Over 500 aircraft to install EmPower passenger and flight deck power systems



Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), has been selected by multiple Asia-Pacific airlines to install the EmPower® in-seat power and flight deck power systems, the company said.

Several major airlines in Asia will install the EmPower systems from 2018 to 2025, including two Chinese low-cost carriers. These recent awards will place in-seat power within 500 additional narrow-body aircraft serving the Asia-Pacific region. The installations are scheduled on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

The systems include various EmPower configurations, including 110V 60Hz and high-power (2.1A) USB for use with laptops and other personal electronic devices (PEDs), such as iPads® and smartphones. The Flight Deck Power System includes high-power (2.1A) USB as well 110VAC to power electronic flight bag tablets.

For more than 20 years, Astronics has developed and delivered intelligent power management systems to the world´s aerospace industry. With more than one million outlet units delivered, the patented EmPower® in-seat power system is currently in service with over 230 airlines.

Located in Kirkland, Washington, Astronics AES is an industry-leading manufacturer of aircraft electrical power systems, including power generation and distribution. For more details on aircraft electrical power, visit Astronics.com.

Astronics Corporation serves the world´s aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit Astronics.com.