Astronics Corporation Awarded EmPower® Contracts from Three Major Asia Airlines

EAST AURORA, N.Y., June 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), a leading supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, today announced the newest EmPower® in-seat power system from wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) has been selected by three major airlines in Asia for installations scheduled through the 2017 to 2021 timeframe.  These recent awards will place in-seat power in more than 230 additional aircraft serving the Asia Pacific region.  The installations, valued at more than $16 million, will be in Boeing 737, 737-800 & 737 MAX, Airbus A320 and Bombardier CS300 aircraft. 

This system includes various EmPower® configurations, including 110V 60Hz as well as high-power (2.1A) USB for use with laptops and other Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs), such as iPad® and Smartphones.

Mike Hettich, Vice President of Astronics AES Cabin Electronics, said, “Statistics show that 97% of global passengers travel with their own mobile devices.  Airline carriers worldwide are responding to their passengers’ requests for power at the seat to keep their devices operational during the flight and fully charged for when they arrive at their destination.”

For nearly 20 years, Astronics has developed patented, intelligent power management systems.  The patented EmPower® System is currently in service with over 190 Airline/OEM customers at more than 900,000 seat locations. 

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) is a leading supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries.  Astronics’ products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation, distribution and motion systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification, and automated test systems.  Astronics’ strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial.  Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Astronics has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.  The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at

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For more information:
Dennis Markert
Director, New Business Development Cabin Product Line
(425) 895-4374

Deborah K. Pawlowski
(716) 843-3908

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Source: Astronics Corporation