Inspiring innovation and trusted partnerships across the skies

Astute’s experience in supporting the needs of global leaders in aerospace and aviation, positions us to deliver the very best Hi-Rel electronics design and sourcing solutions, for your civil aircraft application projects.

Our component supply capabilities in the civil aviation arena cover a range of safety and flight-critical technology systems in the cockpit, engines and airframe while cabin interior solutions span a variety of key areas supporting passenger safety and a positive customer experience.

The primary goal of Astute’s rapid component sourcing team is to help carriers and passengers avoid the challenges of Aircraft on Ground (AOG) and ensure aircraft are repaired, serviced, maintained and back in commission as soon as possible.

Designing the future

Aerospace is undergoing a surge in innovation across multiple areas both on the ground in airport passenger management and security and in the air in safety and passenger comfort – all driven by advances in technology applications including AI, predictive maintenance, asset tracking, in-flight connectivity and autonomous systems.
At the macro level, geo-political tensions have affected defence-arena demand in aircraft component supply chains and the need to extend the service life of equipment. In civil aviation, the worldwide race to make every aspect more sustainable is seeing significant leaps forward in everything from electric and hybrid aircraft to passenger flow management and security at airports.
Alongside supply-chain leadership, aerospace innovation support is part of Astute’s DNA. We’ve focused on problem-solving since our earliest days finding obsolete or scarce parts for clients like Boeing and Airbus.
Today, our dedicated E-Design service for design engineers harnesses the expertise of our experienced product managers, expert technical advisors and respected application engineers across interconnect, memory, passive, discrete, power management, wireless and cable assembly, as well as the backing, knowledge and partnership of 70+ franchised component manufacturers.

Working in partnership with your design teams throughout the design cycle, we focus on the detail – introducing new technology, modifying and adapting component needs when necessary and speeding up your innovation cycles and development timescales.

You’ll find us as passionate as you about what you do. And hands-on in design challenges – supporting you through specialist design consultations and workshops to help you fully explore the art of the possible.

Explore Astute’s E-Design capabilities in this interactive aircraft simulator.

Counterfeit Avoidance

Astute’s world-leading counterfeit avoidance program has been trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

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Total Supply Chain Solutions

Effective consolidation of complex supply-chain elements that enables you to focus on your core areas of value.

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Advanced Power and Premium Interconnect Solutions

Astute is an authorised distributor for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of interconnect and power solutions with dedicated support teams for aerospace projects.

Navigation and Avionics

Astute offers components qualified for Airborne applications that require lightweight, high-density, harsh environment protection, compact form factors, and multi-mission versatility.

High Frequency and High Voltage Connections

Astute can guide you through a wide range of interconnect and cable assemblies offering high radiation resistance, high power, phase shifters and hermetic adaptors, fiber lasers, and amplifiers.

Serviceable Asset Location and Utilisation System

Accurately track people, tools, and equipment, both indoors and outdoors on the same network.

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Astute has evolved alongside our customers by supporting them wherever they need. 

Mark Shanley
Marketing Director
Astute Group

Our Franchised

Astute’s extensive experience in aerospace and aviation, honed over decades, positions us ideally to provide top-tier hi-rel electronics design and sourcing for civil aircraft applications. 

We select the finest electronic component manufacturers for cockpit, engine, airframe, and cabin interior components, ensuring rapid sourcing to prevent Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situations, thereby keeping carriers operational and passengers safe.


Technical design support and distribution of 70+ component manufacturers.

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Take advantage of Astute’s world leading counterfeit avoidance program. Trusted by life-critical device manufacturers for decades.

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Effective consolidation of complex supply-chain elements that enable you to focus on your core areas of value.

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16 Jul 2024 - Defence

Astute Group Strengthens Embedded Computing Portfolio with AiTech Systems Distribution Deal

Global electronics distributor and supply chain expert, Astute Group, has signed an agreement with AiTech Systems, a pioneer in rugged embedded solutions, to become their authorised distributor across Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This growing partnership builds upon Astute's commitment to providing cutting-edge technology to the aerospace, defence, space, and Hi-Rel sectors.

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01 Jul 2024 - Aerospace

Aviation industry faces prolonged supply chain woes

The aviation industry is grappling with persistent supply chain disruptions that are expected to continue through 2025, according to leading figures in the sector. Andy Cronin, chief executive of leasing giant Avolon, told Reuters that while aircraft production issues are being addressed, supply chain problems will remain a significant challenge for the next two years.

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14 Jun 2024 - Defence

Webinars for Defence, Military, and Aerospace Engineers 

Astute Group and SynQor, a proven partnership in defence power solutions, announce The Full Power Partnership webinar series, designed to equip engineers with the knowledge and tools to overcome the unique power challenges faced in the defence sector.

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