Astronics Honored with Best Inflight Connectivity Innovation Award by APEX and IFSA

CabinAXe, the Industry’s First Wi-Fi 6E Enabled Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP), Takes the Honors

EAST AURORA, NY, November 3, 2022 – Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, today announced that it received the Best Inflight Connectivity Innovation Award from the APEX and IFSA Associations at the APEX EXPO event in Long Beach, California. The award was for innovation in its newly introduced Wi-Fi 6E-enabled CWAP, CabinAXe.

Astronics' CabinAXe Cabin Wireless Access Point received the APEX/IFSA Award for best connectivity innovation award at APEX EXPO.
Astronics' CabinAXe Cabin Wireless Access Point received the APEX/IFSA Award for best connectivity innovation award at APEX EXPO.

CabinAXe is the first CWAP to utilize Wi-Fi 6E, creating a more compelling onboard connectivity experience for passengers. CabinAXe’s blazing fast wireless capabilities deliver unmatched performance, reliability, and security. Wi-Fi 6E extends spectrum for less network congestion and larger channel widths to provide multi-gigabit speeds. Built-in reliability is provided through Wi-Fi 6E’s interference avoidance, with tri-radio functionality optimized for high wireless density cabin environments. CabinAXe offers backwards installation capability with existing servers and wiring for easy overnight installations and unmatched efficiency.

"We are proud to have been selected for this prestigious award and thankful to the APEX/IFSA team for recognizing us," said Mike Kuehn, President of Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification. "CabinAXe was designed first and foremost for the passenger experience, and this award reinforces the powerful capabilities Wi-Fi 6E brings to the cabin."

For more information on CabinAXe, visit the Astronics website.

About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and other mission critical 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 over 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness.  Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, militaries, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.  The Company’s strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities that provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets.

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Company Contact:
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