vision software allows the rapid visualization of complex operational
 scenarios and utilizes sophisticated high fidelity Flight Path Generation
 algorithms to compute and visualize the aircraft's precise position and
 orientation in the real world.  Photo realistic aircraft instrumentation,
 airfield satellite imagery, and navigation and data plots combine to make
 Vision the first product of choice for major airlines around the world that
 operate flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) programs.
     With over 25 years experience in developing aviation software solutions
 for FOQA users, and with approximately 40 systems installed and operating with
 the major airlines of the world, Spirent's FOQA software tools, PERMIT, GRAF,
 GFW -- GRAF For Windows, and Vision, continue to set the standard in this
 specialized software market.
     Vision software is also at the core of Spirent's CBT flight crew training
 product, ReVision.  Launched in May 2000, the ReVision flight crew training
 system has been specifically designed to provide an advanced technology
 platform for civil and military instructors to support classroom, CBT, fixed
 base and full flight simulator training and briefing.  ReVision enables
 airlines and military training centers to make more productive use of
 instructor resources and increase training program effectiveness.
     Spirent's Vision and ReVision systems make use of high-resolution
 satellite images, which add considerable realism, making the replay of
 operational or training incidents and events much more compelling for the end
 user.  Because of the company's extensive use of such images it has announced
 a teaming arrangement with satellite imaging specialists, Space Imaging, of
 Thornton, Colorado.  Based on image data collected from the Ikonos I
 Satellite, this arrangement is for Space Imaging to provide a number of high-
 resolution satellite "gaming areas."  Spirent Systems will be a Value Added
 Reseller, one of only a handful to date for Space Imaging products.  Initial
 orders, placed on behalf of Spirent's customer user group, is in excess of 70
 high-resolution Ikonos color images valued at $400,000 (USD).
     Space Imaging's David Ward said, "when Spirent first approached us
 regarding the support of their Vision and ReVision product initiatives we were
 pleased to be able to provide imagery which would find application in aviation
 safety.  As our relationship evolved, and with the placing of these initial
 orders, we are convinced that the Vision suite of tools marks a paradigm shift
 in the way flight and simulator data is visualized.  Our visual information
 products are making a visible difference."
     Spirent Systems is an integrated worldwide aviation product and support
 group providing aircraft and ground based Information Management Solutions
 satisfying customer requirements in Flight, Maintenance and Cabin Operations.
 Utilizing skills in Airline Operations, Problem Analysis, Systems Integration,
 Networking, and Application Development, solutions have included: Cockpit,
 Maintenance and Cabin Workstations and Displays, Aircraft Servers, MRO and
 Custom Software Applications, Engine Instruments and Displays, FOQA
 applications, Quick Access Recorders, Engine Instrumentation and Air Data
 Computers.
 
     Spirent plc is the parent of Spirent Systems.  Spirent plc is quoted on
 the London Stock Exchange, ticker SPT.  The company operates a Level 1
 American Depository Receipt program (ticker: SPNUY; CUSIP number: 84856M100).
 For information, contact Brian Heston, The Bank of New York, American
 Depository Receipts, 101 Barclay St, 22 West, New York, NY, 10286; phone
 212-815-3938, fax 212-571-3050, e-mail: bheston@bankofny.com ,
 www.adrbny.com .  Further information about Spirent plc can be found at
 www.spirent.com .
 
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    OTTAWA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirent Systems announced a number of new
 orders for the Ottawa Safety and Training business unit, which designs and
 produces "high end" graphics products.  Spirent's winning strategy in this
 sector is focused on the superior quality of the company's tailored real-time
 graphics software solutions coupled to very responsive delivery commitments.
 The orders also confirm the company's market lead in the design and supply of
 such systems to the aerospace industry.
     Contracts totalling approximately $1.1 million (USD) have been awarded by
 the following airlines:  Lufthansa, Swissair, Singapore Airlines, Qantas,
 China Eastern, China Xinhua and Air New Zealand.  The orders are for the
 supply of the company's Vision and ReVision software systems for the
 reconstruction and visualization of Flight Operational Data as well as Flight
 Crew Training CBT (Computer Based Training) products; unprecedented success
 for the company's latest generation PC-based Windows 2000 aviation software
 tools.
     Air New Zealand ordered Spirent's latest ReVision CBT de-brief system
 which the airline will use in conjunction with its advanced Boeing 737-300EFIS
 flight crew training programs.  The system is being fitted by Spirent at CAE's
 factory in Montreal, during construction of the new flight simulator.
     At Lufthansa and Swissair, Spirent's Vision software package will be
 integrated with each of the airlines own Flight Operations Data and Quality
 Analysis (FODA/FOQA) programs.  At Singapore Airlines, Qantas and the CAAC
 airlines, Vision is part of Spirent's "end to end" FOQA solution, Graf-Vision.
 For each of these airlines Vision will be providing a greater level of senior
 management insight into line operations and safety monitoring programs.
     Lufthansa's FODA Project Manager, Markus Jaeger, a Boeing 747-400 Pilot,
 said, "after a careful and extensive evaluation of available visualization
 systems Lufthansa selected Spirent Systems' Vision software.  This decision
 was based on strict engineering requirements as well as price performance
 considerations."
     Marcel Amherd, Swissair's ADAS Safety Officer and a A330-200 Pilot, said,
 "with Swissair's history of having developed perhaps the most extensive Flight
 Data Analysis System in the world it was critically important that our
 selected choice for flight visualization was able to meet our requirement for
 absolute realism regarding aircraft motion and environmental and
 instrumentation display.  After a rigorous evaluation of the existing
 technologies on the market today the Vision System was selected based on our
 uncompromising principles with regards to flight data analysis as it applies
 to our airline's safety system."
     At Lufthansa, Spirent will be integrating its product with a suite of
 other FODA program analysis tools, while at Swissair Vision will be integrated
 into the existing Swissair ADAS system.
     After many years of intensive development, the Vision animation analysis
 system is a sophisticated Widows 2000 PC-based software application recently
 brought to market by Spirent, and these recent orders confirm it's success.
 Vision software allows the rapid visualization of complex operational
 scenarios and utilizes sophisticated high fidelity Flight Path Generation
 algorithms to compute and visualize the aircraft's precise position and
 orientation in the real world.  Photo realistic aircraft instrumentation,
 airfield satellite imagery, and navigation and data plots combine to make
 Vision the first product of choice for major airlines around the world that
 operate flight operations quality assurance (FOQA) programs.
     With over 25 years experience in developing aviation software solutions
 for FOQA users, and with approximately 40 systems installed and operating with
 the major airlines of the world, Spirent's FOQA software tools, PERMIT, GRAF,
 GFW -- GRAF For Windows, and Vision, continue to set the standard in this
 specialized software market.
     Vision software is also at the core of Spirent's CBT flight crew training
 product, ReVision.  Launched in May 2000, the ReVision flight crew training
 system has been specifically designed to provide an advanced technology
 platform for civil and military instructors to support classroom, CBT, fixed
 base and full flight simulator training and briefing.  ReVision enables
 airlines and military training centers to make more productive use of
 instructor resources and increase training program effectiveness.
     Spirent's Vision and ReVision systems make use of high-resolution
 satellite images, which add considerable realism, making the replay of
 operational or training incidents and events much more compelling for the end
 user.  Because of the company's extensive use of such images it has announced
 a teaming arrangement with satellite imaging specialists, Space Imaging, of
 Thornton, Colorado.  Based on image data collected from the Ikonos I
 Satellite, this arrangement is for Space Imaging to provide a number of high-
 resolution satellite "gaming areas."  Spirent Systems will be a Value Added
 Reseller, one of only a handful to date for Space Imaging products.  Initial
 orders, placed on behalf of Spirent's customer user group, is in excess of 70
 high-resolution Ikonos color images valued at $400,000 (USD).
     Space Imaging's David Ward said, "when Spirent first approached us
 regarding the support of their Vision and ReVision product initiatives we were
 pleased to be able to provide imagery which would find application in aviation
 safety.  As our relationship evolved, and with the placing of these initial
 orders, we are convinced that the Vision suite of tools marks a paradigm shift
 in the way flight and simulator data is visualized.  Our visual information
 products are making a visible difference."
     Spirent Systems is an integrated worldwide aviation product and support
 group providing aircraft and ground based Information Management Solutions
 satisfying customer requirements in Flight, Maintenance and Cabin Operations.
 Utilizing skills in Airline Operations, Problem Analysis, Systems Integration,
 Networking, and Application Development, solutions have included: Cockpit,
 Maintenance and Cabin Workstations and Displays, Aircraft Servers, MRO and
 Custom Software Applications, Engine Instruments and Displays, FOQA
 applications, Quick Access Recorders, Engine Instrumentation and Air Data
 Computers.
 
     Spirent plc is the parent of Spirent Systems.  Spirent plc is quoted on
 the London Stock Exchange, ticker SPT.  The company operates a Level 1
 American Depository Receipt program (ticker: SPNUY; CUSIP number: 84856M100).
 For information, contact Brian Heston, The Bank of New York, American
 Depository Receipts, 101 Barclay St, 22 West, New York, NY, 10286; phone
 212-815-3938, fax 212-571-3050, e-mail: bheston@bankofny.com ,
 www.adrbny.com .  Further information about Spirent plc can be found at
 www.spirent.com .
 
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