Carriers select Astronics' 110 VAC and USB in-seat power systems


In-seat fit and retrofit installation for airlines

AES (Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems) has signed agreements with multiple airlines in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America to supply their EmPOWER in-seat power systems. These agreements include line fit and retrofit installations on over 500 narrow body aircraft. "EmPOWER systems have been installed on long haul aircraft for years, but passengers have begun to expect in-seat power on all flights, on all aircraft models, and in all classes of service," comments Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics. "We recognize an industry trend toward installation of in-seat power on narrow body platforms and are capturing this emerging market. Our airline partners' commitment to customer satisfaction lead to their selection of the EmPOWER in-seat power system." The agreements will result in EmPOWER in-seat power system installations in a variety of aircraft "including the B737, A320, and regional aircraft from Bombardier and Embraer." These power systems include the latest generation designs capable of providing up to 200 VA per passenger device through Astronics latest innovative outlet unit which combines an 110 VAC outlet with USB charging capability. In most cases, the system will be installed on all seats in the aircraft thus allowing every passenger access to a power outlet. The patented EmPOWER in-seat power system is currently in service with over 150 airline and OEM customers at more than 500,000 seat locations. Advanced Electronics Systems