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Astronics creates new connectivity and certification group

Astronics logoAstronics has formed the Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC) group by combining the recently-acquired Telefonix PDT and Astronics Armstrong Aerospace.

It says 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).

Peter J. Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics Corporation, said: “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.

“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.”

The company 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.

It says it 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 group will complement the connectivity and data solutions from other subsidiaries, including Astronics AeroSat, manufacturer of SATCOM antennas, and Astronics Ballard Technology, manufacturer of cockpit connectivity components.

It says it 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.

 

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Astronics creates new connectivity and certification group was last modified: December 20th, 2017 by Steve Nichols
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