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Astronics Delivers 600th Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System To Cirrus

Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace and defense industries, announced it has delivered the 600 th Max-Viz enhanced vision system (EVS) for installation on Cirrus SR22 airplanes.

Based on infrared technology, Astronics’ Max-Viz 600 enhanced vision system improves safety of flight and situational awareness by helping penetrate haze, light fog, smoke and precipitation eight to ten times farther than the unaided human eye can see during day or night. It requires no programming or interpretation and permits pilots to clearly see unlit obstacles during taxi, takeoff and landing. In flight, pilots use the system to avoid clouds, fly between layers and observe detailed surface features, such as ground-based obstacles and mountain terrain.

“The Cirrus-integrated Max-Viz 600 EVS is currently being chosen by more than 60 percent of new Cirrus SR22 owners as an option, which we believe is a reflection of its effectiveness for single-engine operations,” noted Peter J. Gundermann, President and CEO of Astronics. “The Max-Viz 600 integrates seamlessly with the aircrafts’ multifunction display using visible and infrared light to show terrain, landmarks, cloud buildups and ground objects such as parked aircraft, animals or people.”

The Max-Viz 600 was designed to fill the need for general aviation piston and slower single engine turboprop fixed wing aircraft, and is also certified for the Robinson R-44 helicopter. The Max-Viz line of enhanced vision systems also includes the Max-Viz 1500, a dual optical field of view EVS with patented image software for turbine rotorcraft, fixed wing turboprop and jets.

ABOUT ASTRONICS CORPORATION

Astronics Corporation is a leader in advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power, avionics databus products and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries. Astronics’ strategy is to develop and maintain positions of technical leadership in its chosen aerospace and defense markets, to leverage those positions to grow the amount of content and volume of product it sells to those markets and to selectively acquire businesses with similar technical capabilities that could benefit from our leadership position and strategic direction. Astronics Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., Ballard Technology, Inc., DME Corporation, Luminescent Systems Inc. and Max-Viz, Inc., have a reputation for high-quality designs, exceptional responsiveness, strong brand recognition and best-in-class manufacturing practices. The Company routinely posts news and other important information on its website at www.astronics.com.

For more information on Astronics and its products, visit its website at www.astronics.com .

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. One can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of the words "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "may," "will," "estimate" or other similar expressions. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the state of the aerospace and defense industries, the market acceptance of newly developed products, internal production capabilities, the timing of orders received, the status of customer certification processes, the demand for and market acceptance of new or existing aircraft which contain the Company's products, customer preferences, and other factors which are described in filings by Astronics with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information in this news release whether to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in future operating results, financial conditions or prospects, or otherwise.

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