Astronics Corporation announced June 17 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., will supply Pilatus Aircraft Ltd with the Induction Starter Generator System for their new PC-24 twin-jet.
The innovative technology built into the Induction Starter Generator System from Astronics appealed to Pilatus during the design phase of their new aircraft. A key feature of this system is the brushless starter generator unit, which eliminates brush maintenance, one of the highest maintenance and reliability items on business jets today. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
“The power generation and distribution system by Astronics provides unmatched capability, reliability and safety, as well as a reduction in weight. We believe that our ISGS, together with other new concepts and features, will provide future PC-24 owners the performance and versatility they desire,” noted Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO of Astronics Corporation.