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Press Release: Astronics AES introduces anti-microbial outlet units


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueAstronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries, announced the launch of anti-microbial aircraft in-seat power Outlet Units developed under its ongoing Product Innovation Program.

Beginning in the third quarter of 2021, Astronics’ most popular EmPower® in-seat power systems Outlet Units will be produced and available as anti-microbial products using the latest technology to create an Anti-Microbial formulation.  This includes the EmPower® system 110VAC, Type A USB, Type C USB and all combination Outlet Units.  It is expected that all EmPower system Outlet Units will be produced with this new Anti-Microbial formulation by early 2022.

“We are a customer centric organization, which means both responding to our customers’ needs and identifying solutions beyond what they are requesting.  We began reimagining our products early on in light of the pandemic.  We recognized that, in addition to the many safety features already included in our Outlet Units, providing anti-microbial touchpoints would benefit the entire supply chain as well as airlines’ and passengers,” says Dennis Markert, Director of Business Development at Astronics. ”As the market leading cabin power supplier, we look to stay at the leading edge of innovative solutions that both transform and enhance the travel experience.”


Astronics Anti-Microbial Outlet Units have been tested to ISO22196 – Test for Antimicrobial Activity of Plastics.  Testing to this industry recognized standard ensures Astronics products are effective against microbials.

About Astronics Corporation

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 over 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.The Company’s strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities that provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets.

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