APPOINTS T. ALLAN MCARTOR, Former FAA Administrator and FedEx
Exec, to Board of Directors
ST. LOUIS, September 14, 1998 -- Angel Technologies Corporation, developer of
the HALO Network(TM), a high-speed, high- capacity metropolitan area broadband
communications network, today announced the appointment of T. Allan McArtor to its
Board of Directors.
Mr. McArtor brings to Angel more than 20 years' experience in the aviation and
communication industries. Mr. McArtor is President and Chief Executive Officer of
Legend Airlines, Inc. Legend is a start-up airline based at Dallas Love Field and
will serve the business traveler. Mr. McArtor's career has been highlighted with
leadership and senior management positions in the military, civil, and government
sectors. From 1979 to 1994, McArtor served on the senior management team of
Federal Express Corporation except for two years (1987-89) when President Ronald
Reagan appointed Mr. McArtor to serve as the Administrator of the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). McArtor returned to FedEx in 1989 as Senior Vice President of
Air Operations and was accountable for all divisions comprising FedEx's global
Prior to the FAA position, McArtor was FedEx's Senior Vice President
for Telecommunications (domestic and international voice and data networks,
satellite systems, customer service call centers, and local area networks). Mr.
McArtor has been co-founder of a number of entrepreneurial ventures including a
digital information network, and aviation projects.
Mr. McArtor is a 1964 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds a Masters
Degree from Arizona State University. Mr. McArtor was a highly decorated combat
fighter pilot and a pilot with the U.S. Air Force "Thunderbirds" Aerial
Demonstration Team. Mr. McArtor serves on the Board of Directors of Pilkington
Aerospace, Inc. (a manufacturer of aircraft windshields and fighter aircraft
canopies) and Excel Communications, Inc. (the fifth largest long distance company in
the United States). He has served on the boards of Learjet, Inc. and Fairchild
Space and Defense Company. Mr. McArtor serves on the boards of a number of civic,
industry, charity, and educational groups.
"Allan will be a terrific asset to our Board," commented Mr. Marc Arnold,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Angel. "His background uniquely enables
him to help Angel fulfill its vision of creating a new layer of wireless
infrastructure utilizing High Altitude Long Operation or "HALO(TM)"
Aircraft. Allan has a proven track record as a leader of high reliability fleet
operations, aviation regulatory matters and enterprise communications."
"Round-the-clock operation of piloted aircraft fleets and air-to-ground
wireless communications technologies are well understood," Mr. McArtor stated.
"Creation of the HALO Network, therefore, is primarily an integration
challenge. Angel's management team has a good handle on the issues and is well
positioned to bring about a revolution in providing communication services. I am
pleased to join Angel as a board member and am excited by our prospects for
About Angel Technologies Angel Technologies, a privately-held St. Louis corporation,
is using the proprietary Proteus High Altitude Long Operation (HALO) aircraft
to deliver communications services worldwide. Augmenting terrestrial towers and
orbiting satellites, Angel's HALO-Proteus(TM) aircraft will fly fixed patterns in
the stratosphere over major cities
to deliver metropolitan wireless services at lower cost, with increased flexibility
and improved quality of service. Teamed with corporate partners, Angel will deliver
a variety of fixed and mobile wireless services including voice, data, and video.
Angel and its corporate strategic partners are developing a large
capacity wireless communications network ("The HALO Network") to provide
high speed broadband services over an area encompassing a typical large U.S.
metropolitan area. The HALO Network will enable individual consumers and businesses
to send and receive data at multi-megabit per second rates. HALO Network services
will be replicated over metropolitan centers throughout the world.
The HALO-Proteus aircraft was designed by Burt Rutan, President, Scaled Composites,
Mojave, California. Mr. Rutan is best known for his design of the round-the-world
Voyager aircraft. The HALO-Proteus will be manufactured by Scaled Technology Works.
Angel's strategic partner, Wyman-Gordon Company (Nasdaq: WYMN), is the parent
company of Scaled
Composites and Scaled Technology Works.
Metropolitan networks deployed by Angel will provide the commercial communications
industry a reliable alternative infrastructure that can be deployed instantly, even
when terrestrial infrastructure is missing or incomplete. Applications that will
benefit most from the availability of airborne deployment will be new broadband data
services in developed countries and wireless telephony services in the
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This press release contains forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe
harbor of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such forward looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results of the Company to differ materially from those matters
expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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