Astronics Corporation Selected to Supply Exterior Lighting System for Boeing 737 MAX
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Press release date: February 25, 2014
EAST AURORA, N.Y. – Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq:ATRO) ("Astronics"), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Luminescent Systems Inc., has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide exterior lighting for the Boeing 737 MAX.
Astronics will supply a full suite of products that provide the position, navigation and anti-collision lighting functions for the aircraft. The lights will utilize light emitting diodes (LEDs) to provide an industry leading combination of increased reliability and reduced power consumption.
Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics, commented, "We have been involved in aircraft lighting for many years, and this award demonstrates that our technology is world class. We first developed LED aircraft lighting for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter almost ten years ago and have continued to improve the technology ever since. With the 737 MAX award, our technology will be on the most advanced commercial transport, military and business jet aircraft flying today."
ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION
Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq:ATRO) is a leader in advanced, high-performance electrical power & motion, lighting & safety, specialized avionics, structure products and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries. Astronics' strategy is to develop and maintain positions of technical leadership in its chosen aerospace and defense markets, to leverage those positions to grow the amount of content and volume of product it sells to those markets and to selectively acquire businesses with similar technical capabilities that could benefit from our leadership position and strategic direction. Astronics Corporation, and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Astronics AeroSat Corporation, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., Ballard Technology, Inc., DME Corporation, Luminescent Systems Inc., Max-Viz, Inc., PECO, Inc. and PGA Electronic S.A, have a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its Web site at www.astronics.com.
For more information on Astronics and its products, visit its Web site at www.astronics.com.