Compiled By Deborah Austin Aeroxchange, a global aviation business-to-business e-commerce marketplace, has signed affiliate airlines agreements with eight members of the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO). The new members are EgyptAir, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Royal Jordanian, and Syrian Arab Airlines. They will gain access to Aeroxchange's services including supply-chain management, purchasing intelligence, e-procurement, system integration services -- and the SPEC 2000 database, an aviation industry standard e-commerce program managed by the Air Transport Assn. Aeroxchange, headquartered in Dallas, formally began operations in October 2000 with 10 founding members, mostly airlines in the Asia-Pacific region including Japan Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Air Canada. It also has other participating airlines. AACO's head office is in Beirut, Lebanon.