EMS Aviation, a division of mobile connectivity leader EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ELMG) announced today that it 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 on Gulfstream ® model GII and GIII aircraft. In addition, Banyan Air Services will be certifying EMS Aviation’s CNX ® Cabin Gateway series Wi-Fi ® solution for the Gulfstream GIV 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 that is unparalleled elsewhere in the industry,” said John Jarrell, General Manager, EMS Aviation. “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-color Android ™ handset. The handset is designed to provide landline quality voice service while also offering cabin control abilities and other features such as Wi-Fi, exclusive acceleration and compression, which are key momentum builders among operators, owners and OEMs alike.” “We are excited to team with EMS Aviation to provide Gulfstream operators with airborne connectivity,” said Brian Wilson, Director of Avionics, Banyan Air Service. “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. 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 200 LG system can transform any aircraft into an airborne hot spot and allows pilots and passengers to use Wi-Fi enabled PDA devices — including BlackBerry ® smartphones iPhones ® and iPads ® — to access a multitude of applications; such as email, web browsing, smartphone connectivity and voice communications. About EMS Technologies As one of the world’s leading providers of wireless connectivity solutions, EMS Technologies, Inc. keeps people and systems connected — on land, at sea, in the air or in space. EMS offers industry-leading technology to support Aero Connectivity and Global Resource Management markets through a broad range of cutting-edge satellite and terrestrial network products; helping businesses, assets and people stay connected and promoting universal mobility, visibility and intelligence. EMS (NASDAQ: ELMG) serves customers through operations in 12 countries.
www.emsaviation.com About Banyan Air Service Banyan Air Service based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) is a business and private aviation center that provides comprehensive services to domestic and international aircraft owners, corporations and governmental agencies. In addition to 24-hour FBO services, Banyan offers, aircraft sales, aviation store, Jet Runway Café, maintenance and avionics. The Banyan avionics department offers comprehensive avionics installations, repairs, modifications, and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers. In addition to High Speed Data solutions, they have extensive installation experience with In-Flight Entertainment upgrades, Glass Cockpits, LPV/WAAS upgrades, Flight Management Systems, Satellite TV, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, Multifunction Displays, Satellite Communications, Iridium, and Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems. Banyan’s avionics is certified as both an FAA and EASA repair station and has also earned repair station designations for Argentina, Brazil, Bermuda and Venezuela. Banyan also offers a mobile avionics team to provide services on location. For more information on Banyan’s other services, visit banyanair.com. Forward-Looking Statements Statements contained in this press release regarding the Company’s expectations for its financial results for 2011 and the potential for various businesses and products are forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those statements as a result of a wide variety of factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to economic conditions in the U.S. and abroad and their effect on capital spending in our principal markets; difficulty predicting the timing of receipt of major customer orders, and the effect of customer timing decisions on our results; our successful completion of technological development programs and the effects of technology that may be developed by, and patent rights that may be held or obtained by, competitors; U.S. defense budget pressures on near-term spending priorities; uncertainties inherent in the process of converting contract awards into firm contractual orders in the future; volatility of foreign currency exchange rates relative to the U.S. dollar and their effect on purchasing power by international customers, and on the cost structure of the our operations outside the U.S., as well as the potential for realizing foreign exchange gains and losses associated with assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies; successful resolution of technical problems, proposed scope changes, or proposed funding changes that may be encountered on contracts; changes in our consolidated effective income tax rate caused by the extent to which actual taxable earnings in the U.S., Canada and other taxing jurisdictions may vary from expected taxable earnings, changes in tax laws, and the extent to which deferred tax assets are considered realizable; successful transition of products from development stages to an efficient manufacturing environment; changes in the rates at which our products are returned for repair or replacement under warranty; customer response to new products and services, and general conditions in our target markets (such as logistics and space-based communications) and whether these responses and conditions develop according to our expectations; the increased potential for asset impairment charges as unfavorable economic or financial market conditions or other developments might affect the estimated fair value of one or more of our business units; the success of certain of our customers in marketing our line of high-speed commercial airline communications products as a complementary offering with their own lines of avionics products; the availability of financing for various mobile and high-speed data communications systems; risk that unsettled conditions in the credit markets may make it more difficult for some customers to obtain financing and adversely affect their ability to pay, which in turn could have an adverse impact on our business, operating results and financial condition; development of successful working relationships with local business and government personnel in connection with distribution and manufacture of products in foreign countries; the demand growth for various mobile and high-speed data communications services; our ability to attract and retain qualified senior management and other personnel, particularly those with key technical skills; our ability to effectively integrate our acquired businesses, products or technologies into our existing businesses and products, and the risk that any such acquired businesses, products or technologies do not perform as expected, are subject to undisclosed or unanticipated liabilities, or are otherwise dilutive to our earnings; the potential effects, on cash and results of discontinued operations, of final resolution of potential liabilities under warranties and representations that we made, and obligations assumed by purchasers, in connection with our dispositions of discontinued operations; the availability, capabilities and performance of suppliers of basic materials, electronic components and sophisticated subsystems on which we must rely in order to perform according to contract requirements, or to introduce new products on the desired schedule; uncertainties associated with U.S. export controls and the export license process, which restrict our ability to hold technical discussions with customers, suppliers and internal engineering resources and can reduce our ability to obtain sales from customers outside the U.S. or to perform contracts with the desired level of efficiency or profitability; our ability to maintain compliance with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration and the Federal Communications Commission, and with other government regulations affecting our products and their production, service and functioning; and costs associated with a recent announcement by one of shareholders that it intends to nominate four directors to our Board. Further information concerning relevant factors and risks are identified under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.