March 30, 2016 – IFE technology company, Phitek has received Part 21G Certification through independent verification by the European Airline Safety Agency (EASA). Together with the AS9100 qualification which the New Zealand-based company achieved in November 2015, Phitek is now in a position to offer customers a headphone connector solution certified to aviation standards.
Phitek CEO, Roy Moody, stated, “We are extremely proud to have achieved Part 21G and AS9100 certification, a recognition of our technical expertise in the aviation market. Achieving these certificates gives us the opportunity to offer customers our magnetic connectors, which helps solve a problem many airlines have with headphone jacks.
“For example a passenger may leave their seat and become tangled in their headphone cable. When the cable gets snagged, the angle and force of the tug often breaks the pins from the plug, leaving them inside the jack. More than half of all jack failures are caused by this problem, which costs airlines millions of dollars each year in part replacement, unsold seats and maintenance downtime”.