EBACE 2011: EMS Aviation’s Aspire In-Flight Connectivity System Makes European Debut
EMS Aviation (Stand 443) is debuting its Aspire family of satellite-based, in-flight connectivity systems at EBACE. The family includes the company’s new AirMail portable e-mail product and a color, touch-screen handset.
The recently certified Aspire 200 system began shipping in North America this spring and the first installation is under way on a Hawker 4000. Future installations on a Cessna Citation Sovereign and several other platforms are slated for completion by the end of the summer.
Aspire delivers voice and data connectivity to owners and operators of small- and medium-sized business aircraft, using standard wiring configurations and interfaces to support either Inmarsat or Iridium components. Users can easily change or upgrade systems without rewiring the aircraft or changing the avionics racks.
EMS Aviation intends to expand Aspire in phases and is pursuing additional supplemental type certifications for several other aircraft, including the Bombardier Challenger 300, Cessna Citation XLS/XLS+ and Dassault Falcon 2000.