USA-based Aerospace technologies provider, Astronics Corporation, has signed a cooperation agreement with Aerotec Concept, a production, design and maintenance organisation based in Toulouse, France. The agreement is intended to open up new opportunities for both companies to market a wider range of new technologies, applications and/or modifications requiring EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and FAA (US Federal Aviation Administration) certifications.
A particular advantage for Astronics is that it will gain the means to expand its design, development, analysis, substantiation, certification, kitting and manufacturing capabilities further into the European aerospace market.
Astronics and Aerotec have collaborated in the past, including qualification of The Edge, Astronics’ fully scalable Cabin Network IFE Platform, and the certification of large radome installations and power systems for portable electronic devices.
“Given the success we’ve had to date on multiple projects completed in partnership with Aerotec, we are pleased to formalise our future collaboration through a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement,” stated Mike Kuehn, president of Astronics CSC. “Aerotec’s expertise in testing, engineering and certification, along with our integrated connectivity and data solutions, make this an exciting partnership, and we look forward to supporting the European market as it continues to recover from the impact of Covid-19.”
Johan Clochet, CEO of Aerotec added, “Astronics’ innovative cabin connectivity products and solutions are a great complement to our highly skilled abilities in aeronautics design, certification, manufacturing and maintenance. We believe that together we are in a great position to serve both EASA and FAA customers.”