Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2018

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
New York
(State of Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, New York
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (716) 805-1599

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

On December 14, 2018, the Board of Directors of Astronics Corporation (the "Company" or “Astronics”) increased the size of the Company’s Board of Directors to nine members and elected Mark Moran as a director of the Company. He will serve on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating/Governance Committee.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Moran and any other person pursuant to which he was selected as a director of Astronics Corporation. There are no transactions to which Astronics Corporation is a participant and in which Mr. Moran has a direct or indirect material interest that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. There are no material plans, contracts or arrangements (whether or not written) to which Mr. Moran is a party or in which he participates that is entered into in connection with the election of Mr. Moran as a director.

As of the date of appointment, Mr. Moran is entitled to receive compensation and participate in the plans of the Company applicable to all of the Company's directors, as more particularly described on pages 5 and 6 of the Company's proxy statement filed April 20, 2018, under the sub-heading "Compensation of Directors".

On December 19, 2018, the Company issued a press release regarding the election of Mr. Moran. The text of the press release announcing the election is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Press Release of Astronics Corporation dated December 19, 2018

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Astronics Corporation
December 19, 2018
/s/ David C. Burney
David C. Burney
Executive Vice President and     Chief Financial Officer



Press Release of Astronics Corporation dated December 19, 2018