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Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Passes 2,500 Aircraft Milestone

Confirms Acceptance of EVS as a Vital Component of Flight Safety

EAST AURORA, NY, October 4, 2017 – Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, announced today that more than 2,500 of its Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) have now been installed in rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.

"Astronics Max-Viz is thrilled to pass this milestone and anticipates that our device will become even more recognized throughout the industry as a vital component of flight safety," said Tom Geiger, Business Unit Manager of Astronics Max-Viz.

"In addition, the recent ruling from the FAA permitting properly equipped aircraft to fly certain instrument flight rule (IFR) approaches to landing, in lieu of natural vision, should drive additional acceptance of this effective safety technology," he added. Of the 2,500 installed systems, approximately 60 percent are on fixed-wing general aviation aircraft and 40 percent are operating on helicopters.

Astronics Max-Viz EVS provides pilots with an unprecedented level of situational awareness and safety by enabling them to see more precisely during day or night in adverse weather conditions, such as haze, smoke, smog and light fog, even in the darkest night. At night, pilots can also see and avoid clouds for a smoother ride. While landing, pilots using the Max-Vis EVS can identify the runway and view the terrain clearly to avoid wildlife and unlit obstructions.

With Supplemental and Type Certificates in both fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft, Astronics Max-Viz offers products built on more than 15 years of success in enhanced vision systems. For more information, visit astronics.com.


Cirrus SR-22 enhanced vision option showing a real-time image of a deer on a runway using the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System.

ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) is a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries. Astronics' products and services include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, seat motion solutions, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, systems certification, and automated test systems. Astronics' strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Astronics has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition, and best-in-class manufacturing practices.

For more information on Astronics and its products, visit Astronics.com.

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