PDT an Astronics Company: Product Design and Development Firm in Chicago, IL

Aerospace

Few industries are more highly regulated than aerospace. PDT, an Astronics Company, is driving innovation in avionics, passenger experience (PaxEx), in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC). With Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC), PDT is creating value for our clients in commercial aviation, VVIP, and business aviation.

Scouting: Technical, Business, User and Design
Development Research
Industrial Design

Scouting: Technical, Business, User and Design

 

The in-flight entertainment and connectivity markets have become critical to overall passenger satisfaction. We offer a uniquely qualified team to create innovative passenger entertainment and connectivity solutions with expanded features and superior ease of use. This begins with our team of researchers who provide a holistic look at customer desires, unmet needs and marketplace opportunities.

Development Research

 

From passengers to airline employees, aircraft manufacturers to maintenance crews, our team conducts contextual research to understand the entire Voice of the Community - every party involved with the installation, use and upkeep of these complex systems has their voice heard and insights integrated into the development process.

Industrial Design

 

Our diverse design team creates engaging, aesthetically appropriate solutions that meet requirements including interchangeability, reconfiguration, and upgradability.

Exclusive Telefonix Technologies
User Experience and Software
Mechanical Engineering

Exclusive Technologies

 

Our proprietary cord reel and cable management solutions provide cable freedom and flexibility for passengers on today’s commercial and business aircraft. The system carries multiple signals through a single cable for all in-flight entertainment and communication systems, enabling our design team to develop incredibly connected, immersive and robust passenger entertainment and control products.

User Experience & Software

 

Our software and hardware engineers have an unparalleled level of experience managing the complexities of integrating and validating complex on-board communication systems, including aggregation of components, software/hardware integration, system verification, formal qualification and acceptance testing.

Mechanical Engineering

 

PDT’s engineers are experts at solving the most complex challenges presented by system architecture, product design, material selection, manufacturability and lifecycle planning for the unique needs of the aerospace market.

Electrical Engineering
Prototyping
Platform Development

Electrical Engineering

 

PDT's electrical engineers design state-of-the-art solutions that enable in-flight communications and connectivity.

Prototyping

 

PDT's in-house prototype shop is staffed by highly technical craftspeople who fabricate precision models for testing, evaluation, and marketing purposes. Prototyping eliminates potential integration and installation problems down the line, expediting time to market and ensuring consistency with the colors, materials and finishes of contemporary aircraft interiors.

Platform Development

 

Because technology moves so quickly and development cycles are increasingly compressed, we have created three base products to purchase as-is (for integration into your system) or to use as a starting point for customization to your particular needs.

Quality Assurance
FAA Repair Station

Systems Integration Lab

 

Our Systems Integration Lab (SIL) features custom testing stations for robust servers, allowing us to design custom network configurations for future connectivity products.

Quality Assurance

 

Astronics CSC can lead engineering validation testing, environmental compliance testing, UL or CE certification, FAA, EASA or OEM Certification or FDA testing. From test fixture and setup to documentation and execution, our team is ready to work with you to achieve success. Understanding each customer's use of technology is unique, we leverage mechanical and human interface testing designed to simulate use in the product's actual environment.

Manufacturing, Assembly, and FAA Repair

 

Our local 167,000 SF manufacturing facility is
AS 9100, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14000 certified with employees trained in Lean, Six Sigma, and 5S. Our global sourcing team also leverages a trusted network of partners in Asia.

 

A repair station certified by the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is operated at Astronics CSC.

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