Posted on: 29 July 2011 by Ross McSweeny
EMS Aviation has entered into an agreement with Banyan Air Service to obtain STC certifications for use of the EMS Aspire 200 LG and eNfusion systems and products aboard Gulfstream model GII and GIII aircraft.“EMS Aviation and Banyan 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 on business jets,” declared General Manager of EMS Aviation, John Jarrell. “With the pedigree of eNfusion systems behind it, the Aspire product family has raised the bar even higher since the release of business aviation’s first, purpose-built, full-colour Android handset.”“We are excited to team with EMS Aviation to provide Gulfstream operators with airborne connectivity. 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,” commented Brian Wilson, Banyan Air Service’s Director of Avionics. “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.”Like its sister eNfusion system, the Aspire 200LG system allows pilots and passengers to use Wi-Fi enabled PDA devices such as BlackBerry smartphones, iPhones and iPads to access a multitude of applications, including email; web browsing; smartphone connectivity and voice communications.
Banyan Air Services will also be certifying EMS Aviation’s CNX Cabin Gateway series Wi-Fi solution for the Gulfstream GIV aircraft.