Astronics has formed a strategic partnership with LG Display to bring the latter’s organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology to the aviation marketplace, with a particular focus on inflight entertainment (IFE) systems for business and VIP aircraft. Previously the two companies had collaborated on the delivery of more than 100 4K OLED products qualified for aviation use. The new partnership builds on that work to leverage the technological expertise of both companies to launch further advanced products.
Astronics, and its Custom Control Concepts unit, is exhibiting at EBACE (Booth B41) with a range of offerings, including those from the latest Avenir cabin management system (CMS)/IFE range, which delivers native 4K video distribution through the highest bandwidth ethernet network available in the sector. This is based on fiber optics and power over ethernet (POE) technology that significantly reduces wire count and weight compared with traditional CMS/IFE systems.
Avenir delivers wired and wireless streaming audio/video on demand and an interactive 3D map to a range of LCD and OLED displays and audio outlets. Taking pride of place on the company’s EBACE display is the mighty 77-inch 4K display, the largest monitor currently certified for aviation use.