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Astronics’ Newest EmPower® UltraLite G2 USB Power System to Be Installed on 650 Aircraft by End of Year

  • Global leader in passenger power for commercial airlines has delivered 350 shipsets of the UltraLite G2 USB system with 300 more shipsets scheduled for 2024
  • USB Type C system weighs 30% to 40% less supporting airline efforts to reduce carbon emissions

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for global aerospace, defense and other mission critical industries, announced today the global delivery of 350 shipsets of the EmPower® UltraLite G2 Power System since its launch in 2022. The Company has backlog of 300 more systems to be delivered by the end of 2024 demonstrating the rapid increase in adoption rate for the next generation passenger power solution which delivers more power with less weight.

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Astronics' 30% to 40% lighter weight EmPower® UltraLite G2 passenger power system provides industry leading power with less weight to help reduce carbon emissions. (Photo: Business Wire)

Astronics' 30% to 40% lighter weight EmPower® UltraLite G2 passenger power system provides industry leading power with less weight to help reduce carbon emissions. (Photo: Business Wire)

As the industry's most powerful and intelligent cabin power system for charging passenger electronic devices, the EmPower Ultralite G2 is both linefit offerable with aircraft OEMs and well-suited for retrofit applications. This makes it ideally suited for carriers with mixed fleets that want to provide a consistent passenger experience.

"Our goal was to intersect the market need for high power USB Type C with a lighter weight solution,” said Jon Neal, President of Astronics AES. “While we were optimistic about the industry adoption rate, the universal market reaction across all regions, aircraft platforms, and installation applications has exceeded our expectations.”

Astronics' newest system, the EmPower Ultralite G2, uses a distributed zonal architecture, leveraging a next generation power supply with greater than 93% efficiency and system intelligence at the seat. As a result, the system can provide up to 60W of power at every seat with a combination of USB Type A and the latest USB Type C outlets. This allows maximum flexibility and airline customization, while reducing overall system and per seat weight by 30% to 40% when compared with other power solutions currently installed.

Astronics’ customer-centric focus and vision supports hundreds of airline customers and their partners in advancing their aerospace carbon neutrality initiatives as they strive to reduce their environmental impact.

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About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) 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, military branches, 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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