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State-of-the-art Optical Transceivers for the New 787 Dreamliner Passenger Aircraft Series

Stratos International, a leading innovator in RF, microwave, and fiberoptic connectivity solutions for military/aerospace, telecom and broadcast markets, has been selected by Boeing and several key suppliers to Boeing for a variety of optoelectronic, electronic and electrical interconnect components for the new 787 Dreamliner passenger aircraft series.

Stratos Optical Technologies will supply optical transceivers that enable cockpit video displays and graphics. While the key supplier on this section of the aircraft is Rockwell Collins, other suppliers such as Teletronics are involved. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a next generation passenger aircraft targets fuel efficiency, passenger safety/comfort, and state-of-the-art avionics cockpit equipment using composite materials and innovative electronics/optical signal packaging. Production began in June of this year, and the aircraft is scheduled to go in to service in 2008.

“We are proud that Boeing and some of the key Boeing suppliers have demonstrated this high level of confidence in Stratos products and our ability to deliver. The aggressive operations performance required to achieve the aircraft lead times that are part of the overall strategy is a challenge that we can perform well on, helping to enable the overall Boeing strategy for success in this highly competitive market ,” said Dale Reed, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing for Stratos International.

The optimal combination of high product performance, reliability, and the “nothing less than perfect will do” quality agenda led Boeing to choose the Stratos components for its next generation commercial aircraft.

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