Posted on: 05 January 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Astronics Corporation has announced that it has been selected by Iberia Airlines, the Spanish flag carrier, to supply its EMPOWER in-seat power systems for the airline’s economy cabins.
Already utilizing the EMPOWER products in its business class cabins, Iberia Airlines will this year begin an initial installation across seven Airbus 340-300 aircraft.
Iberia Airlines is the launch customer for the newest generation of EMPOWER products, introduced at the 2010 Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) Conference & Exhibition (formerly the World Airline Entertainment Association). The order includes the newest in-seat power supply system which provides up to 200VA per passenger, USB power outputs, and the integrated AC and USB outlet unit.
Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics Corporation, said "Selection of our newest EMPOWER products by Iberia Airlines is a testament to our innovation and the technology that we continue to develop in order to meet the increasing needs of airline passengers."