PPG To Supply Citation Latitude Cockpit Windows

AINalerts » July 12, 2012
July 12, 2012, 11:22 AM

PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group was tapped by Cessna Aircraft yesterday to supply the cockpit windows for the new Citation Latitude. The heated windshield and side cockpit window for the super-midsize jet will be made of PPG’s chemically strengthened Herculite II glass, which is lightweight but can still resist impact by a four-pound bird at 305 knots. The main windshields will include PPG’s hydrophobic “surface seal” coating, eliminating the need for wipers. First flight of the Citation Latitude prototype is expected in mid-2014, with FAA certification planned in 2015.

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