East Aurora, NY | August 1, 2016– Astronics Ballard Technology of Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) announced today a new collaboration agreement with NI. Under the agreement, NI will market and sell Ballard PXI avionics products through its global sales channel, which includes sales teams in over 40 countries, 700 field engineers, and over 35,000 unique customer accounts.

The Astronics Ballard Technology products NI will represent include the advanced OmniBus II avionics interface cards for use with PXI Express for MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and multi-protocol.

Ballard also developed a new modern instrument driver for use with NI LabVIEW software and the NI LabVIEW Real-Time
Module. The driver provides an improved tool set for intuitive and efficient development of bus configurations and applications.

Ballard worked with NI to create an expansive library of MIL-STD- 1553 and ARINC 429 examples that demonstrate the feature set of the Ballard interface to be used with PXI Express and reduce application development time.

Astronics will be displaying its new Ballard hardware and driver that are compatible with NI LabVIEW at the main NI booth at NIWeek today through Thursday. These products are exclusively available through NI.

“This agreement validates Ballard’s long history of producing avionics interfaces for test systems based on the NI platform,” said Jon Neal, Vice President and General Manager of Astronics Ballard Technology. “The combination of Ballard’s databus expertise and NI’s global distribution network should provide excellent opportunities for both companies in the worldwide avionics test segment.”

NI LabVIEW is a highly productive software development environment for creating custom applications that interact with real-world data or signals in fields such as science and engineering. A development tool such as NI LabVIEW enables higher quality projects that are completed in less time with fewer resources.

“NI is pleased to add another subsidiary of Astronics Corporation to our team of product partners,” said Robert Jackson, Principal Product Partner Business Manager for NI. “Astronics Ballard Technology is a recognized leader in avionics databus interface technology with proven experience in PXI technology. The addition of the company’s high-performance interfaces, along with the multi- protocol design, provides our customers with added flexibility and the potential to reduce system costs.”

Astronics Test Systems established the intitial collaboration with NI to provide an updated line of PXI-based test instruments. The combination of Astronics Test System’s integration capability and avionics databus interface expertise strongly complements NI’s leadership in PXI-based automated test systems.

East Aurora, NY | August 6, 2014– Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ballard Technology, Inc. (Astronics Ballard Technology) is a key technology partner with Cathay Pacific Airways and will supply the Aircraft Interface Device (AID) for their innovative new eEnabled Aircraft Program.

Aircraft Interface Devices are an essential part of many avionics upgrades, such as electronic flight bag (EFB) and in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems, where they serve avionics data while protecting aircraft control domains from interference and corruption. The Cathay Pacific eEnabled Aircraft solution is an advanced system for connectivity and integration with ground systems. It provides a comprehensive, integrated electronic information exchange, which will replace existing manual processes to record, manage and distribute information for flight operations, line maintenance engineering and cabin defect management.

Extensive capabilities and a record of successful deployments were key factors in the decision by Cathay Pacific to select the Astronics AID for their eEnabled Aircraft Program. The Astronics AID is small, lightweight and rugged. It features an embedded microprocessor, high I/O density, and an internal PMC slot for functionality and I/O expansion.

“We enhanced our Aircraft Interface Device to include our Ethernet Switch Module, which allowed the unit to satisfy two of Cathay Pacific’s key system requirements in a single package. We believe this adds significant value to the eEnabled Aircraft Program by simplifying deployment and reducing system size, weight, and power consumption,” noted Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics Corporation.

Astronics Ballard Technology partnered with Cathay Pacific in a successful two-year development to bring the eEnabled Aircraft system to fruition. Cathay Pacific is now carrying out an Operational Evaluation with three Boeing 777 aircraft and when completed, plans to roll out the eEnabled system across its fleet of Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 passenger aircraft as well as Boeing 747 freighter aircraft. Cathay Pacific will also implement the eEnabled technology in the A330s and A320/1’s in the passenger fleet of Group airline Dragonair.