Smart Aircraft System

Intelligent Bin Solution

Instantly know the status of your bins – even when closed

Astronics is enabling the gathering of information through sensors & IoT technology to help you gain insight for improving operational efficiency, cabin safety, and the overall passenger experience.

The Revolutionary Smart Aircraft System

Use the transforming power of data and insight to revolutionize your airline operations. From bin condition, to passenger occupancy, to supplies and equipment status, and more, this highly configurable and expandable system delivers immediate benefits today - and compatibility with the future innovations of tomorrow.


Wirelessly detect and report on the status of your bins in order to:

Speed the boarding process


  • No more guessing or using crew time to check closed bins
  • Quickly direct passengers to available bin locations
  • Use all remaining bin space for happier passengers
  • Know exactly when to start checking bags
  • Avoid costly delays due to inefficient boarding

Increase cabin safety


  • Get instant alerts during flight when problems occur in bins
  • Early detection of outgassing from lithium-ion batteries minutes before smoke or fire
  • Proactively take action and contain in-flight battery events
  • Avoid aircraft diversions due to smoke events
  • Increase cabin safety

Key Features

  • Gain valuable insight to drive operational savings
  • Shorten boarding times
  • Decrease passenger stress
  • Reduce physical and mental workload of cabin crew
  • Increase aircraft and cabin safety
  • Improve passenger satisfaction


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The plug and play nature of the Smart Aircraft System means it is easy to install, easy to program, and easy to operate. And, when needed, it’s also easy to expand.


The Smart Aircraft System incorporates advanced sensors and machine learning for insight that increases situational awareness and improves safety.


The Smart Aircraft System is separate and isolated from your passenger network for complete protection and continuous, reliable operation.

The versatile Smart Aircraft System is easy to retrofit on your aircraft

Intelligent Data Handling

webCS with integral wireless and cellular antenna array

The heart of the Smart Aircraft System is the webCS Wireless Communication Server. This scalable component collects data from hundreds of sensors simultaneously, and intelligently processes it to deliver meaningful, actionable information right to the fingertips of the crew.

Real-Time Data Distribution

Real-Time Data Distribution

Gain the most from your valuable, processed data by distributing it in multiple ways:

  • Real-time for use on the aircraft.
  • Recorded values for analysis off the aircraft.

Advanced Wireless Sensing


Battery-powered, peel and stick sensors collect comprehensive data on presence, humidity, temperature, barometric pressure, smoke, and volatile compounds.

Software Flexibility


No need to learn a new system, simply incorporate this real-time data right into the crew apps you are already using with our easy-to-use SDK.

Patents Granted (Patent number US9978011) and pending