Astro-Med Announces Contract With Embraer for ToughWriter(R) 5 Cockpit Printers
WEST WARWICK, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 -- Astro-Med, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ALOT) announced that it has been awarded the flight deck
printer contract for the new Embraer KC-390 military transport
aircraft by the Embraer Defense and Security division of Embraer SA
(NYSE: ERJ). Under the terms of the contract, Astro-Med will supply
ToughWriter 5 ruggedized cockpit printers which are Night Vision
compliant and tested to military standards.
In April, Embraer Defense & Security officially announced that the
KC-390 has finalized the Critical Design Review and is now available
for sale on the global market, with its first flight expected to be
held in the second half of 2014.
According to Embraer, the Embraer KC-390 is a medium-lift,
twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft with the lowest
total lifecycle cost and the highest availability in its class. It is
capable of being refueled in-flight, can be quickly configured as a
tanker, and is equipped with a complete self-protection system.
Astro-Med's cockpit printers will be an option for each Embraer
"We are delighted that Embraer has selected Astro-Med ruggedized
cockpit printers to be a part of Embraer's exciting new KC-390
aircraft," said Thomas W. Carll, Vice President.
About Astro-Med, Inc.
Astro-Med has been designing and manufacturing ruggedized airborne
printers for more than a decade. These ruggedized printers and
related ruggedized Ethernet switches, which are part of our Test &
Measurement Group, are used in the most demanding military and
commercial environments, including airborne, shipboard, and ground
vehicle applications. Astro-Med is currently furnishing airborne
printers for the Airbus A380 and A400M, the Boeing C-17, B-787,
B-777, B-747, and the Lockheed C-130. Astro-Med is certified to
AS9100, the quality management system specifically designed for
manufacturers of aerospace industry products. Astro-Med is proud to
manufacture in Rhode Island, USA. Additional information about
Astro-Med's ruggedized printer products is available at
Thomas W. Carll
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