About Vertical Power

    Astronics Ballard Technology and Vertical Power

    Astronics Ballard Technology is the industry-leader for reliable avionics databus interface solutions and world-class customer support. Astronics began supplying avionics databus interfaces to the aerospace industry in 1986 as Ballard Technology, and was one of the first to realize the potential of using standard computers as the host for specialized test equipment.

    Astronics acquired the assets of the Vertical Power Electronic Circuit Breaker product line on November 26, 2013. Previously, Vertical Power was a stand-alone company based in Albuquerque, NM. It was founded in 2006 to design and produce Electronic Circuit Breakers for experimental and light sport aircraft. This advanced solid-state technology simplifies electrical system complexity, streamlines wiring installation, reduces pilot workload, and enhances a pilot’s ability to respond to in-flight emergencies.

    The Vertical Power product line is based in Everett, WA.

    More information about Astronics Ballard Technology is available at Astronics.com/BallardTechnology

    Company Timeline

    Ballard Technology Founded



    Vertical Power Founded in Albuquerque NM

    The VP-X is released



    Ballard Technology Acquired by Astronics

    Astronics acquires Vertical Power product line



    Primary Power System to be Introduced