Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced today that its new wireless charging module (WCM) is now available to business aircraft and rotorcraft markets. Astronics’ WCM provides wireless charging capability for passenger smart phones and other devices, and is ideal for both forward fit and aftermarket retrofit.
Introduced at last year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, the new wireless charging module has been adopted by numerous seat manufacturers to provide fast, safe charging for passenger electronic devices (PEDs) including smartphones. The WCM easily integrates into the aircraft cabin environment with placement options in passenger seats, furniture, or galleys, and provides quick charging of Qi-enabled wireless devices.
“Business jet and VIP travelers expect the luxuries of home in their aircraft, right down to how they keep their newest phones and tablets charged,” explains Christine Ellis, Director of Business Development for Airborne Power & Control at Astronics AES. “Our wireless charger is flight proven and integration ready to bring an upscale touch to your next business jet program.”
Astronics’ EmPower® in-seat power is already the industry’s most adopted PED charging option with more than 280 airlines and business aircraft OEMs providing EmPower systems for their passengers and customers. The new wireless charging module represents an easy way to provide the convenience of wireless charging while creating a superior passenger experience.
The 15 watt charger is Qi (“chee”) certified and is compatible with the most popular mobile devices offered from Apple®, Samsung and others that are Qi-enabled. Astronics’ WCM is the only Qi-certified wireless charging module available for aircraft, and it is already linefit offerable by both Airbus and Boeing. Qi certification ensures safety through testing as well as device compatibility.
The WCM is available now. View the Wireless Charging Module details.
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Astronics Corporation serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, militaries, completion centers and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.
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