Astronics unit to work on Airbus

September 27, 2013 Updated May 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM EDT

By Business First of Buffalo

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Astronics unit to work on Airbus

September 27, 2013 Updated May 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM EDT

A subsidiary of Astronics Corp. has been hired to design, develop and supply the electrical emergency lighting and passenger information signs for the Airbus A350 XWB program, the parent company announced Monday.

Terms of the deal between Luminescent Systems Inc., owned by East Aurora-based Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO), and Diehl Aerospace were not disclosed.

The Airbus A350 XWB is the newest twin-engine wide-body aircraft family from Airbus. Diehl Aerospace was selected by Airbus as the prime contractor to supply the entire cabin and cargo lighting package for the new A350 XWB family of aircraft.

The system that will be installed by Luminescent will include ceiling emergency lights, emergency exit signs, seat and galley-mounted aisle floodlights, passenger information signs and exterior emergency lights.