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Astronics AeroSat Certifies Its FliteStream™ T-310 High-Speed SATCOM Connectivity Solution for Business Aviation

December 4, 2018

EAST AURORA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 4, 2018--Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Astronics AeroSat Corporation, has certified its next generation FliteStream™ T-310 SATCOM connectivity solution for business aircraft.

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The FAA recently certified the Astronics FliteStream T-310 Series for Ku-band SATCOM connectivity solution on business aircraft. (Photo: Business Wire)

Astronics AeroSat has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (“STC”) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (“PMA”) for installation onto a Gulfstream GIV-SP business aircraft.

The FliteStream T-310 is currently offered in partnership with Satcom Direct (“SD”) as part of its SD Xperience end-to-end solution. The FliteStream T-310 SATCOM solution includes the next generation iDirect CX780 modem, providing compatibility with both Ku-band wide beam and HTS spot beam satellite networks.

Matthew Harrah, President of Astronics AeroSat, said, “We are excited to achieve an FAA STC and PMA for the new FliteStream T-310 product line. This new product variant will provide an improved business aviation connectivity experience to passengers, making an ‘office-in-the-sky’ dream a reality. We look forward to continuing and expanding our relationships with Satcom Direct and Intelsat. We expect the FliteStream T-310 will be an important part of the SD Xperience package now and in the future.”

Astronics AeroSat’s FliteStream T-Series includes its patented Rexolite® Lens technology, which creates the most efficient, reliable and highest-performing SATCOM antenna system available. The FliteStream T-Series provides high-speed internet & IPTV in a single antenna.

Astronics AeroSat keeps people connected no matter where they fly. For over a decade, Astronics AeroSat has provided fuselage- and tail-mounted SATCOM solutions for general aviation, business aviation, commercial transport, VVIP and military aircraft around the world. Learn more at Astronics.com.

ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers and Fortune 500 manufacturing organizations rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics.

For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit Astronics.com.

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Astronics AeroSat

Edward Popek

Senior Director of Sales and Marketing

edward.popek@astronics.com

+1.603.879.0205 x166

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Astronics Corporation

Michelle Manson

Director, Corporate Marketing

press@astronics.com

+1.425.463.6603

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION TRANSPORT AIR OTHER TRANSPORT MANUFACTURING AEROSPACE ENGINEERING OTHER MANUFACTURING DEFENSE OTHER DEFENSE

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