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EMS Technologies Forms Aviation Division

By Tish Drake | January 21, 2010
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EMS Technologies has formed a new division, called EMS Aviation, which will allow it to combine its efforts to address connectivity needs for virtually any aircraft, the company said Wednesday. EMS Aviation will include the company’s EMS Satcom, EMS Formation and EMS Sky Connect. “We believe that we are in a global connectivity explosion – one that will result in a world where everything and everyone will be connected,“ said Neil Mackay, EMS president and CEO. “This drive for greater connectivity presents a prime opportunity to leverage the combined strengths of our aviation businesses and offer a full spectrum of connectivity solutions for cockpit and cabin. ... We believe the new organization will create greater scale and manufacturing efficiency, new opportunities in sales and business development, and more focused product development.” The capabilities of the combined group will include Inmarsat-based data systems for commercial and military aircraft, including transceivers, antennas and networking equipment; Iridium-based satellite transceiver systems and services for voice, tracking and data, serving helicopter and fixed-wing applications; in-cabin connection devices and computers to process data on board aircraft, including rugged data storage, airborne connectivity, and data recording and replay; and worldwide Ku-band two-way broadband antennas. EMS Aviation employs almost 500 personnel, the majority of whom are based in Ottawa, Canada, and Moorestown, N.J. Additional personnel and offices are located in Takoma Park, Md., Norcross, Ga., Tewksbury, U.K., and Adelaide, South Australia.

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