Angel Technologies’ HALO-Proteus To Make International Flying Debut at Paris Air Show


-Unique Stratospheric Aircraft to Provide High-Speed Wireless Broadband Telecommunications over Major Cities-

WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE to debut the HALO-Proteus Stratospheric Aircraft

Augmenting terrestrial towers and orbiting satellites, the HALO-Proteus, designed and built by Burt Rutan, will fly fixed patterns in the stratosphere (above 50,000 feet) over major cities to deliver wireless broadband services at multi-megabit rates. The Proteus is the first stratospheric aircraft designed to provide commercial telecommunications, including video-on-demand and high-speed internet services.


2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (1400 hrs-1430 hrs)

WHO: Marc Arnold, CEO, Angel Technologies Corporation (

Burt Rutan, CEO, Scaled Composites Corporation (

Dave Gruber, CEO, Wyman-Gordon Company

Bruce Snider, Dir. Commercial Programs, Raytheon Systems Company

LOCATION: Static Display on the Airfield at Le Bourget

(Behind Hall 1 and Hall 2 on the airfield next to the Ariane Rocket)

VIEWING: The HALO-Proteus Aircraft will be on static display on the airfield from 11:30 to 3:30 PM each day. Principals of Angel Technologies, Scaled Composites, Wyman Gordon Company and Raytheon Corporation will be available for briefings from 11:30 to noon and from 1:00 to 3:00 PM each day.


The HALO-Proteus will have its international flying debut at the ’99 Paris Air Show, Le Bourget. Please check the daily flying schedule for exact flying times.


The flying schedule and brochure information on the HALO-Proteus and Angel Technologies is available at the Wyman Gordon Exhibit area: Hall 5, Stand B-6 and the Raytheon Exhibit area: Hall 3, stand B-13.

CONTACT: Diane Murphy, Federal City Communications

Washington, DC: 202-662-1280; 202-255-6649 (cell);

At Le Bourget: Hall 1 (USA Pavilion) Information Desk; Ratheon Exhibit (Hall 3, Stand B-13); Wyman Gordon Exhibit (Hall 5, Stand B-6);

Paris Hotel: Le Meridien Etoile (33) (1) 40 68 34 34.

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.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Angel Technologies™, HALO™, HALO-Proteus™, and HALO Network™ are trademarks of Angel Technologies Corporation. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective companies.


Angel Technologies
Diane Murphy
Federal City Communications Corp.
Tel: 202/662-1280
Fax: 202/662-1281


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