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Aircraft In-Seat Power


Overview

Power all your passenger devices with the extensive menu of innovative EmPower® in-seat power solutions from Astronics. Built from the reliable technology of the industry's most proven power solutions, count on Astronics for:

  • Proven solutions on 1 million+ seats on 230+ airlines worldwide
  • Award-winning, patented, and certified designs
  • A customized solution for your unique needs
  • Continuously updated technology, such as USB Type-C and wireless charging
  • Linefit and retrofit options

 

We invite you to learn why all major industry partners rely on our certified power solutions to deliver excellent passenger experiences.


A Breadth of Products to Suit Any Need

We offer the industry's most comprehensive set of solutions, serving all segments from low cost carriers solutions through high end commercial jets, from rotorcraft through VIP jets. See our specific solutions for:

110VAC and USB Combination In-Seat Power

The EmPower universal AC Outlet Unit is compatible with plugs from over 170 countries and is designed such that 110VAC power is not present at the outlet until a suitable plug is fully inserted. For the systems with USB power, an integrated AC/USB Outlet Unit is available.

110VAC + USB

Learn more about our 110VAC and USB combination in-seat power systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-A

The USB charging port is available in single and dual configurations. Power supply options for seat or zone installation allow easy integration with all aircraft types.

USB Only

Learn more about our USB Type-A charging systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-C

The Astronics EmPower USB Type-C charging system provides up to 60 watts of power to charge the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, and other Type-C charging-enabled accessories while in flight.

TypeCgrouping

Learn more about our Type-C USB power delivery system

Wireless Charging Module

Integrate this high power, small form factor, wireless charging module into your latest seat offerings and tray tables without sacrificing seat aesthetics.

Wireless Charging Module

Learn more about our wireless charging module

UltraLite USB System

This innovative passenger in-seat power system architecture provides up to thirty (per power supply) high power USB passenger outlet units using remotely located zonal power supplies.

UltraLite USB System

Learn more about our UltraLite USB in-seat power system

Airlines

Astronics pioneered passenger in-seat power technology by installing the first EmPower® systems over 20 years ago. Since then, Astronics continues to refine the EmPower system to provide innovative power solutions that improve the flight experiences for passengers and crew.

Today, the EmPower system is the airlines' industry standard with over 89% market share providing in-seat power to over 230 customers and over 1 million seats.


From the Industry Leaders for In-Seat Power Solutions

EmPower Infographic

Whether you are upgrading an existing fleet or outfitting new aircraft, rely on EmPower, the industry's leading linefit and retrofit in-seat power solution. Supporting the charging of passengers' personal electronic devices (PED) is your differentiator for a positive passenger experience, especially in bring-your-own-device inflight entertainment scenarios.

Because EmPower products are linefit offerable at Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier, they meet the stringent OEM performance and safety requirements not available from retrofit-only suppliers.  In many cases, Astronics EmPower products are the only linefit power solutions linefit by OEMs.

EmPower installations are an average of 16% lighter than competing systems and are backed by Astronics’ unmatched quality and commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

Each configuration has several standard and customizable options to ensure compatibility with all aircraft types and to meet the unique needs and desires of your program.

110VAC and USB Combination In-Seat Power

The EmPower universal AC Outlet Unit is compatible with plugs from over 170 countries and is designed such that 110VAC power is not present at the outlet until a suitable plug is fully inserted. For the systems with USB power, an integrated AC/USB Outlet Unit is available.

110VAC + USB

Learn more about our 110VAC and USB combination in-seat power systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-A

The USB charging port is available in single and dual configurations. Power supply options for seat or zone installation allow easy integration with all aircraft types.

USB Only

Learn more about our USB Type-A charging systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-C

The Astronics EmPower USB Type-C charging system provides up to 60 watts of power to charge the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, and other Type-C charging-enabled accessories while in flight.

TypeCgrouping

Learn more about our Type-C USB power delivery system

Wireless Charging Module

Integrate this high power, small form factor, wireless charging module into your latest seat offerings and tray tables without sacrificing seat aesthetics.

Wireless Charging Module

Learn more about our wireless charging module

UltraLite USB System

This innovative passenger in-seat power system architecture provides up to thirty (per power supply) high power USB passenger outlet units using remotely located zonal power supplies.

UltraLite USB System

Learn more about our UltraLite USB in-seat power system

For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.881.1700 or contact sales.

Business Jets

Delight your passengers and crew on your business or VIP jets with the robust lineup of in-seat power systems from Astronics. Whether to support electronic flight bags in the cockpit or passenger devices in the cabin, keep it all charged to offer a productive, connected work and entertainment environment.  

With 20+ years of proven product line, quality, and reliability, the EmPower® system is the global system of choice with units currently serving on Embraer, Gulfstream, HondaJet, Cessna, Piper, Lear, Saab, and other business aviation platforms.


In-Seat Power Systems

Whether you need linefit or retrofit in-seat power systems for business and VIP aviation, Astronics can help.  

Our suite of EmPower products consists of an in-seat power supply plus the outlet units for passengers. EmPower installations are lighter than competing systems, less intrusive with fewer components (making installation easier and faster), and come backed by Astronics' commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

Systems are configurable for efficiency and cost savings, and customizable with finishes to match any cabin ambiance. Work with us directly on your linefit installations. For retrofit installations, contact our Authorized Dealer Network.

Whatever your needs, we collaborate with you to customize your system and make it easy to upgrade your jets with minimal downtime.

In-Seat Power Supply

The EmPower in-seat power supply is the world leader in charging portable electronic devices for passengers and crew. With solutions for both AC and DC aircraft, the EmPower ISPS is a safe and efficient source of AC and high power USB for the cabin and cockpit.

28VDC to 110 Volt AC & 5VDC USB In-Seat Power Supply

Find out more about our in-seat power supply

AC, USB, and Dual AC/USB Outlet Units

EmPower outlet units are available in three configurations: 110VAC only, 110VAC and high power USB, and high power USB only. Each configuration includes customizable options including colors and finishes that ensure an aesthetic compatibility with all aircraft types and to meet the unique needs and desires of OEMs and aftermarket customers.

EmPower Outlets Line

Find out more about our outlet units

Dual Frequency Converter Unit (DFCU)

The dual frequency converter unit (DFCU) can produce 4kw of either 110/60Hz or 230/50Hz AC to provide utility power anywhere in the world the aircraft operates. You can use this unit as a distributed power system – all in one box – with the inclusion of 10 AC programmable electronic circuit breakers.

DFCU

Find out more about our dual frequency converter units

For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.881.1700 or contact sales.

Commercial Jets

EmPower® in-seat power systems serve as the industry's premier choice as a linefit option for your commercial jets. Today there are over 1 million EmPower in-seat power installations on most major OEM aircraft.

Supporting the charging of passengers' personal electronic devices (PED) is your differentiator for a positive passenger experience, especially in bring-your-own-device inflight entertainment scenarios. Ideal for any aircraft, ask us about providing EmPower as your linefit product on your next aircraft development project.


In-Seat Power Solutions from the Industry's Linefit Leaders

EmPower Linefit Infographic

EmPower products are linefit offerable at Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, and Bombardier. In fact, Astronics is the only supplier of in-seat power products linefit approved on the B787 and A350 aircraft.

EmPower installations are an average of 16% lighter than competitors’ systems and are backed by Astronics’ unmatched commitment to customer support and satisfaction. Each product line offers several standard and customizable options to ensure compatibility with all aircraft types and to meet the unique needs of your airline customers and their passengers.

Leverage the linefit-approved in-seat power for your next aircraft program. Benefits include:

  • Improved safety and performance: Linefit systems meet the stringent OEM performance and safety requirements, unlike retrofit-only power suppliers
  • Consistent experiences: Your customers can select the same system for their linefits and retrofits to provide consistent passenger and maintenance experiences
  • Lower overall total cost of ownership (TCO): Specify Astronics to offer your customers cost savings from system maintenance efficiencies, commonality of spares, reduced service bulletin costs, and one-vendor support contracts
  • Pricing efficiencies: Enjoy volume pricing
  • Less red tape: Single purchase contracts are available for outfitting your next program

110VAC and USB Combination In-Seat Power

The EmPower universal AC Outlet Unit is compatible with plugs from over 170 countries and is designed such that 110VAC power is not present at the outlet until a suitable plug is fully inserted. For the systems with USB power, an integrated AC/USB Outlet Unit is available.

110VAC + USB

Learn more about our 110VAC and USB combination in-seat power systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-A

The USB charging port is available in single and dual configurations. Power supply options for seat or zone installation allow easy integration with all aircraft types.

USB Only

Learn more about our USB Type-A charging systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-C

The Astronics EmPower USB Type-C charging system provides up to 60 watts of power to charge the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, and other Type-C charging-enabled accessories while in flight.

TypeCgrouping

Learn more about our Type-C USB power delivery system

Wireless Charging Module

Integrate this high power, small form factor, wireless charging module into your latest seat offerings and tray tables without sacrificing seat aesthetics.

Wireless Charging Module

Learn more about our wireless charging module

UltraLite USB System

This innovative passenger in-seat power system architecture provides up to thirty (per power supply) high power USB passenger outlet units using remotely located zonal power supplies.

UltraLite USB System

Learn more about our UltraLite USB in-seat power system

For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.881.1700 or contact sales.

Rotorcraft

Depend on the rugged, proven EmPower® system for your next rotorcraft program. From cockpit to cabin, Astronics delivers its lightweight, reliable charging systems for all of your pilot and passenger electronic devices.

With more experience and more converters flying than anyone else in the world, Astronics can adapt an EmPower system to meet your rotorcraft’s specific requirements.


Power for Everyone in Your Helicopter

From electronic flight bags to passenger devices, our configurable system is ready for any mission – from tourist sightseeing to search and rescue helicopters. Keep pilots connected to their mission and changing conditions. Ensure passengers arrive with fully charged personal electronic devices (PEDs). Satisfy all of your customers’ needs with this industry-leading power system.

Installed on rotorcraft around the world by Astronics Authorized Installing Dealer Network, EmPower systems are linefit offerable on OEM rotorcraft. EmPower installations are lighter than competing systems, less intrusive with fewer components (making installation easier and faster), and come backed by Astronics' commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

EmPower units are flight proven on Airbus, MD Helicopter, and other rotorcraft. Let's collaborate on a solution for your next rotorcraft or helicopter program.

In-Seat Power Supply

The EmPower in-seat power supply is the world leader in charging portable electronic devices for passengers and crew. With solutions for both AC and DC aircraft, the EmPower ISPS is a safe and efficient source of AC and high power USB for the cabin and cockpit.

28VDC to 110 Volt AC & 5VDC USB In-Seat Power Supply

Find out more about our in-seat power supply

AC, USB, and Dual AC/USB Outlet Units

EmPower outlet units are available in three configurations: 110VAC only, 110VAC and high power USB, and high power USB only. Each configuration includes customizable options to ensure compatibility with all aircraft types and to meet the unique needs and desires of OEM's and aftermarket customers.

EmPower Outlets Line

Find out more about our outlet units

Dual Frequency Converter Unit (DFCU)

The dual frequency converter unit (DFCU) can produce 4kw of either 110/60Hz or 230/50Hz AC to provide passenger and utility power anywhere in the world the aircraft operates. You can use this unit as a distributed power system – all in one box – with the inclusion of 10 AC programmable electronic circuit breakers.

DFCU

Find out more about our dual frequency converter units

For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.881.1700 or contact sales.

Seat Manufacturers

Astronics offers its entire lineup of EmPower® in-seat power products for installation in seats around the globe.

Whether purchased by seat manufacturers or retrofit into seats by airlines, today there are more EmPower products installed in aircraft seats than any other provider.


#1 Provider for In-Seat Installations

Astronics works with you to customize a solution for your seat design. Offer your customers a solid, reliable solultion that offers the longest MTBF in the industry, which means you can expect little to no maintenance over the life of the seat. EmPower outlets and power systems are linefit offerable and are easy to integrate into any seat design.

Astronics is already working with all major seat manufacturers including:

Acro
Ali-Jiatai
Geven
HAECO

LIFT by Encore
Recaro
Rockwell Collins
Stelia

Thompson
TSI
ZIM
Zodiac

We look forward to working with you on your next in-seat passenger power program.

    110VAC and USB Combination In-Seat Power

The EmPower universal AC Outlet Unit is compatible with plugs from over 170 countries and is designed such that 110VAC power is not present at the outlet until a suitable plug is fully inserted. For the systems with USB power, an integrated AC/USB Outlet Unit is available.

110VAC + USB

Learn more about our 110VAC and USB combination in-seat power systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-A

The USB charging port is available in single and dual configurations. Power supply options for seat or zone installation allow easy integration with all aircraft types.

USB Only

Learn more about our USB Type-A charging systems

USB In-Seat Power: Type-C

The Astronics EmPower USB Type-C charging system provides up to 60 watts of power to charge the latest smartphones, tablets, laptops, headphones, and other Type-C charging-enabled accessories while in flight.

TypeCgrouping

Learn more about our Type-C USB power delivery system

Wireless Charging Module

Integrate this high power, small form factor, wireless charging module into your latest seat offerings and tray tables without sacrificing seat aesthetics.

Wireless Charging Module

Learn more about our wireless charging module

UltraLite USB System

This innovative passenger in-seat power system architecture provides up to thirty (per power supply) high power USB passenger outlet units using remotely located zonal power supplies.

UltraLite USB System

Learn more about our UltraLite USB in-seat power system

For more information or to request a quote, call +1.425.881.1700 or contact sales.

Contact & Support

Astronics AES, Airlines

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA, 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700 US Office

Contact Sales

Astronics AES, Airlines

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA, 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700 US Office

Contact Sales

Astronics AES, Business Aircraft, Rotorcraft and Military

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA, 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700

Contact Sales

Astronics AES, Airlines

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA, 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700 US Office

Contact Sales

Astronics AES, Business Aircraft, Rotorcraft and Military

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA, 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700

Contact Sales

Astronics AES, Airlines

12950 Willows Road NE
Kirkland, WA, 98034 USA


E: AESsales@astronics.com

P: +1.425.881.1700 US Office

Contact Sales

Testimonials

  • "Equip each seat with a charger. If you’re going to offer customers the chance to consume lots of battery life while watching video for long flights, you should give us the ability to charge up our batteries all the while."

    - Scott Framer, Contributor to Forbes Magazine