• Astronics
    PGA

Dedicated to developing innovative solutions for VVIP, VIP, business jets, and commercial aviation, Astronics PGA's products are found on the full range of wide- and narrow-body private jets, government jets, and commercial transport aircraft, including Airbus A380, A350, and Boeing 787.

As a Tier 1 supplier of customized inflight entertainment & connectivity (IFEC), cabin management systems (CMS), and lighting systems for VVIP aircraft, and a Tier 2 provider of seat motion and lighting systems for high-yield commercial cabins, Astronics PGA is a long-standing partner of private jet completion centers, aircraft and helicopter OEMs, and seat manufacturers.

Its workforce consists of 240 dedicated people, with sales and customer support representatives based in France, the UK, Russia, and the USA. Over 80% of them are highly skilled managers and engineers, contributing to the success of Astronics PGA in its specialties.

Astronics PGA equipped over 110 jets in the corporate and VVIP market to the full satisfaction of demanding customers mainly located in the Middle East, the Americas, Europe, and Russia.

We equip about 6,000 seats per year with our motion and lighting systems in the commercial aviation market, making Astronics PGA the second largest supplier of such systems for super-first, first and business class seats. More than 80 airline companies are operating our systems, with an unrivaled reliability level.

About Astronics PGA

History

PGA Electronic, was established in 1989. and has grown to become a globally renowned manufacturer of seat-motion, lighting and in-flight entertainment systems for the executive and commercial aviation industry.

In the 1990s, the company developed the first full-flat electrical seat system, which will be delivered to Air France and focused on reading light and actuators for high-yield cabins.
During the 2000s, product offerings expanded to IFE system.

In the early 2010s, the new generation of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) saving seat Motion System was delivered.
In 2013, PGA is purchased by Astronics Corporation and became Astronics PGA.

In recent years, the company unveiled a new brand identity: Carat® and developed the first combined, telephone, entertainment control, infotainment and cabin management wireless handset, called “GemOne”, certified for cabin use.

Astronics PGA is now 250 people working together to give their best for their customers. The company is certified with all aeronautic agreements to ensure the best procedures and quality level. We are still growing and investing in our facility to continuously adapt and improve our processes and capabilities while maintaining the highest level of services. Its best-in-class solutions are selected by all major seat designers and manufacturers and equip the most luxurious aircraft in the world.

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Careers

Astronics PGA, ''Enjoy the experience''! 

More than a new job, Astronics PGA offers the opportunity to give a real boost to your career and to develop your personal fulfillment. By joining our team, you will enjoy an inspiring working environment in which each of our 250 employees brings a unique set of skills that contribute to our success.

Every day, our teams use their know-how in ambitious projects offering a unique experience. It’s thanks to our responsiveness and our innovative capacity that we design state-of-the-art products and systems. That’s why we are looking for passionate and talented people.

What are the benefits?

Our location, near Châteauroux, in the “Centre-Val de Loire” region, allows us to work in a leading sector while benefiting from a high quality of life.

We take advantage of our human-sized organization through our proximity management. We also benefit from different schemes (employee representative committee, group insurance plans, luncheon vouchers, free coffee, etc.) making our company an attractive place to work.

We have a strong interest in the cohesion and well-being of our teams. Thus, we support them by organizing many projects and events (after-works, inter-company sporting challenge, well-being moment, etc.).

Finally, a company tutor and a human resources referent accompany each new employee during a personalized integration program including a welcome breakfast, visits, and follow-up interviews.

Which jobs do we offer?

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced person looking for new challenges, you will probably find the position that suits you best at Astronics PGA.

Our expertise leads us to recruit engineers, technicians, or operators’ profiles with technical skills in electronics, mechanics, or software.  We also hire meaningfully within our other departments: sales, quality, purchasing, projects, and IT.

Are you attracted to our jobs and want to be part of our adventure by providing your expertise and your energy? If so, come join us.

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Culture

Astronics PGA, “Committed to grow!”

Astronics PGA has an ambitious project to make business bigger and support its stakeholders (customers, workers, suppliers…). This project called “Committed to grow” targets to double our turnover by 2025.

This project’s achievement depends on our customers' satisfaction. This is why every day we use our know-how to transform each project into a unique experience using innovative, customized, state-of-the-art systems.

Our success is built on four strong values shared by our teams:

  • Creativity : It questions our habits and encourages innovation adopting “fresh thinking.” Creativity fosters continuous renewal in our day-to-day work and helps us to provide personalized solutions to our customers.
  • Listening : It allows us to develop trust-based relationships with all our stakeholders. It’s especially true in our proximity management.
  • Commitment : We never give up and make the motivation of our teams our first efficiency lever. We work in a human-size organization where all employees can take responsibility.
  • Caring : Our management relies on empathy, optimism, and tolerance, which are key success factors. We strive to behave with honesty, integrity, and in a constructive working atmosphere.
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CSR

Our values are expressed through actions supporting employment, diversity, environment and local economic development.

As a diversity chart Signatory since 2017, we lead various actions in this way:

  • Our recruitment and career management are focused only on skills.
  • We facilitate employment of young people by participating in forums, visiting universities and offering a lot of internship or apprenticeship contracts.
  • We support projects and initiatives regarding disability and gender equality.
  • We inform managers and staff on diversity and disability topics.

Finally, we encourage ecological practices, sustainable development and have strong relationships with local players.

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Customers

We support our customers anywhere in the world. Astronics PGA is very flexible and can sucessfully work for different kind of organisations and sizes of projects.

For Motion and Lighting we are working mostly with Seat vendors and also directly with Airlines. Our products are installed in lots of Airlines fleets including the major ones.

For IFEC/CMS we are working with the biggest completions centers and OEM’s. Our systems are dedicated to VVIP, head of state and corporate market. We have equipped all aircraft size range from ACJ319 to the biggest VVIP B747-8. We are also equipping OEM family.

Astronics PGA is a system supplier so we can provide complete offer with everything you need to equip your cabin and allow you to propose an all in one solution to your final customers.

This gives you the benefits to have a one stop shop supplier for all your requests.

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Services

Easy Monitoring Solution

The EMS, a comprehensive suite for Carat® Motion systems, provides technicians with complete and intuitive control over the entire actuation system.

This all-in-one solution is compatible with all electronic control unit (ECU) families. It is available for either tablets or standard laptops, and can be used on the seat manufacturing assembly line or in the cabin for diagnostics and maintenance.

ASDiag & Assistance

Astronics provides a diagnostic software which gives you possibility to troubleshoot seat actuation and IFE systems. You can use it to detect any failure or just to make an health report at any time. Our products are equipped with a maintenance plug giving access to our system with our dedicated tools.

Astronics can support you for assistance worldwide to help you for any maintenance tasks or training of the staff. Experts are also available to help you for troubleshooting or any assistance with Astronics products.

Customers Stock & AOG

Dedicated stock can be kept available on customer request for availability either in Astronics or any other places for a quick LRU replacement at any time. This gives you ability to deal with AOG for your fleets and keep a very high level of efficiency and availability in all conditions.

EASA Part145 Repair Station

Astronics has its own repair station on site for an optimized Turn Around Time. We manage specific spares stocks of components and Products to either repair or exchange your product for a fast repair. Moreover we have dedicated team and bench tests dedicated to this activity so that you can benefit from this highest responsiveness. This is warranty for you to have the best quality services.

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About Astronics Pga

History

PGA Electronic, was established in 1989. and has grown to become a globally renowned manufacturer of seat-motion, lighting and in-flight entertainment systems for the executive and commercial aviation industry.

In the 1990s, the company developed the first full-flat electrical seat system, which will be delivered to Air France and focused on reading light and actuators for high-yield cabins.
During the 2000s, product offerings expanded to IFE system.

In the early 2010s, the new generation of Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) saving seat Motion System was delivered.
In 2013, PGA is purchased by Astronics Corporation and became Astronics PGA.

In recent years, the company unveiled a new brand identity: Carat® and developed the first combined, telephone, entertainment control, infotainment and cabin management wireless handset, called “GemOne”, certified for cabin use.

Astronics PGA is now 250 people working together to give their best for their customers. The company is certified with all aeronautic agreements to ensure the best procedures and quality level. We are still growing and investing in our facility to continuously adapt and improve our processes and capabilities while maintaining the highest level of services. Its best-in-class solutions are selected by all major seat designers and manufacturers and equip the most luxurious aircraft in the world.

Careers

Astronics PGA, ''Enjoy the experience''! 

More than a new job, Astronics PGA offers the opportunity to give a real boost to your career and to develop your personal fulfillment. By joining our team, you will enjoy an inspiring working environment in which each of our 250 employees brings a unique set of skills that contribute to our success.

Every day, our teams use their know-how in ambitious projects offering a unique experience. It’s thanks to our responsiveness and our innovative capacity that we design state-of-the-art products and systems. That’s why we are looking for passionate and talented people.

What are the benefits?

Our location, near Châteauroux, in the “Centre-Val de Loire” region, allows us to work in a leading sector while benefiting from a high quality of life.

We take advantage of our human-sized organization through our proximity management. We also benefit from different schemes (employee representative committee, group insurance plans, luncheon vouchers, free coffee, etc.) making our company an attractive place to work.

We have a strong interest in the cohesion and well-being of our teams. Thus, we support them by organizing many projects and events (after-works, inter-company sporting challenge, well-being moment, etc.).

Finally, a company tutor and a human resources referent accompany each new employee during a personalized integration program including a welcome breakfast, visits, and follow-up interviews.

Which jobs do we offer?

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced person looking for new challenges, you will probably find the position that suits you best at Astronics PGA.

Our expertise leads us to recruit engineers, technicians, or operators’ profiles with technical skills in electronics, mechanics, or software.  We also hire meaningfully within our other departments: sales, quality, purchasing, projects, and IT.

Are you attracted to our jobs and want to be part of our adventure by providing your expertise and your energy? If so, come join us.

Search Careers
Culture

Astronics PGA, “Committed to grow!”

Astronics PGA has an ambitious project to make business bigger and support its stakeholders (customers, workers, suppliers…). This project called “Committed to grow” targets to double our turnover by 2025.

This project’s achievement depends on our customers' satisfaction. This is why every day we use our know-how to transform each project into a unique experience using innovative, customized, state-of-the-art systems.

Our success is built on four strong values shared by our teams:

  • Creativity : It questions our habits and encourages innovation adopting “fresh thinking.” Creativity fosters continuous renewal in our day-to-day work and helps us to provide personalized solutions to our customers.
  • Listening : It allows us to develop trust-based relationships with all our stakeholders. It’s especially true in our proximity management.
  • Commitment : We never give up and make the motivation of our teams our first efficiency lever. We work in a human-size organization where all employees can take responsibility.
  • Caring : Our management relies on empathy, optimism, and tolerance, which are key success factors. We strive to behave with honesty, integrity, and in a constructive working atmosphere.

CSR

Our values are expressed through actions supporting employment, diversity, environment and local economic development.

As a diversity chart Signatory since 2017, we lead various actions in this way:

  • Our recruitment and career management are focused only on skills.
  • We facilitate employment of young people by participating in forums, visiting universities and offering a lot of internship or apprenticeship contracts.
  • We support projects and initiatives regarding disability and gender equality.
  • We inform managers and staff on diversity and disability topics.

Finally, we encourage ecological practices, sustainable development and have strong relationships with local players.

Customers

We support our customers anywhere in the world. Astronics PGA is very flexible and can sucessfully work for different kind of organisations and sizes of projects.

For Motion and Lighting we are working mostly with Seat vendors and also directly with Airlines. Our products are installed in lots of Airlines fleets including the major ones.

For IFEC/CMS we are working with the biggest completions centers and OEM’s. Our systems are dedicated to VVIP, head of state and corporate market. We have equipped all aircraft size range from ACJ319 to the biggest VVIP B747-8. We are also equipping OEM family.

Astronics PGA is a system supplier so we can provide complete offer with everything you need to equip your cabin and allow you to propose an all in one solution to your final customers.

This gives you the benefits to have a one stop shop supplier for all your requests.

Services

Easy Monitoring Solution

The EMS, a comprehensive suite for Carat® Motion systems, provides technicians with complete and intuitive control over the entire actuation system.

This all-in-one solution is compatible with all electronic control unit (ECU) families. It is available for either tablets or standard laptops, and can be used on the seat manufacturing assembly line or in the cabin for diagnostics and maintenance.

ASDiag & Assistance

Astronics provides a diagnostic software which gives you possibility to troubleshoot seat actuation and IFE systems. You can use it to detect any failure or just to make an health report at any time. Our products are equipped with a maintenance plug giving access to our system with our dedicated tools.

Astronics can support you for assistance worldwide to help you for any maintenance tasks or training of the staff. Experts are also available to help you for troubleshooting or any assistance with Astronics products.

Customers Stock & AOG

Dedicated stock can be kept available on customer request for availability either in Astronics or any other places for a quick LRU replacement at any time. This gives you ability to deal with AOG for your fleets and keep a very high level of efficiency and availability in all conditions.

EASA Part145 Repair Station

Astronics has its own repair station on site for an optimized Turn Around Time. We manage specific spares stocks of components and Products to either repair or exchange your product for a fast repair. Moreover we have dedicated team and bench tests dedicated to this activity so that you can benefit from this highest responsiveness. This is warranty for you to have the best quality services.

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