Astronics lands US$16m of contracts for in-seat power in Asia


June 23, 2016 – Astronics Corporation today announced that 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 by the company at more than US$16 million, will be in Boeing 737, B737-800, B737 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 iPads and smartphones.

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