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EMS Aviation’s Aspire™ In-Flight Connectivity System Makes European Debut

by david.nunes

Feature-Rich System to Be Unveiled at EBACE2011

ATLANTA & GENEVA, May 16, 2011 – EMS Aviation, a division of mobile connectivity leader EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG) today announced that its Aspire family of satellitebased in-flight connectivity systems — which includes the new Aspire AirMail portable e-mail product and a color touch screen handset — will make its European debut at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland May 17 – 19 (booth #1443.)


“We are excited to present Aspire in-flight connectivity solutions to the European business jet market at EBACE2011,” said John Jarrell, Vice President and General Manager, EMS Aviation. “In-flight connectivity has become an essential element of aircraft operation and our Aspire products’ ease of installation, upgrade and operation make it simple for operators to fly like they live with seamless, global connections.”


The Aspire 200 system recently achieved airworthiness certification and began shipping in North America this spring. The first installation is currently underway on a Hawker 4000 and future installations of the system on a Cessna Sovereign and several other platforms will be completed by the end of the summer.


Designed to deliver feature-rich voice and data connectivity to owners and operators of smalland medium-sized business aircraft, Aspire products utilize standard wiring configuration and interfaces to support either Inmarsat or Iridium components. Users can easily change or upgrade systems without rewiring the aircraft or changing out the avionics racks. EMS Aviation plans to expand the Aspire product line in phases and additional Supplemental Type Certifications (STCs) for several other aircraft types — including the Bombardier Challenger 300, Cessna Citation XLS/XLS+ and Dassault Falcon 2000 — are also being pursued.


“In addition, EMS has created a high quality aviation-specific handset solution, instead of using more readily available, commercial off-the-shelf components,” said Timothy Roberts, Director, Aspire Global Solutions, EMS Aviation. “Aspire systems enable passengers and crew to make calls that offer the quality of a landline connection. As business aviation’s first Smartphone platform, the Aspire systems also provide added features such as the ability to check e-mail and control many aspects of the cabin management system; all things that, today, have come to be expected while flying.”


About EMS Technologies

As one of the world’s leading providers of wireless connectivity solutions, EMS Technologies, Inc. keeps people and systems connected — on land, at sea, in the air or in space. EMS offers industry-leading technology to support Aero Connectivity and Global Resource Management markets though a broad range of cutting-edge satellite and terrestrial network products; helping businesses, assets and people stay connected and promoting universal mobility, visibility and intelligence. EMS (NASDAQ: ELMG) serves customers through operations in 12 countries. www.ems-t.com


EMS Aviation, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., is a leading supplier of connectivity and incabin infrastructure equipment for a broad range of commercial and military aircraft. EMS Aviation’s products and services are designed to enable reliable worldwide Internet connectivity and in-flight entertainment, satellite-based messaging and tracking, rugged data management and storage, and data record and replay. The division is a leader in Inmarsat®, Iridium, Ku band and air-to-ground mobile connectivity solutions, with proven commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) systems. www.emsaviation.com


Reporters please contact:

Kate Murchison

EMS Aviation

T: +1 613.591. 6040 ext.1415

M: +1 613. 286.5235



Jennifer J. Grigas

EMS Media Relations

T: +1 770.729.6554

M: +1 770. 595.2448



Link: http://www.emsaviation.com/Press/PressDetail.aspx?id=94028


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