Elliott Aviation Receives Astronics Max-Viz Sales Excellence Award

EAST AURORA, N.Y., May 20, 2013 — Astronics Corporation bestowed Elliott Aviation with the Max-Viz Sales Excellence Award. Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO) is a leader in advanced, high-performance lighting, electrical power, avionics and automated test systems for the global aerospace and defense industries.

The Astronics Max-Viz Sales Excellence Award was given to Elliott Aviation for outstanding sales performance in the sales and installation of the Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System. To win the award, Elliott Aviation outsold all other dealers and installers of the Astronics Max-Viz EVS-1500 safety system in the past year.  Elliott Aviation was also the first installation facility to interface the Astronics Max-Viz EVS-1500 with the Garmin G1000 avionics display system.

Astronics Executive Vice President Elliott Troutman said, "The sales performance by Elliott Aviation clearly demonstrates its belief in the Max-Viz EVS-1500 safety system. Elliott Aviation, a family-owned aviation business that has an outstanding reputation for customer focus and boosting aviation safety, shares our vision regarding aviation safety and it is truly deserving of this recognition.”

Astronics’ Max-Viz sensors allow pilots to see farther through low-visibility conditions such as mist, rain and night skies, providing pilots with a real-time, unobstructed and realistic view of the terrain. The Max-Viz enhanced vision advances pilot situational awareness to levels never before realized in a single-engine piston aircraft and is particularly helpful to pilots flying into challenging airports and challenging visibility conditions.

About Elliott Aviation

Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service and installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint and interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, it has facilities in Moline, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, and Minneapolis, Minn. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association, National Air Transportation Association, and National Aircraft Resale Association.


Astronics Max-Viz enhanced vision systems are designed for turbine and piston fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. The systems use infrared sensors, signal processing and advanced cockpit display to show terrain, runways, taxiways, aircraft and obstacles in poor visibility conditions, including light fog, haze, smoke, brown/whiteout, light precipitation and darkness. Astronics Max-Viz enhanced vision systems are small, reliable and affordable. For more information go to www.max-viz.com.

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, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems Corp., Ballard Technology, Inc., DME Corporation, Luminescent Systems Inc. and Max-Viz, Inc., 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 website at www.Astronics.com.