APEXEXPO2019: Astronics speeds up in-seat power retrofits

Astronics has unveiled its EmPower Xpress product, an on-seat USB outlet housing solution for its EmPower in-seat power product line, which promises to make future retrofits even easier.

According to the company, EmPower Xpress easily adjusts to the seat rail, either forward or rear-mounted, for maximum flexibility. Attaching to the seat without affecting the seat structure means the installation can occur quickly and without the need for seat service bulletins.

Features includes the option to fit either a dual USB or single USB outlet unit.

“With this new retrofit solution for in-seat power, the airlines now have a faster, easier, more configurable retrofit method than ever before,” explained Aaron Clarke, vice president of Cabin Electronics for Astronics AES. “For very little extra effort, airlines can now offer the in-flight charging services that today’s passengers expect on every flight.”

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