Aircraft transparency, coatings and sealants specialist PPG Aerospace (Stand 1728) opened a new, larger sales office in Toulouse, France, last month. The enlarged facility also includes a climate-controlled paint spray booth and a new laboratory to be used for transparency engineering analysis beginning later this year.
“As with PPG aerospace sales offices and application support centers that are located strategically near key customers’ operations around the world, this new office positions us closer to Airbus and other local customers, enhancing our ability to provide them with quick local sales, customer service, coatings technical service and transparencies engineering support,” said Roald Johannsen, PPG Aerospace general manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.
The new laboratory will be used to enhance the development of aircraft windows and make it more convenient for the U.S.-based PPG group to work with European airframers and aircraft operators. The company, which makes a wide variety of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies, already does similar analysis work at its transparency plants in Huntsville, Alabama, and Sylmar, California.