Extant Buys Astronautics Electromechanical Line

 - May 25, 2022, 3:15 AM
Astronautics Corporation of America is selling its legacy electromechanical instrument product line which includes horizontal situation indicators, attitude director indicators, and bearing distance heading indicators, to support specialist Extant Aerospace. (Photo: Astronautics Corporation of America)

Astronautics Corporation of America has sold its electromechanical product line of legacy aircraft instruments to Extant Aerospace, a specialist in supporting out-of-production, legacy components including avionics and electromechanical products.

The Astronautics products that Extant will manufacture and support include electromechanical horizontal situation indicators, attitude director indicators, and bearing distance heading indicators. The product line will transition to Extant through the third quarter of this year, but customers should continue working with Astronautics sales operations team members during the “early stages of the transition,” according to Astronautics.

“Customers are always at the forefront of Astronautics’ decision making,” said Astronautics CEO Ronald Zelazo. “The decision to sell this product line, which created numerous long-standing customer relationships and was foundational to Astronautics’ early success, was carefully considered. We firmly believe that Extant, with its advanced technical, material, and customer service resources, will support our customers with high-quality, aftermarket avionics solutions that will keep their aircraft maintained and operational.”

Astronautics manufactures avionics such as the RoadRunner EFI, which replaces legacy electromechanical instruments with modern glass cockpit displays, as well as the AeroSync connectivity product line.