Remember that story about Panasonic Avionics dropping its contract with EMS? Well, I’ve received a response…from EMS.
“While Panasonic did purchase Starling a few months ago, EMS/Honeywell remains a sub-contractor to Panasonic in the delivery of antennas. We are still very much involved in the project with Panasonic,” says an EMS spokeswoman.
“Panasonic Avionics (formerly Starling) manufactures the aperture portion of the antenna system. The aperture is designed to work with the positioner component of the antenna. After the aperture segment is manufactured, it is integrated with the positioner component, which is designed, manufactured and tested by EMS/Honeywell. EMS/Honeywell remains the Parts Manufacturing Approval authority for the antenna.
“EMS/Honeywell values its relationship with Panasonic on this project and remains dedicated to helping Panasonic fulfil its commitments to its customers.”
Last year Honeywell acquired EMS for about $491 million, net of cash acquired.
Sooooooooo, who else in making money in IFEC? Welcome aboard. Hold onto your seats. This is going to be some ride.