Astro-Med Announces Contract With Russia's United Aircraft Corporation-Integration Center (a subsidiary of the United Aircraft
Corporation) for ToughWriter(R) 5 Flight Deck Printers
WEST WARWICK, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 09/04/13 -- Astro-Med, Inc.
(NASDAQ: ALOT) announced it has been awarded the flight deck printer
contract for Irkut Corporation's new MS-21 aircraft. Irkut, a leading
Russian aerospace manufacturer that is part of the United Aircraft
Corporation, expects to launch the MS-21 in 2017. According to the
Company, this contract further establishes Astro-Med's significance
as a manufacturer and global supplier of ruggedized flight deck
"This contract allows Astro-Med to increase its worldwide presence,
and we are proud that UAC-Integration Center and Irkut have chosen
the ToughWriter 5 for MS-21 cockpits," said Thomas W. Carll,
Astro-Med Vice President and Worldwide Director of Sales. "With the
ToughWriter 5, Irkut has ensured that its aircraft will continue to
be on the cutting edge, with the most advanced flight deck printers
According to Irkut's website, the MS-21 is "being developed as a
family of short-medium range airliners with the passenger carrying
capacity of 150-210."
The ToughWriter(R) 5 is the latest airborne printer from Astro-Med,
and holds advantages over other printers in size, weight and power.
This new model weighs less than 9 pounds, and is 7.3 inches deep,
making it the world's smallest flight deck printer. It offers the
highest print quality available for text and graphics, and boasts
industry-leading print speed and optional Wi-Fi connectivity.
Irkut pilots and operators flying with ToughWriter 5-equipped flight
decks will benefit from:
-- Improved print quality for both text and graphics
-- High speed printing at up to 5 seconds per page
-- Reduced weight
-- Compact design at only 7.3 inches deep
-- Upgrade path to Wi-Fi
-- 10/100BaseT and ARINC429 communication ports
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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