EL AL Airlines, Israel’s national carrier, has successfully completed the first of 15 installations of Astronics’ newest EmPower® in-seat power system. Astronics was selected to provide the modern and high-power passenger electronic device (PED) charging technology available for EL Al’s Boeing 737-800 fleet. EL AL is installing a combination EmPower outlets unit featuring both USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors in the economy-class cabin seating.
With power delivery capability of up to 60W, the USB-C connector will power and charge the latest PEDs, including smartphones, tablets and USB-C equipped laptops. Additionally, EL AL is installing Astronics’ 110VAC and USB outlets in its business-class cabins.