Anderson Air selects EMS Aviation for in-flight communications system


EMS Aviation, a division of EMS Technologies, announced
that Vancouver, British Columbia-based Anderson Air has selected the Aspire 200
LG airborne communications system for its Cessna Sovereign aircraft. Anderson
Air operates the aircraft for a Canadian company.


Interest in our Aspire product line from aircraft
operators, OEMs and our dealer network continues to ramp-up,” said John
Jarrell, vice president and general manager,
EMS Aviation.


EMS has been delivering satellite communications systems
for more than 20 years, and in that time we’ve learned that flexibility, ease
of installation and ability to upgrade are what drive system selection.


The Aspire 200 system, to be installed in Anderson Air’s
Cessna Sovereign aircraft, includes a CNX 200 Network Accelerator and is
designed to deliver feature-rich voice and data connectivity to owners and
operators of small- and medium-sized business aircraft.


Key features of the Aspire system include standard wiring
configuration and interfaces that support either Iridium or Inmarsat
components. Operators can easily upgrade systems without rewiring the cabin or
changing out the avionics racks.


The system can be upgraded by exchanging the Aspire CSU
Iridium (voice and low-speed data) transceiver for the Inmarsat HDU (voice and
high-speed data) transceiver, and also by adding a higher gain Inmarsat


Aspire’s Inmarsat system data rates run from up to 200
kbps with a low-gain antenna, to 330 kbps with an intermediate-gain antenna and
432 kbps with a high-gain antenna.


Connectivity has become an essential part of our flight
operations, and passengers expect to be able to make a call and have
Internet access while in-flight,” said David Anderson, general manager,
Anderson Air.


In this particular case, the company flies regularly to
South America and Europe, and needs voice and data contact during the long
flights. We selected the Aspire solution because it fits our own and our
customer’s requirements and it also offers an easy upgrade path to even greater
bandwidth if needed,” Anderson added.



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