Astronics to supply KC-390 military transport and tanker program to Embraer

Astronics Corporation, a provider of advanced technologies for the aerospace and defense industries, has announced that Embraer Defense and Security, an aircraft manufacturer, has selected Luminescent Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astronics, as a supplier for its KC-390 military transport and tanker program.

Astronics will provide a complete exterior lighting system, including navigation, anti-collision, landing, taxi, aerial refueling and formation lights. The system will feature Astronics' LED technology to provide enhanced optical performance, high reliability and reduced power consumption. The KC-390 is expected to enter service in 2016.

Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO, commented, "Astronics has a long history as an Embraer supplier, including providing the exterior lighting system for the Phenom family of business jets. The KC-390 selection serves to both enhance that relationship and builds on our industry leading position of supplying best in class exterior lighting solutions for the military and commercial aerospace market."