Boeing Subsidiary Successfully Delivers Dynamic Gate Allocation System to Israeli Airport Authority

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a Boeing [NYSE: BA] wholly owned subsidiary, has successfully implemented its Gate Solutions dynamic gate allocation system at Ben Gurion International Airport, Israel's largest airport. The Israeli Airport Authority (IAA) awarded the contract to the Australian based company in late 2003.

Gate Solutions provides Ben Gurion International Airport with a powerful tool for conducting detailed planning, optimization and "what-if" analysis on its aircraft parking positions and gates. It will be used to review Ben Gurion's airport capacity in the short, medium and long term and assess the impact major developments will have on capacity.

"Preston's Gate Solutions provides a complete and cost-effective resource management system for Ben Gurion." said Yair Gannot, operations director of the IAA. "And as promised, the team at Preston has delivered a quality and robust system."

Gate Solutions went into operation when the IAA opened its new Terminal 3 on Nov. 2, 2004.

Preston develops state-of-the-art aviation software, helping customers worldwide increase efficiency, capacity and safety through integrated simulation, decision support and scheduling solutions. Preston has developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through innovative software systems and consulting services.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Preston is an integral part of the Boeing Commercial Aviation Services unit. The established market presence and reach of Boeing, coupled with Preston's world-leading technology and extensive customer base, allow Preston to offer unprecedented levels of aviation expertise, knowledge and support.


Preston Aviation Solutions

Israeli Airport Authority (IAA)

For further information:
Jennifer Ivanciu (London)
Business Development Manager Europe
Preston Aviation Solutions
+44 207 484 5034
Yair Gannot
Operations Director
Israeli Airport Authority (IAA)
+972 39710259