Posted on: 21 April 2013 by Mark Howells
Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp. (AES) and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have signed a multi-year agreement to provide AES’s EMPOWER in-seat power systems for installation with Panasonic’s in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) offering on Airbus A350 aircraft.
"We are pleased that Panasonic has chosen to continue its long-standing relationship with Astronics by selecting EMPOWER system products for integration with their IFEC systems onboard A350 aircraft," said Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics Corporation.
Astronics began providing EMPOWER products to Panasonic in 2005 under various commercial agreements. Since then, the parties have collaborated on the design and development of multiple power supply systems used to provide power to Personal Electronic Devices such as laptops, as well as the IFE seat back displays and other electronic devices provided by Panasonic in the cabin of commercial air transport aircraft.