Astronics Test Systems Awarded Approximately $30 Million Contract to Support Kawasaki Rail Cars, Inc. for New York City Transit New Subway Cars

EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 Test Systems has been awarded a contract to develop and supply a test system to Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. (KRC), a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. The contract is valued at approximately $30 million with additional options for a total potential value of approximately $50 million.

The test system will supply post-delivery maintenance support for new generation subway cars being delivered by KRC to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s New York City Transit (NYCT). The cars are scheduled to be delivered to NYCT from 2020 to 2023. This program is expected to generate revenue for five years beginning in the first quarter of 2019.

“We are proud to be part of this large program, providing innovative consolidated test solutions that support mission-critical equipment,” commented Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics Corporation. “This program is a logical application of our skills and capabilities, leveraging our successful Aerospace and Defense test experiences. We look forward to making the program successful for KRC and NYCT.”


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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Source: Astronics Corporation