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Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Introduces New DC Electronic Circuit Breaker Unit

Revolutionary Versatility for Rotorcraft, Business Jets, and Other Aircraft Power Systems

EAST AURORA, NY, February 26, 2018 – Astronics 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 Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), is expanding its CorePower® system product line with a new 28VDC Electronic Circuit Breaker Unit (ECBU). As the newest addition to its successful line of ECBUs, the new unit provides 24 channels of 28VDC power in a lightweight, compact design that simplifies electrical system complexity while improving power system flexibility. The new ECBU incorporates Astronics' latest solid-state electronic circuit breaker (ECB) technology and offers programmable ECB outputs that can be custom configured to each mission or aircraft.

Astronics AES is introducing a new compact 28VDCElectronic Circuit Breaker Unit as part of itsCorePower Electrical Power Distribution System.

"This unit combines new features based on years of flight experience and customer feedback. Aircraft manufacturers have asked for simpler, smaller and lighter ECBUs for installation in tight spaces. They have asked for the ability to be able to configure the units themselves based on varied missions and endcustomer requirements. We've listened closely, and with this new ECBU, we give them the tools to achieve their goals. In the future, this new family of products will enable customers to easily grow their system with components, such as an AC ECB card or I/O card, to craft a custom architecture for varied platforms," said Kellsey Justus, Vice President of Airborne Power and Control at Astronics AES.

As previously announced, a version of this unit will be certified on the Textron Denali aircraft. Astronics is taking orders for the 1448 DC ECBU now.

For over 20 years, Astronics AES has delivered intelligent power management systems to the world's aerospace industry. The patented CorePower® system has served in over 10,000,000 failure-free ECB flight hours. 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 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.

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