Astronics Corporation have announced the release of a new in-seat power retrofit solution for airlines. The EmPower Xpress on-seat USB outlet housing solution attaches quickly and directly to installed seat tubes and delivers instant USB charging options for airvradt in a simple overnight maintenance turn.
The Empower Xpress offered by Astronics AES, a subsidiary of Astronics Corporation expands the retrofit offerings of the EmPower in-seat power product line. These products are the most widely implemented ins-seat power solution, currently flying on more than 280 airlines worldwide.
“Airlines have several factors to consider when retrofitting an aircraft with in-seat power, including providing a uniform passenger experience, compatibility with existing linefit options, efficient spares provision, common maintenance requirements, and personnel training,” explains Aaron Clarke, Vice President of Cabin Electronics for Astronics AES. “For these reasons, purchasing retrofit power from a linefit offerable vendor reduces the total cost of ownership over time. With EmPower Express, we’ve made it faster and easier for airlines to execute a coordinated in-seat power solution strategy for providing the inflight charging services that today’s passengers expect on every flight.”
Apart from a combination of flexibility and high power delivery and attachment to the seat without affecting the seat structure or requiring sear service bulletins, there are other key features too. These features are option to fit either an Astronics EmPower dual USB or single USB outlet unit, lightweight, standard black, grey, cream powder coated finishes along with custom coloring available and meets load, flammability and weight requirements while minimizing tripping hazards.