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EMS Sky Connect Receives FAA Certification for Forté™ Product Line

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EMS Sky Connect Receives FAA Certification for Forté™ Product Line

EMS Sky Connect Receives FAA Certification for Forté™ Product Line

TAKOMA PARK, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EMS Sky Connect, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc., announced today that its Forté in-flight phone has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration. The STC authorizes installation of the phone system on Gulfstream® G-IV aircraft. The Forté phone system delivers full in-flight functionality, including e-mail access, for less than $20,000.

“There is an undeniable market need for an affordable and feature-rich flight phone,” said Wiley Loughran, EMS Sky Connect’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “We are meeting that need with the right product during these challenging financial times.”

Forté’s features and benefits include:

• Reliable global coverage through the Iridium network

• Full capabilities from ramp parking to cruising altitudes

• High-quality communications, including access to e-mail, in the cockpit and in the cabin

The Forté system also features a variety of dialing options, including compact wireless handsets, integrated cockpit headset dialers, and standard corded handsets featuring superb noise cancellation and audio clarity.

During a promotional period, EMS Sky Connect is offering voice service plans that allow users to prepay for Iridium airtime for as little as US$1.00/minute.

About EMS Sky Connect

EMS Sky Connect, a division of EMS Technologies, is a leader in Iridium satellite technology and services for helicopter, fixed-wing, ground-based and marine applications. EMS Sky Connect offers a broad range of satellite-based tracking and voice systems in both commercial and government markets. Visit www.skyconnect.com or www.ems-t.com for more information.

Business Wire

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