Astronics Corporation Named Supplier of the Year by Rockwell Collins for Fifth Consecutive Year

Astronics Corporation Named Supplier of the Year by Rockwell Collins for Fifth
Consecutive Year

EAST AURORA, N.Y., April 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astronics Corporation
(Nasdaq:ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global
aerospace and defense industries, announced today that its Luminescent Systems
Canada Inc. (LSI Canada) subsidiary has been selected by Rockwell Collins as
the 2014 Human Machine Interface and Sensors Supplier of the Year. This is the
fifth year in a row that LSI Canada has received this award.

The Supplier of the Year award is an acknowledgement of significant
contributions made during the year by suppliers to Rockwell Collins and is
based on quality, delivery, total cost of ownership, lead time and customer
service. The award was presented to Astronics at the 2014 Rockwell Collins
Annual Supplier Conference in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Eric Gagnon, Vice President and General Manager of LSI Canada, commented, "It
is an honor to be recognized by a well-respected organization such as Rockwell
Collins. This is a testament to our employees who consistently work hard every
day to provide best-in-class value to our customers."

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collinsis a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative
communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and
government applications. Their expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin
electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information
management is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support
network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit
www.rockwellcollins.com.

About Astronics Corporation

Astronics Corporation is a leader in advanced, high-performance lighting,
electrical power, specialized avionics 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 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 Web site 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 ability to the success of the acquired company,
achieving expected revenue levels, successfully leveraging complementary
capabilities in the Test Systems segment, 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.

CONTACT: For more information contact:
        
         Company:
         David C. Burney, Chief Financial Officer
         Phone: (716) 805-1599, ext. 159
         Email: david.burney@astronics.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         Deborah K. Pawlowski, Kei Advisors LLC
         Phone: (716) 843-3908
         Email: dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com

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