Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Astro-Med Becomes A330 Printer Supplier
[Avionics Today June, 18, 2014] Thales Avionics has selected Astro-Med to provide flight deck printers for the extended range version of the Airbus A330 and A340 passenger jets. Under a new agreement between the two companies, Astro-Med will supply its ToughWriter 5 printer for the two Airbus programs.
Astro-Med CEO Gregory Woods said recent industry demand for the ToughWriter 5, first introduced in 2010, has been "enthusiastic." In 2013 the company signed a long-term manufacturing and life-cycle support agreement to produce the ToughWriter 5 as an option for Honeywell's Primus Epic flight deck, which Astro-Med anticipates will yield demand for 150 printers per year.