August 7, 2014
Astronics Corporation’s Aircraft Interface Device (AID) chosen for Cathay Pacific’s e-enabled aircraft program
Astronics Corporation, a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ballard Technology (Astronics Ballard Technology) is a key technology partner with Cathay Pacific Airways and will supply the Aircraft Interface Device (AID) for their innovative new eEnabled Aircraft Program. Aircraft Interface Devices are an essential part of many avionics upgrades, such as electronic flight bag (EFB) and in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems, where they serve avionics data while protecting aircraft control domains from interference and corruption. The Cathay Pacific eEnabled Aircraft solution is an advanced system for connectivity and integration with ground systems. It provides a comprehensive, integrated electronic information exchange, which will replace existing manual processes to record, manage and distribute information for flight operations, line maintenance engineering and cabin defect management.