WSI and Wingspeed Partner to Deliver Global Datalink Solution

Sept. 25, 2007

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WSI Corporation and Wingspeed Corporation today announced an agreement under which WSI Global Datalink Weather will be available via the Wingspeed XLLink System and Communication Solution. The combined solution will enable pilots to access critical aviation weather information anywhere in the world via the Iridium satellite network.

Now operators with the XLLink System can directly access WSI's global aviation weather database over the Iridium Network of low-earth orbiting satellites. Wingspeed optimally formats and routes data to aircraft anywhere in the world. Wingspeed's XLLink System is designed specifically for the demanding environment and diverse application requirements of commercial and business operators. XLLink delivers a complete end-to-end communication solution for global flight tracking, two-way text messaging, voice calling, and Aircraft Communication Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)-type data services.

"This is a perfect partnership between two leaders in commercial and business aviation," said Mark D. Miller, VP Product Management of WSI's Aviation Division. "Wingspeed's strong expertise in global communication and network management solutions designed for the challenging requirements of commercial and business operators makes them a strong partner for WSI as we bring global aviation datalink services to market."

"WSI is the industry standard for global aviation weather information for professional pilots, flight departments and airlines," said Wingspeed VP Sales & Marketing David Borkowski . "We have worked closely with them to deliver the WSI Global Datalink service over Wingspeed XLLink and look forward to continued collaboration with WSI on future innovations."

"The combination of WSI's global aviation weather services which are used and trusted by professional pilots worldwide via the WSI Pilotbrief(R) service," continued David Borkowski , "and Wingspeed's innovation in affordable global voice and datalink services over Iridium will empower pilots and operators to improve situational awareness, safety and comfort wherever they operate."

About WSI Corporation

WSI Corporation is the world's leading provider of weather-driven business solutions for professionals in the aviation, media and energy markets, and multiple federal and state government agencies. WSI provides the world's most innovative and trusted briefing solutions for aviation professionals through every phase flight. WSI's pre-flight briefing solutions include WSI Pilotbrief Online(TM) which was recently voted #1 by professional pilots for the 9th year in a row. Daily, thousands of aviation professionals trust the WSI Pilotbrief Online(TM) system, at the nation's top FBOs and corporate flight departments and the WSI InFlight(R) cockpit weather system in-flight to provide them with the necessary information to plan safe flights. WSI is also a supplier of cockpit weather services via the FAA's Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Flight Information Services including Capstone and SafeFlight 21. Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts with offices in Birmingham, England , WSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landmark Communications, Inc.

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About Wingspeed

Wingspeed Corporation, headquartered in Concord, MA, developed the XLLink Voice and Data Communications System to dramatically improve the safety, security, and efficiency of operating your aircraft. Wingspeed Corp is dedicated to providing affordable, open, and end-to-end communications solutions for both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. For additional information contact Wingspeed at 978-318-0600 or visit

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