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Anti-Microbial Outlet Units Added to the World Leading EmPower® In-Seat Power System

Providing In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) suppliers, Seat manufacturers, Aircraft OEM, Airlines and Passengers benefit from Anti-Microbial Touch Points

Astronics has launched anti-microbial aircraft in-seat power Outlet Units developed under its ongoing Product Innovation Program.

Beginning in the third quarter of 2021, Astronics most popular EmPower® in-seat power systems Outlet Units will be produced and available as anti-microbial products using the latest technology to create an Anti-Microbial formulation. This includes the EmPower system 110VAC, Type A USB, Type C USB and all combination Outlet Units. It is expected that all EmPower system Outlet Units will be produced with this new Anti-Microbial formulation by early 2022.

Dennis Markert, Director of Business Development at Astronics, explains it: “We are a customer centric organization, which means both responding to our customers' needs and identifying solutions beyond what they are requesting. We began reimagining our products early on in light of the pandemic. We recognized that, in addition to the many safety features already included in our Outlet Units, providing anti-microbial touchpoints would benefit the entire supply chain as well as airlines and passengers. As the market leading cabin power supplier, we look to stay at the leading edge of innovative solutions that both transform and enhance the travel experience.”


Astronics Anti-Microbial Outlet Units have been tested to ISO22196 – Test for Antimicrobial Activity of Plastics. Testing to this industry recognized standard ensures Astronics products are effective against microbials.

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