Glass

May 22, 2014 - 7:20am

Vision Systems Aeronautics (Booth 2809) of Lyon, France is unveiling here at EBACE 2014 two new products: Energia, a self-powered dimmable window; and VisiStream, a solution for Wi-Fi inflight entertainment (IFE) and connectivity.

December 2, 2013 - 2:55am

Dassault Aviation’s introduction of the Falcon 5X, the French OEM’s biggest business jet to date, was a major event at the NBAA Convention in October, but it was the unveiling of a cabin skylight as standard that caught the eye of those entering the mockup on display at the company exhibit.

November 15, 2013 - 5:30am
Vision Systems license agreement with Sunpartner expects to produce a prototype solar photovoltaic, dimmable window this year and bring the technology to market by mid-2015.

Since the invention of the glass window, the way to prevent glare and heat from the sun was to pull down the shade. With its SPD-Smart window technology, Research Frontiers expects to consign the window shade to the dustbin of history. The U.S. company has licensed Vision Systems (Stand 2639) to produce the windows, and the technology is a highlight of this year’s Dubai Air Show.

October 23, 2013 - 1:30am
Sunpartner’s partnership with Vision Systems expects to bring out a prototype solar photovoltaic-powered dimmable window this year. Transparency would range from 70 percent, above, to 90 percent.

Until recently, electrically dimmable aircraft windows were dependent on electrical current supplied through the aircraft grid. With new technology from French energy specialist Sunpartner and its recently acquired French partner Vision Systems (Booth No. C9925), that is about to change.

According to Ludovic Deblois, CEO and founder of Sunpartner Group, the company’s new Wysips Glass can transform any glass surface into a photovoltaic energy-generating solar panel producing enough energy to power the dimmable window itself without the need of an external power source.

August 6, 2013 - 1:10am

Netherlands-based Aviation Glass & Technology has reached an agreement with Airbus Corporate Jet Centre to supply a range of glass and mirrored glass products.

According to Aviation Glass CEO Frans van Hapert, “The crystal-clear UV-resistant glass is 20- to 25-percent lighter than its polycarbonate alternative [and] the superior damage- and scratch-resistance of the glass in all aircraft applications meets growing industry demands to reduce life-cycle costs.”

May 3, 2013 - 2:47am

Aviation thrives on innovation, and Aerospace Technologies Group of Boca Raton, Fla., and Aviation Glass & Technology in the Netherlands are doing exactly that.

ATG is a leader in the design and manufacture of aircraft window treatments and shades, and Aviation Glass recently introduced a 1.7-mm clear glass that is up to 25-percent lighter than the typical 3-mm polycarbonate currently in use. The two companies formed a partnership and expect to “conquer new frontiers with its revolutionary glass solution.”

April 1, 2012 - 2:30am
Frans van Hapert proves that even a heavy hand with a hammer can’t break the new glass.

Helmond, Netherlands-based Glass Deco International recently introduced a new glass that it claims, tongue-in-cheek, is most definitely not “a breakthrough” technology.

October 19, 2010 - 2:16pm

Emteq, a specialist in customized cabin interior lighting, is at the NBAA Convention (Booth No. 4955) to illuminate attendees about the benefits of its new variable white LED lighting system it calls "Daylight."

March 30, 2009 - 10:18am

FreshAir Services, a New England-based aircraft cleaning and appearance company, is now offering aircraft window repair and restoration as part of its services.

June 18, 2008 - 11:39am

Gone are the days of heavy, bulky window shades with accordion pleats. Gone are the sliding shades that always seemed to jam in the wrong place at the wrong time. Welcome to the “smart window” from InspecTech Aero Service and Research Frontiers, makers of a window without a shade that changes from clear to opaque with the movement of a flat-panel sliding switch.

 
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