Astronics subsidiary Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems signed a multi-year agreement with Thales Avionics to provide its EMPOWER In-Seat Power Systems and other power conversion product lines for integration with Thales’ In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) systems on all major aircraft platforms including B787 and A350.
“We believe that our intelligent power control, distribution and conversion systems are excellent complements for Thales Avionics’ innovative IFEC technology. We recognize this agreement as a testament of their confidence in our capabilities to consistently provide highly reliable, low weight power solutions and outstanding customer service. Strategically, we continue to innovate and develop new products in order to build our content value on aircraft,” said Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO of Astronics.
Astronics began providing EMPOWER products to Thales in 2007 under various commercial agreements. Since then, Astronics has developed multiple power products to fulfill Thales IFEC system requirements.