New group comprised of Telefonix PDT acquisition and Astronics
EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced
technologies for the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor
industries, today announced that it has formed the Astronics
Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC) group by combining the
recently acquired Telefonix PDT and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace. The
new group will serve the needs of aerospace connectivity providers with
a complete set of hardware, integration engineering, installation
design, and certification services to enable aircraft in-flight
entertainment and connectivity (IFEC).
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Through Astronics CSC, the company will offer a complete set of hardware, integration engineering, installation design, and certification services to enable aircraft in-flight entertainment and connectivity. (Photo: Business Wire)
"We serve the world's leading in-flight entertainment and connectivity
providers, and this transition represents further commitment to offer
our customers the most complete set of connectivity hardware,
installation design, and certification services available from a single
supplier," said Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Astronics Corporation. "Astronics CSC combines the best of
both worlds - offering a suite of connectivity solutions that can be
delivered a la carte or as a complete solution set, according to
customer needs. With all of this capability in-house, we anticipate
shortening a customer's time to market for new, certified IFEC systems."
Astronics CSC will continue to offer the products and services formerly
offered by Armstrong Aerospace, working both within Astronics and with
its industry partners to certify and install new IFEC, power, and other
systems on commercial and business aircraft.
Astronics CSC will also continue to offer the products previously
marketed by Telefonix PDT, including its cord reels and in-flight
connectivity hardware such as wireless access points, servers, and
control components. Product Development Technologies (PDT), a product
design and development consultancy, will operate independently within
the Astronics CSC structure.
The new Astronics CSC group will complement the connectivity and data
solutions from other Astronics subsidiaries, including Astronics
AeroSat, manufacturer of SATCOM antennas, and Astronics Ballard
Technology, manufacturer of cockpit connectivity components.
Astronics CSC will continue to operate from its existing office
locations in the greater Chicago area with current personnel. Michael
Kuehn, formerly the president of Telefonix, will serve as the president
of Astronics CSC.
For details on the new group, please visit Astronics.com.
ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ:ATRO) serves the world's aerospace,
defense, and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology
solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its
array of power, connectivity, lighting, structure, test and additional
technologies to solve complex challenges. For nearly 50 years, Astronics
has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional
responsiveness. Today global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military
branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 manufacturing
organizations rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of
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