EmPower Now Approved for Retrofit Installations in Multiple Boeing
EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--
Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced
technologies for the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor
industries, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics
Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC), recently received
Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for retrofit installations of
in the flight deck on multiple Boeing aircraft types. Astronics CSC
completed the STCs in conjunction with retrofit projects for multiple
airlines, in which more than 600 aircraft will provide the EmPower
outlets for pilot use.
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Astronics CSC has received STCs to provide flight deck power assemblies to retrofit multiple Boeing aircraft. (Photo: Business Wire)
The STCs are for installations of 110VAC and USB outlet combinations,
plus power supplies and associated wiring kits, on Boeing 737, 757, 767,
and 777 aircraft. Astronics expects to receive additional STCs for more
Boeing and Airbus aircraft later this year in conjunction with
additional airline retrofit programs. Airlines can leverage these STCs
for quick and simplified installations of EmPower flight deck power.
Pilots are increasingly using electronic flight bags (EFBs) and the
number of real-time applications they are using on those devices is
rising. Increased usage can drain power, and airlines are requiring
easily accessible outlets integrated into the flight deck. Astronics’
EmPower products are already a standard linefit option on Boeing and
Airbus, and these new STCs represent an additional retrofit opportunity
for airlines to provide consistency within their fleets.
“We were honored to be selected by several airlines to create this
retrofit solution for flight deck power,” said Michael Kuehn, President
of Astronics CSC. “Our global experience in certification services is
helping these airlines quickly provide a unified flight deck power
experience across their entire fleets, which offers seamless convenience
for their crews.”
EmPower systems, manufactured by Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems
(AES), currently provide passenger and crew power on more than 220
airlines worldwide. The new STCs for outlets that contain a 110VAC with
a USB will ensure that flight deck power will be “future proof” for
next-generation flight deck computing devices.
Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (formerly Telefonix PDT
and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace) provides inflight entertainment
hardware and certification services for aircraft. Astronics CSC offers
experience in over 100 domestic and international STC projects for IFEC,
power, and other aircraft systems. For additional information on
services provided by Astronics CSC, visit Astronics.com.
ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) 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. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military
branches, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the
collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.
For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit Astronics.com.
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Source: Astronics Corporation
Alan Manns, +1-847-244-4500
of Business Development