Global Express Electronic Flight Bag Linked to Internet

ABC Completions Uses EMS SATCOM HSD-128 High-Speed Data Terminal for Internet Access to Cockpit

Norcross, Georgia, UNITED STATES

OTTAWA and ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 16, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS SATCOM, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), announced today at the National Business Aviation Association's annual convention that its eNfusion(tm) HSD-128 High-Speed Data Terminal (HSD) has been integrated with an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) in a Global Express owned and operated by a high-profile Hollywood icon.

The system, installed by Montreal-based ABC Completions, provides an Inmarsat, satellite-based Internet link that now enables the EFB to provide instantaneous graphical weather information such as ARINC and Universal Weather. The advantage of the satellite-based link is that the data can be retrieved globally -- wherever the aircraft flies or operates. This is especially important for long-haul flights, or those outside of North America where terrestrial systems may not be available or reliable. The system also allows passengers to benefit from voice and Internet access in the aircraft cabin.

Says President of ABC Completions, Gary Nash, "Beyond weather capabilities, this new Internet capability also allows the flight crew to access hotel and car reservations, and other important data. This has opened up a completely new resource for the flight crews in dealing with the many pressures and demands they face every day."

"We are extremely excited about this application of our high-speed data terminal," says EMS SATCOM Vice President of Commercial Sales Jean Menard. "ABC's integration with the EFB demonstrates the flexibility of our eNfusion line of products in providing both cabin and cockpit communications services."

About ABC Completions

ABC Completions Inc. is a Montreal-based company, founded in 2001, that provides engineering and consulting services to the business jet marketplace. It is an authorized dealer for Max-Viz Enhanced Vision products, CMC Electronics for Electronic Flight Bags, EMS SATCOM for satellite data communications, WSI Corporation for satellite in-flight weather information, and International Communication Group for Iridium telephone systems. ABC Completions has extensive experience with Bombardier's aviation products and has an experienced professional Mobile Team that will install this equipment wherever the aircraft is stationed. For more information please contact Natalie Jarry at or visit the company's website at


EMS SATCOM specializes in the design and development of satellite-based terminals and antennas for the aeronautical, ground-mobile, maritime and emergency management markets. As the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Command and Control Enabling Technology of the Year award winner, the division is a leader in developing and supplying high-speed data communications equipment for enabling vital communications resources such as voice, e-mail and Internet capabilities to a broad variety of aircraft. Based in Ottawa, Canada, the company employs 270 people worldwide, including its development office in the U.K. and sales offices in the U.S., Mexico and Europe.

EMS SATCOM is a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions.

For more information, visit the company's website at

NOTE TO EDITORS: EMS SATCOM is exhibiting at NBAA 2006, in Booth Number 4253. For high-resolution photos, visit the company's virtual pressroom:


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