Astronics and Aerotec Concept join forces


Astronics and Aerotec Concept have announced a cooperative agreement intended to enable both to offer a wider range of new technologies, applications and/or modifications requiring EASA and FAA certifications.

More specifically, the agreement provides Astronics with the means to expand its design, development, analysis, substantiation, certification, kitting and manufacturing capabilities further into the aerospace market in Europe.

Astronics and Aerotec have a rich history of successful collaborative efforts including qualification of The Edge, Astronics’ newly launched, fully scalable cabin network IFE platform, certification of large radome installations and power solutions for portable electronic devices.

“Given the success we’ve had to date on multiple projects completed in partnership with Aerotec, we are pleased to formalise our future collaboration through a mutually beneficial cooperative agreement,” said Mike Kuehn, president of Astronics CSC. “Aerotec’s expertise in testing, engineering and certification along with our integrated connectivity and data solutions make this an exciting partnership, and we look forward to supporting the European market as it continues to recover from the impact of COVID-19.”

“Astronics’ innovative cabin connectivity products and solutions are a great complement to our highly skilled abilities in aeronautics design, certification, manufacturing and maintenance,” said Johan Clochet, CEO of Aerotec. “We believe that together we are in a great position to serve both EASA and FAA customers.”

The companies said they could provide integration and certification solutions ranging from cabin reconfigurations and wireless systems to large radomes, in either FAA or EASA markets.

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