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Astronics Corporation and Thales Avionics sign multi-year agreement for EmPOWER in-seat power systems

Astronics Corporation, a leader in advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power, avionics databus interfaces, and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp. (AES), signed a multi-year agreement with Thales Avionics, Inc. to provide Astronics' world leading EmPOWER(R) In-Seat Power Systems and other power conversion product lines for integration with Thales' In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) Systems on all major aircraft platforms including B787 and A350.

Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics Corp., commented, "We believe that our intelligent power control, distribution and conversion systems are excellent complements for Thales Avionics' innovative IFEC technology. We recognize this agreement as a testament of their confidence in our capabilities to consistently provide highly reliable, low weight power solutions and outstanding customer service. Strategically, we continue to innovate and develop new products in order to build our content value on aircraft."

Astronics began providing EmPOWER(R) products to Thales in 2007 under various commercial agreements. Since then, Astronics has developed multiple, unique power products to fulfill Thales IFEC system requirements.

For more than 15 years, Astronics has developed innovative intelligent power management systems. The patented EmPOWER(R) System is currently in service with over 150 Airline/OEM customers at more than 500,000 seat locations.

Press release issued by Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) on May 25, 2012

 

 Contact details from our directory:
Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) Power Distribution Equipment, Electric/Electronic Test Equipment, Cabin Address Systems, Passenger Service Units (PSUs), Airborne Electrical Power Supplies, Lighting Control Panels, Inverters, Ice Protection/Prevention Equipment, Starter Generators
Thales Avionics Head-Up Displays, LCD Displays

 

 Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Airbus A350 XWB

 

 Related directory sectors:
Electrical Power Systems
Cabin Interiors

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