is a leader in advanced, high performance lighting, electrical power and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries. Astronics Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp. (AES), Astronics Luminescent Systems Inc. (LSI) and Astronics DME Corporation (DME) have a reputation for high quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices.
Products and Technologies
Astronics product offerings are well balanced across the following areas:
Cabin Electronics, Airframe Power, Lighting Systems. Sales by Product
Astronics supplies power sources for in-flight entertainment systems and passenger personal electronic devices. Our patented EmPower® in-seat power system allows airline passengers to power their laptop, MP3, or personal DVD player directly from a power outlet built into the airline seat. We are also a leading supplier of products used to provide the power for in-flight entertainment systems built into the seat-backs of passenger airlines.
Astronics CorePower® line of products includes a wide range of Power Distribution products as well as Power Generation for secondary power and primary Starter Generator applications. Astronics is a recognized leader in the latest technology for Electronics Power Distribution Systems (EPDS) that features full digital control Electronic Circuit Breakers, programmable to meet current and future needs of the electrical system. Electronic Circuit Breakers are significantly smaller and lighter than their conventional counterparts. The result is that the entire EPDS is much smaller, lighter and more reliable than traditional systems. These features are uniquely suited for today's Very Light Jet and advanced helicopter programs.
Cockpit components include integrally illuminated display panels, control panel assemblies, keyboards, floodlights, map lights, caution/indicator panels, ambient light sensors, and a range of power supplies and dimmer units needed to control the lighting system.
Astronics has long been a leading supplier of formation lights for military aircraft, highly specialized lights that are used as positional aids when aircraft are flying in close proximity to one another. More recently, Astronics has entered the broader aircraft exterior lighting market, where products like navigation, anti-collision and landing/taxi are required. Our efforts, based around the use of high reliability LED (light emitting diode) and HID (High Intensity Discharge) lighting technology, have been warmly received by the market as we have been chosen to supply the exterior lighting system for a number of new aircraft including the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Cessna Mustang and the Eclipse 500.
Astronics is leading supplier of emergency egress lighting systems. These systems are designed to help airline passengers identify aircraft exits in the case of emergency. We provide escape path lighting direct to over 200 airline operators around the world. As with other technologies, once designed in the aircraft, we become the preferred supplier for replacement parts providing for a recurring revenue stream for each aircraft containing our systems. We are expanding our capabilities beyond the escape path to include reading lights, passenger signage and general area lighting systems.
Astronics customers continually commend us on our support and services. Astronics is an FAA and EASA approved repair facility, and provides 24/7 support. Astronics global presence means fast response times. From support teams in Asia to AOG services in Europe, Astronics is prepared to provide technical solutions around the clock; around the world. Astronics also provides installation support, installation design services, on-site training, and custom design services.