Several major airlines in Asia will install Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems’ EmPower in-seat power systems from 2018 to 2025, including two Chinese low-cost carriers. These recent awards will place in-seat power within 500 additional narrow-body aircraft from both Boeing and Airbus, serving the Asia-Pacific region.
The systems include various EmPower configurations, including 110 V 60 Hz and high-power (2.1 A) USB for use with laptops and other personal electronic devices (PEDs), such as iPads and smartphones
“Airlines throughout the Asia-Pacific region continue to invest in upgrading and expanding their narrow-body fleets, incorporating a ‘bring-your-own-device’ entertainment strategy that requires convenient access to power,” said Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO of Astronics Corporation. “Astronics is honoured that these airlines continue to select our EmPower system solutions to power the information devices used by crews in the cockpit plus the personal electronic devices used by passengers in the cabin.”