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Astronics Awarded HondaJet Contract

By Tish Drake | October 11, 2011
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Astronics Corp. was selected by Honda Aircraft to supply its 28VDC to 115VAC EmPower System and its Windshield Heat Controller as standard installations on the HondaJet aircraft.

The EmPower Inverter is TSO-C73 certified, DO-160E compliant and FAA conforming for certification of power supply systems for Portable Electronic Devices. It has ground fault interrupt, over voltage and current protection, as well as thermal load shedding built into the unit. Additionally, it configured for an enable/disable input and a system in-use light for crew visibility and control per the FAA Policy Statement. The Windshield Heat Controller will provide ice and fog protection.

"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," said Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO of Astronics.

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