Business & GA, Commercial

Panasonic Avionics, EMS Sign Antenna Pact

By Tish Drake | October 15, 2008
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Panasonic Avionics Corp., Lake Forest, Calif., announced a multi-year contract with EMS Technologies, Atlanta, for the supply of Panasonic eXConnect system antennas. Under the agreement, EMS Technologies’ Defense & Space Systems Division will provide the AURA-LE Ku-band antenna, developed collaboratively by Panasonic and EMS, as a core component of the Panasonic eXConnect system. Panasonic said its eXConnect system provides two-way broadband connectivity globally for passenger and crew applications, including Internet access, voice data, television and the ability to monitor and transmit airline operational data in real time. “EMS is excited to support the launch of Panasonic’s IFE product line with our new Ku-band broadband in-flight antenna,” said Paul Domorski, president and CEO, EMS Technologies. “Airlines are looking for solutions to deliver full-featured broadband Internet and entertainment services to their passengers that are lower weight, lower cost and better aligned with their business models. This collaboration represents a global connectivity solution that delivers the economics and performance airlines need to make in-flight communications both viable and profitable.”

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