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Press Release: Astronics PGA Avionics’ IFE and CMS selected by Comlux America for ACJ330 VIP completion

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueAstronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics PGA Avionics, an innovator of in-seat motion systems, lighting systems, in-flight entertainment & connectivity systems (IFEC) and cabin management systems (CMS) for corporate and VVIP, announced today that it has been chosen by Comlux America as the IFEC/CMS supplier for their first ever wide-body interior completion on an ACJ330. Astronics PGA Avionics also entered into a 3-year contract for potential future Comlux America projects. The contract will enable Comlux America to propose Astronics PGA Avionics’ products to its customers.

Astronics PGA Avionics will be providing an IFEC/CMS system that controls the entire cabin and will include the latest suite of IFEC technologies, such as full-HD screens, touch screens, audio/video sources and passenger control units. The CMS simplifies control of the cabin environment from lighting and temperature to door closures. Astronics PGA has also integrated the latest technologies for DRM capability (Digital Right Management) into this innovative solution to offer passengers a unique in-flight experience.

“Being selected as the wide-body IFEC/CMS partner for Comlux is a testament to the quality, functionality and value of our innovative solutions,” said Mr. Marc Piaulet, Astronics PGA Avionics Sales & Marketing Director. “With our complete system, passengers will benefit from a high level of connectivity and cabin comfort. We appreciate the confidence that Comlux has placed in us and are excited to commence our first aircraft project in the U.S. market.”

Astronics PGA Avionics will showcase its latest innovations at the National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) November 17 through November 19, 2015. NBAA2015 is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, and Astronics can be found at booth C8543.

Astronics PGA Avionics is well known for its innovative engineering and manufacturing of in seat motion, lighting and in-flight entertainment systems for commercial, VVIP and business jet aircraft. In seat motion systems are specifically designed for first class and business class seating, and consist of linear or rotary actuators, a control module and a range of custom wiring harnesses, all of which satisfy the latest standards for B787 and A350 aircraft. Seat lighting systems are customized to accommodate various lighting scenarios for reading and ambiance, and designed to suit a broad array of décor. As a leading manufacturer for the corporate and VVIP aviation market, its full-HD audio/video in-flight entertainment and cabin management system solutions are flexible and convenient with a user-friendly interface that gives the user control over all in-cabin features from lighting to the hostess call function, door closure, satellite TV, security camera, moving-map systems, and power management systems. The system provides full HD streaming capability up to 30 personal electronic devices throughout the cabin.

Additional information can be found at www.pga-avionics.com.


Comlux America, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, is part of Comlux, The Aviation Group, a leading provider of worldwide VIP aviation services that includes aircraft management, VIP charter, aircraft sales and acquisitions, aircraft cabin designs and completions, aircraft engineering service, aircraft maintenance, and refurbishment and system upgrades.


Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) is a leading supplier of products to the global aerospace, defense, consumer electronics and semiconductor industries. Astronics’ products include advanced, high-performance electrical power generation and distribution systems, lighting and safety systems, avionics products, aircraft structures, engineering design and systems certification, and automated test systems. Astronics’ strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities, either internally or through acquisition, and using those capabilities to provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets and other markets where its technology can be beneficial. Astronics Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, has a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website.

For more information on Astronics and its products, visit its website at: www.Astronics.com.

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