Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC), a subsidiary of Astronics, has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for retrofit installations of its EmPower in the flight deck on multiple Boeing aircraft types.
Astronics CSC completed the STCs in conjunction with retrofit projects for multiple airlines, in which more than 600 aircraft will provide the EmPower outlets for pilot use.
The STCs are for installations of 110 VAC and USB outlet combinations, plus power supplies and associated wiring kits, on Boeing 737, 757, 767, and 777 aircraft, with additional STCs for more Boeing and Airbus aircraft expected later this year in conjunction with additional airline retrofit programs.
Astronics’ EmPower products are already a standard line-fit option on Boeing and Airbus, and these new STCs represent an additional retrofit opportunity for airlines to provide consistency within their fleets.
“We were honoured to be selected by several airlines to create this retrofit solution for flight deck power,” said Michael Kuehn, president of Astronics CSC. “Our global experience in certification services is helping these airlines quickly provide a unified flight deck power experience across their entire fleets, which offers seamless convenience for their crews.”