Montierchaume, France | September 8, 2015– Astronics PGA Avionics, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) and an innovator of in seat motion systems, lighting systems, In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity systems (IFEC) and Cabin Management Systems (CMS), announced today that a Boeing 747-8 VVIP aircraft was outfitted by a completion center in Switzerland with a comprehensive, customized IP IFEC/CMS solution.

With Astronics PGA IP system controlling the entire cabin, the aircraft includes the latest suite of IFEC technologies including full HD screens, touch screens, audio/visual sources and passenger control units. The CMS simplifies control of the cabin environment from lighting and temperature to door closures. Astronics PGA has also integrated the latest technologies for DRM (Digital Right Management) and games into this innovative solution to offer passengers a unique in-flight experience.

Astronics PGA Avionics is well known for its innovative engineering and manufacturing of in seat motion, lighting and in-flight entertainment systems for commercial, VVIP and business jet aircraft. In seat motion systems are specifically designed for first class and business class seating, and consist of linear or rotary actuators, a control module and a range of custom wiring harnesses, all of which satisfy the latest standards for B787 and A350 aircraft. Seat lighting systems are customized to accommodate various lighting scenarios for reading and ambiance, and designed to suit a broad array of décor. As a leading manufacturer for the corporate and VVIP aviation market, its full-HD audio/video in-flight entertainment and cabin management system solutions are flexible and convenient with a user-friendly interface that gives the user control over all in-cabin features from lighting to the hostess call function, door closure, satellite TV, security camera, moving-map systems, and power management systems.