Banyan Air Service announced that it and EMS Aviation, a division of mobile connectivity leader EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELMG have entered into an agreement to work together to obtain STC certifications on Gulfstream® models GII/GIII aircraft for the EMS Aspire™ 200 LG and eNfusion® systems and products. In addition, Banyan Air Services will be certifying the CNX® Cabin Gateway series Wi-Fi® solution for the GIV aircraft.
“We are excited to team with EMS Aviation to provide Gulfstream operators with airborne connectivity,” said Brian Wilson, Banyan’s director of avionics. “The flexibility and scalable architecture of the Aspire system, when combined with data acceleration and Wi-Fi capabilities, provides the versatility to meet the needs of our clients. Our customer’s aircraft are currently being outfitted with the Aspire 200 LG broadband system and augmented with a dual channel Iridium Satcom and we anticipate that we will receive STC approval through the Federal Aviation Authority early in the fourth quarter of 2011.
“EMS Aviation and Banyan avionics have worked together for a number of years, and we are pleased to have their expertise as we continue our quest to enable in-flight connectivity in business jets that is unparalleled elsewhere in the industry,” said John Jarrell, General Manager, EMS Aviation. “With the pedigree of eNfusion systems behind it, the Aspire product family raises the bar with business aviation’s first purpose-built full color Android™ handset, designed to provide landline quality voice while offering cabin control. Other features including Wi-Fi®, exclusive acceleration and compression, are expected to be key momentum builders with operators, owners and OEMs alike.”
Like its sister eNfusion system, the Aspire 200 LG system is designed to transform an aircraft into an airborne hot spot and allows pilots and passengers to use Wi-Fi enabled PDA devices including BlackBerrys®, iPhones® and iPads® to access a multitude of applications; such as, email, internet browsing, smart phone connectivity and voice communications.
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