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July 26, 2011

EMS Aviation to Provide Anderson Air with Best-in-Class in-Flight Connectivity System

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Connectivity has become an essential part of flight operations, and passengers expect to be able to make a call and have Internet access while in-flight. Realizing the same, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Anderson Air has selected EMS Aviation’s Aspire 200 LG airborne communications system for its Cessna Sovereign aircraft.

General Manager David Anderson, Anderson Air, said: “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.”

The Aspire 200 system 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.

In a press release, John Jarrell, Vice President and General Manager, EMS Aviation, said: “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. We are extremely pleased to work with Anderson Air to provide their customer with our best-in-class in-flight connectivity system.”

Standard wiring configuration and interfaces that support either Iridium (News - Alert) or Inmarsat components are some of the highlighting features of the Aspire system.

Without rewiring the cabin or changing out the avionics racks, operators will now be able to easily upgrade systems.

By exchanging the Aspire CSU Iridium transceiver for the Inmarsat (News - Alert) HDU transceiver, and also by adding a higher gain Inmarsat antenna, the system can be upgraded.

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.

In related news, EMS Aviation has unveiled a new channel aggregation capability for its eNfusion CNX 200 Network Accelerator, developed by Paris-based Eclipse.

Deepika Mala is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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