Astronics' Solutions Incorporated with Many Innovative
Technological Advances in Aviation Design on Honda's First-Ever
EAST AURORA, N.Y., Oct 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leader in advanced, high
performance lighting, electrical power and automated test systems for
the global aerospace and defense industries, today announced that it has
been selected by Honda Aircraft Company to supply its 28VDC to 115VAC
EmPOWER(R) System and its Windshield Heat Controller as
standard installations on the HondaJet aircraft.
Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics,
commented, "The HondaJet is an efficient, fast and
technologically-advanced aircraft and we are extremely pleased to have
our power solutions on this innovative aircraft. We believe our unique
product solutions, superior design and responsive service were drivers
of Honda's selection of Astronics."
The EmPOWER(R) Inverter is TSO-C73 certified, DO-160E compliant
and FAA conforming for certification of power supply systems for
Portable Electronic Devices. Built with safety, convenience and
efficiency in mind, the EmPOWER(R) System has ground fault
interrupt, over voltage and current protection, as well as thermal load
shedding built into the unit. This intelligent in-seat power system
eliminates the need for external protection and control devices,
reducing cost and weight. The inverter is also configured for an
enable/disable input and a system in-use light for crew visibility and
control per the FAA Policy Statement.
Utilizing Astronics' patented intelligent power management, the inverter
provides power to the outlet unit only after an appropriate device is
properly inserted. For seamless use around the world, the outlet unit
will accommodate plugs from 155 countries.
The patented EmPOWER(R) System is currently in service with 150
Airline/OEM customers at over 500,000 seat locations. The 28VDC to
115VAC EmPOWER(R) In-Seat Power Supply System was launched into
the business jet market in 2009 and is the first intelligent power
management system of its kind available to the business jet market.
The Windshield Heat Controller will provide ice and fog protection
utilizing Astronics' extensive experience developing highly reliable and
efficient power generating and conditioning products. The Windshield
Heat Controller adds to the family of windshield temperature control
products designed and built by Astronics.
ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION
Astronics Corporation is a leader in advanced, high performance
lighting, electrical power and automated test systems for the global
aerospace and defense industries. The Company's strategy is to develop
and maintain positions of technical leadership in its chosen aerospace
and defense markets, to leverage those positions to grow the amount of
content and volume of product it sells to those markets and to
selectively acquire businesses with similar technical capabilities that
could benefit from our leadership position and strategic direction.
Astronics Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, DME
Corporation, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp. and Luminescent
Systems Inc., have a reputation for high quality designs, exceptional
responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing
practices. The Company routinely posts news and other important
information on its website at www.Astronics.com.
For more information on Astronics and its products, visit its
website at www.Astronics.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. One can identify these forward-looking
statements by the use of the words "expect," "anticipate," "plan,"
"may," "will," "estimate" or other similar expression. Because such
statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially
from those contemplated by the statements. Important factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially include the state of the
aerospace industry, the market acceptance of newly developed products,
internal production capabilities, the timing of orders received, the
status of customer certification processes, the demand for and market
acceptance of new or existing aircraft which contain the Company's
products, customer preferences, and other factors which are described in
filings by Astronics with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The
Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information in
this press release whether to reflect changed assumptions, the
occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in future operating
results, financial conditions or prospects, or otherwise.
SOURCE: Astronics Corporation
David C. Burney, (716) 805-1599, ext. 159
Chief Financial Officer
Kei Advisors LLC
Deborah K. Pawlowski, (716) 843-3908