Few industries are more highly regulated than aerospace. PDT, an Astronics Company, is co-located with Astronics Connectivity Systems and Certification (CSC). Combined with the technology design and manufacturing expertise of Astronics CSC, we are driving innovation in passenger experience, connectivity and communications.
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.
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.
Our diverse design team creates engaging, aesthetically appropriate solutions that meet requirements including interchangeability, reconfiguration, and upgradability.
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.
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.
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.
PDT's electrical engineers design state-of-the-art solutions that enable in-flight communications and connectivity.
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.
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.
Whether your program calls for engineering validation testing, environmental compliance testing, UL or CE certification, FAA, EASA or OEM Certification or FDA testing, Astronics CSC can lead the effort. From test fixture and setup design to documentation and test execution, we have experienced staff members ready to work with you to achieve success. Understanding that each customer's use of technology will be unique, we leverage both mechanical and human interface testing designed to simulate use in the product's actual environment.
PDT’s Anechoic chamber (EMI Chamber) is designed to test antennae, radar, and electromagnetic interference.
A repair station certified by the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is operated at Astronics CSC.
Astronics CSC is an AS 9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 certified manufacturer, with employees trained in Lean, Six Sigma, and 5S. They manufacture products for highly regulated and security-minded industries in Waukegan, Illinois, and our global sourcing team also leverages a trusted network of partners in Asia.