United Kingdom | December 2018– STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialist, is delighted to announce that its full-colour Airbus liTeMood LED cabin lighting system has been chosen by Volotea, the Spanish low-cost operator.

Currently operating a mixed fleet of A319s and Boeing 717s, the airline plans to move to an all-Airbus fleet over the next five years, resulting in this current order with STG Aerospace for no fewer than 45 full-colour liTeMood systems.  Installation on the first batch of aircraft have already begun. Having begun operations in 2012, Volotea currently flies to some 78 European destinations from bases in Spain, France, Italy and Greece.

Marcus Williams, Global Sales Director commented: “We are delighted to add Volotea to the growing list of airlines that have chosen our latest liTeMood LED lighting system after a rigorous technical and competitive evaluation of the available systems.  After completing an on-wing demonstration on their aircraft earlier this year, the Volotea team subsequently made a visit to the STG Aerospace Innovation & Engineering Centre in Wales where we finalised the ideal colour configuration to suit the Volotea brand identity.”

Isidre Porqueras, Volotea’s Chief of Cost and Operations Performance, commented: “Having made the decision to transition to an all-Airbus fleet, our next task was to ensure that our passengers would enjoy the most enjoyable and memorable journey we could offer them. Having experienced the impact of the full-colour liTeMood system at AIX Hamburg, we were convinced that STG Aerospace had what we needed.”

STG Aerospace introduced its dynamic, configurable, full colour version of liTeMood earlier this year for both single and twin aisle Airbus aircraft. The system provides a choice of over 16 million colours and can be used to create bespoke scenes (from northern lights to sunrises and sunsets to settings specifically designed to celebrate national holidays) in just minutes using a unique and patented wireless programming tool.

Truly plug-and-play, liTeMood works with both classic and enhanced CIDS and can be installed in under 6 hours on a typical A320 with no changes required to the aircraft’s wiring or control panels. Approved by EASA and the FAA, it also delivers a range of operational benefits, including an MTBF in excess of 55,000 operating hours, a weight saving of up to 20kg on an A320 and 45kg on an A330, and a reduction in power usage of 55% compared to incumbent systems.

United Kingdom | December 2018 — STG Aerospace Gains FAA certification for the Airbus liTeMood. STG Aerospace announced this morning that it had received FAA certification for the Airbus liTeMood LED lighting solution for the A320 family. This follows on from the successful EASA certification received in August 2018.  The Airbus lighting solution received its certification from the FAA on 16 October 2018 for Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 models.

Sean O’Kell, DOA Head of Design, STG Aerospace said: “It has been an incredible achievement for our team to get our liTeMood solution to this point,” The project has been supported by our engineering, supply chain, programme and certification teams, as well as EASA and the FAA, so a huge thank you to everyone involved.”

STG Aerospace Airbus liTeMood  is a dynamic and configurable full colour, plug-and-play, programmable retrofit lighting solution. It’s available for retrofit on single and twin aisle Airbus aircraft. The affordable plug-and-play system works with both classic and enhanced CIDS, installed in under 6 hours (A320) and requires no changes to aircraft wiring or control systems.

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United Kingdom | October 17, 2018– STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialist, is delighted to announce that its full-colour Airbus liTeMood®LED cabin lighting system has been chosen by Volotea, the Spanish low-cost operator.

Currently operating a mixed fleet of A319s and Boeing 717s, the airline plans to move to an all-Airbus fleet over the next five years, resulting in this current order with STG Aerospace for no fewer than 45 full-colour liTeMood systems.  Installation on the first batch of aircraft have already begun. Having begun operations in 2012, Volotea currently flies to some 78 European destinations from bases in Spain, France, Italy and Greece.

Marcus Williams, Global Sales Director commented: “We are delighted to add Volotea to the growing list of airlines that have chosen our latest liTeMood LED lighting system after a rigorous technical and competitive evaluation of the available systems.  After completing an on-wing demonstration on their aircraft earlier this year, the Volotea team subsequently made a visit to the STG Aerospace Innovation & Engineering Centre in Wales where we finalised the ideal colour configuration to suit the Volotea brand identity.”

Isidre Porqueras, Volotea’s Chief of Cost and Operations Performance, commented: “Having made the decision to transition to an all-Airbus fleet, our next task was to ensure that our passengers would enjoy the most enjoyable and memorable journey we could offer them. Having experienced the impact of the full-colour liTeMood system at AIX Hamburg, we were convinced that STG Aerospace had what we needed.”

STG Aerospace introduced its dynamic, configurable, full colour version of liTeMood earlier this year for both single and twin aisle Airbus aircraft. The system provides a choice of over 16 million colours and can be used to create bespoke scenes (from northern lights to sunrises and sunsets to settings specifically designed to celebrate national holidays) in just minutes using a unique and patented wireless programming tool.

Truly plug-and-play, liTeMood® works with both classic and enhanced CIDS and can be installed in under 6 hours on a typical A320 with no changes required to the aircraft’s wiring or control panels. Approved by EASA and the FAA, it also delivers a range of operational benefits, including an MTBF in excess of 55,000 operating hours, a weight saving of up to 20kg on an A320 and 45kg on an A330, and a reduction in power usage of 55% compared to incumbent systems.

United Kingdom | June 28, 2018–As part of its ongoing core research activities, STG Aerospace, pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialists, is collaborating with Swansea University’s College of Engineering on the establishment of a new PhD project focused on the next generation of photoluminescent safety products for the aerospace industry.

The project is part of the KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships) initiative which is part funded by the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund (ESF) convergence programme for West Wales and the Valleys and is designed to support the development of key technologies in the region by linking universities and SMEs.

Dr Sean O’Kell, Director of Innovation at STG Aerospace, commented: “This takes our current number of post-graduate university programmes to four and demonstrates yet again just how important research is to our business. For a company of our size, we invest a significant amount of time and energy not only in the development of our existing products but also in research for what will be the next generation of aircraft cabin lighting systems.”

STG Aerospace is also involved in research projects at Cardiff University and Delft University of Technology in Holland.

Dr Chris Phillips of Swansea University added; “We’re delighted to be collaborating with STG Aerospace on this PhD project. Strengthening the ties between academia and the SME sector is vitally important to the development of new technologies that can be applied in the marketplace.”

Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg | April 10, 2018– STG Aerospace is delighted to simultaneously announce the launch of the latest version of their liTeMood® LED lighting system for Airbus A320 and A330 aircraft, along with the first 2 launch customers – Small Planet Airlines and XL Airways France who will upgrade their A320/A321 and A330 fleets later this month respectively.

The dynamic and configurable full colour, plug-and-play, programmable retrofit lighting solution sets the scene in an instant and can be customised to any scene or scenario, helping create a unique experience that passengers won’t want to forget.

Marcus Williams, Director of Global Sales at STG Aerospace, highlighted: “Our liTeMood® retrofit LED system has revolutionised the way airlines with Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft can accomplish a LED lighting upgrade since 2014.  We are now delighted to announce the availability of our next-generation system for the Airbus A320FAM, A330 and A340 fleets along with the first 2 of our launch customers, and for the first time offering a full colour, fully programmable solution.”

An extension of the proven feel and performance of STG Aerospace’s liTeMood®, the unique Airbus system offers fully customisable, animated scenes that can change post installation in just minutes via a patented infrared wand. As well as the choice of selection from over 16 million colours, the system offers the ability to incorporate bespoke scenes, from northern lights to sunrise and sunsets to more unique settings to celebrate national holidays.

Mr Kristijonas Kaikaris, the CEO of Small Planet Airlines, commented: “As an airline we strive to offer a world of infinite possibilities and improvements. By installing this system on our A320 aircraft it will assist us in our mission of delivering that world and help us personalise the way we interact with our passengers.”

Mr Fachinetti, Vice-President of Maintenance and Engineering at XL Airways France, added: “The latest innovation from liTeMood® allows us to create individual mood lighting scenarios to foster well-being for passengers through every phase of the flight, we’re delighted to be one of the first customers to offer this major enhancement to the passenger experience.”

Available for retrofit on single and twin aisle Airbus aircraft, the cost-effective power saving system works with both classic and enhanced CIDS, installed in under 6 hours (A320) and requires no changes to aircraft wiring or control systems.

Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg | April 11, 2018– STG Aerospace is delighted to announce that it has been selected as the supplier for the photoluminescent emergency floor path marking system across Alaska Airlines’ Boeing and Airbus fleets, as the airline begins to streamline the cabins of its Virgin America fleet.

Alaska Airlines will install STG Aerospace’s next-generation saf-Tglo® SSUL photoluminescent emergency escape path marking system (EEPMS) on 116 aircraft across its retrofitted and new Boeing 737-700, MAX9 and Airbus A320 Family fleets – making it one of the largest multi-platform programmes ever awarded.

The retrofit programme, which is due to commence in late 2018, will see Alaska Airlines upgrade the photoluminescent EEPMS system in their Boeing and Airbus fleets to the latest saf-Tglo® SSUL design, which is the lightest, narrowest and most discrete photoluminescent solution available. Alaska Airlines will also replace the electrical emergency lighting system in the Airbus fleet, a change expected to realise significant operational cost savings due to the high reliability and fail-safe nature of saf-Tglo®.

Commenting on the recent contract award, Warren Hamilton, Director of Cabin Products and Interiors at Alaska Airlines, said: “STG Aerospace has been an exceptional supplier over many years, and their saf-Tglo® system has a proven track record of both robustness and reliability. This made the decision to integrate the system as part of the retrofit programme a natural one. Aesthetically, the system will assist us in unifying cabin appearance across the new combined Boeing and Airbus fleets, but more importantly it will assist us in keeping our guests and crew safe when they’re in our care.”

Marcus Williams, Director of Global Sales at STG Aerospace added: “We are always delighted when a long term customer chooses us for their latest cabin upgrade programme, as it means we are doing something right. In this case it is even more special because Alaska Airlines has trusted us to be part of their new brand following the integration of the Virgin America fleet. We are looking forward to beginning the installations next year and upgrading the entire fleet with our latest next-generation photoluminescent system.”

saf-Tglo® is available in 300 daytime colour options, and two glow colours, enabling airlines to align their corporate branding without compromising safety. Installed on 11,000 aircraft world-wide, saf-Tglo® is the highest performing and most discrete photoluminescent floor path marking system available on the market.

United Kingdom | October 31, 2017–India’s third largest airline, SpiceJet, has partnered with STG Aerospace in a cabin lighting retrofit programme which will see the airline upgrade its fleet of 737-700 / -800 / -900 with LED aftermarket ambient lighting solution, liTeMood®

This is the first major retrofit win for STG Aerospace in the Asia Pacific region and the largest lighting retrofit contract that the company has been awarded. Selected on STG Aerospace’s ability to quickly deliver the programme in line with the airlines busy maintenance schedule, combined with the simplicity of installation, together made STG Aerospace the number one supplier for the large retrofit cabin lighting contract.

“It has always been our endeavour to provide the best in-flight experience to our passengers. We are extremely happy with STG Aerospace’s ability to meet our tight timescales” said Arun Kashyap, Executive Vice President (Engineering), SpiceJet. “We are looking forward to enhancing the passenger flying experience on our aircraft and harmonise the look and feel of our cabin interiors of our existing fleet to achieve impactful brand differentiation and fleet commonality”.

A customer of saf-Tglo® since 2005 SpiceJet will now combine both liTeMood® and saf-Tglo® systems to provide a total cabin lighting system that complements each other, resulting in satisfied passengers, increased wellbeing and reduced stress during the flight.

Marcus Williams, Global Sales & Marketing Director, added: “We’re delighted to be helping SpiceJet in their mission to become India’s preferred low-cost airline.  This contract highlights the growing demand for STG Aerospace’s cabin lighting products from Indian carriers. Undoubtedly, SpiceJet’s decision to install our liTeMood® LED lighting system will help us to take full advantage of the rapidly growing retrofit market in India.”

liTeMood® has become the undisputed cabin mood lighting system of choice for operators of narrow-body Boeing fleets and is already delivering significant cabin transformations for numerous airlines in Europe, USA, Latin America and most recently Asia.

October 8, 2017– North America-based precision engineering company MSB Design is introducing a first of a kind, up-lit crystal glass rack holder to light up aircraft galleys. The new product has been developed by the MSB Design engineers for the Gulfstream G500 galley to provide a robust stowage system for valuable crystal and glassware, whilst at the same time providing an elegant, subtle new source of lighting. The holder will be on display at this year’s NBAA on the Gulfstream G500 at Henderson Executive Airport.

The intelligently designed transparent galley racks are made of aerospace grade polycarbonate material, and plated components, which ensure valuable crystal and glassware is securely stowed. With the addition of the low voltage LED up-lighting, an elegant glow is emitted through the translucent units.

MSB has designed the product specifically as a standard line-fit option on board Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft. Customizable variants will also be available, allowing owners to select their own preferred crystal shape option, or holder design. This is the first time MSB Design has provided any type of insert or glass rack with the additional lighting feature.

“Galleys have traditionally been the domain of the flight attendant, and are not often given as much thought to in terms of design, as the passenger areas of the cabin. However, we are seeing more OEMs and completion centers paying attention to the ambience in this area,” says Shannon Gill, MSB Business Development Director. “We have created this very special unit on behalf of Gulfstream but anticipate that we will see an increased demand for similar products from other customers over time.”

MSB already works with Gulfstream to provide china and flatware inserts with options available on the Gulfstream G650, as well as the Gulfstream G500 and G600 family, by customer selection. The conference tables manufactured by MSB are also available on board Gulfstream G500 and G600 models. A full range of MSB’s products will be displayed on booth N4429, during this year’s NBAA.

Power, Connectivity, Lighting and Other Solutions Will Be on Display

East Aurora, NY | June 19, 2017–
Astronics Corporation (NASDAQ: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace and defense industries, announced that its latest innovations will be on display at the Paris Air Show from June 19 – 25,
2017. Astronics will highlight new solutions spanning connectivity, power, lighting and more for deployment on commercial, business and military fixed-wing and rotor aircraft.

“Astronics enjoys a long history of serving both commercial and military aircraft programs with a breadth of off-the-shelf and customized solutions for our customers,” commented Peter Gundermann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astronics Corporation. “We’re excited to be here and demonstrate our extensive capabilities across multiple aerospace sectors with sophisticated, innovative technology solutions for aircraft connectivity, power and lighting.”

View the video to see what Astronics will be showing at this year’s Paris Air Show, June 19-25, 2017.

Attendees can expect to view demonstrations of these solutions in Hall 3, stand B148:

Solutions for the Connected Aircraft

  • Satellite antenna systems. Astronics AeroSat is showing its newest connectivity solution, the FliteStream® F-310 Series antenna system. Designed to take advantage of new spot beam satellite technology, the FliteStream F-310 delivers the highest bandwidth and fastest in-flight internet connectivity speeds in its class.
  • Avionics connectivity systems. Attendees can learn about Astronics Ballard Technology’s new small- size, lightweight webFB® system, an FAA-certified aircraft interface device (AID) that provides a cost- effective, easy-to-deploy solution for commercial airlines looking for secure connectivity for portable electronic flight bags (EFBs) and avionics data. Astronics Ballard Technology will also feature its AB3000, a customizable avionics I/O embedded computer offering easy integration plus power- packed performance with multiple built-in data bus interfaces and an Intel processor.

Solutions for the Powered Aircraft

  • In-cabin power solutions. Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems (AES), the industry leader in passenger power, will demonstrate its EMPOWER® product line, including in-seat power supplies, AC outlet units, USB outlet units and dual AC/USB outlet units.
  • Power generation and distribution. In addition, Astronics will show its CorePower® product line that provides flight-critical power generation, power distribution and power conversion on a broad range of aircraft. Recent innovations in the CorePower® product line include solid-state power distribution, brushless starter-generators and significant advancements in power conversion technology.

Solutions for the Lighted Aircraft

  • Enhanced vision systems. Astronics Max-Viz will demonstrate how its newly certified Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) improves visibility of terrain and runways. Blending infrared and visible light sensors, the new Max-Viz 2300 EVS displays real-time heat sources, along with LED airport lighting, to make it safer for pilots to land in dark, challenging conditions.
  • Aircraft lighting systems. Astronics Luminescent Systems, Inc. (LSI) will be on hand to demonstrate its latest innovations in cabin lighting, cockpit panel lighting, exterior lighting and other lighting products, built on a 40-year history of serving the aircraft industry.
  • Emergency lighting and safety products. Attendees can preview several products from Astronics DME’s emergency systems line, including the newest Air Lite® LED flashlights, which offer significant weight savings and technological improvements over legacy flashlights. Other offerings include exit indicators with 50 different language options, universal precaution kits and first aid kits.

Finally, Astronics PECO will provide information on its custom manufacturing capabilities for the production of any aircraft component, including passenger service units, fuel access doors and many other customized solutions for commercial and military aircraft.

With a breadth of innovative solutions from Astronics, customers can enjoy streamlined vendor management, deep technical expertise and FAA-certified solutions. Company-wide, Astronics delivers cost- effective solutions with a collaborative spirit to solve customer challenges. Today, Astronics solutions are deployed throughout most commercial, business and military aircraft platforms worldwide.

For complete details on the products and services Astronics offers, visit Astronics.com.

United Kingdom | November 30, 2016– STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting specialist, is delighted to announce that it is expanding its global sales team with two new key appointments. The new Regional Sales Managers, Robert Keepers, based in Dallas TX and Theresa Härtel, based in Germany, will join the US and EMEA sales teams respectively.

Before taking up his new role, Robert worked for Panasonic Avionics Corporation advancing in a number of roles since first joining the company in 2000. Most recently, as Marketing Account Manager Robert worked directly with airlines in Central/South America, coordinating the promotion and installation of the company’s in-flight entertainment systems. A graduate from New Mexico State University, Robert holds a BBA degree in Marketing and Management and is multi-lingual.

Commenting on his new role, Robert said: “STG Aerospace is a real force for innovation in the cabin lighting sector and I’m really looking forward to playing a lead role in promoting the many benefits of their entire product range right across the growing US market.”

Theresa will be joining the company from UTC Aerospace Systems where, as Product Sales Manager – Europe, Middle East and Africa, she was responsible for initiating and leading sales campaigns for the company’s Interiors Business Unit. Prior to that, she worked for one of UTC’s subsidiaries, Goodrich Lighting Systems GmbH, as Program Manager – Worldwide Aftermarket. Theresa holds a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld, and has been certified as a Project Manager by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bielefeld.

Theresa commented: Theresa commented: “I’m delighted to be joining such an innovative and successful company as STG Aerospace. I’m very much looking forward to applying my skills to building new business across the EMEA region.”

Marcus Williams, Global Sales and Marketing Director for STG Aerospace, added: “Both new appointments reflect the ongoing success that we’re developing worldwide. Robert and Theresa have precisely the skills and experience we seek out to continue to help drive our growth and we are delighted to welcome them to our world class team.”

A Tier 1 or Tier 2 OEM for virtually every major aircraft manufacturer, STG Aerospace also counts hundreds of airlines, lessors and MROs among its customers. Its products are currently installed in over 10,000 aircraft worldwide, representing one third of the world’s passenger fleet.

United Kingdom | July 14, 2016– Leading cabin lighting specialist STG Aerospace, is delighted to announce that its market-leading emergency floorpath marking system, saf-Tglo®, has been installed on the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital.

Orbis, a non-profit organization that fights blindness around the world and based in New York, operates the Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital on board an MD-10 aircraft, taking the very latest ophthalmological knowledge and surgical skills to local hospitals around the world.

The aircraft, an MD-10-30CF was previously operated by FedEx who subsequently donated it to Orbis. Today the aircraft is flown by a team of volunteer FedEx pilots.

saf-Tglo® is the emergency exit marking solution of choice for leading aircraft manufacturers and airlines worldwide, and is the highest performing, lightest and most discrete photoluminescent system available. The selection of saf-Tglo® on the new Orbis Flying Eye Hospital demonstrates the versatility of the product and how it can be applied to a variety of different applications – not just commercial aircraft.

Fitted with SuperSeal Lite®, the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital has selected the narrowest, lightest and most discrete floor path marking solution available, complete with a blue insert to complement the aircraft’s interior.

The completely sealed, hard-wearing, long-lasting system is approved and certified for installation on virtually every type of aircraft. It requires no power source and is fully charged by the cabin lighting within minutes. 100% reliable, saf-Tglo® significantly reduces the maintenance and operational costs associated with traditional electrical systems and being much lighter, improves the aircraft’s fuel efficiency.

Marcus Williams, Director of Sales & Marketing of STG Aerospace, commented: “We are delighted to be contributing to the safe and effective operation of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, which delivers the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver quality eye care. This project is also a further example of STG Aerospace’s involvement in supporting airborne medicine having already supplied photoluminescent solutions for a UK helicopter-based emergency medical service.”

United Kingdom | May 27, 2016– STG Aerospace, a leading aircraft cabin lighting OEM, is delighted to announce that prestigious British charter carrier Titan Airways is the latest airline to install STG’s market leading liTeMood® retrofit LED mood lighting system on its Boeing 757 aircraft.

With the first retrofitted aircraft installed during a cabin re-configuration earlier this week and already in commercial service, its sister aircraft will be modified later this summer. This adds to the increasing number of airlines across Europe, North and South America that have selected liTeMood® – making it the undisputed system of choice for operators of narrow-body Boeing fleets looking for a best in class but cost-effective solution for upgrading dated cabin lighting.

liTeMood® represents the next generation in simple, beautiful and easy-to-install retrofit LED mood-lighting aimed at significantly improving passenger comfort and reducing maintenance costs. The blue/white bi-colour system creates a calming and fresh cabin ambience by delivering outstanding quality and consistency of light throughout the cabin.

Whilst “Plug and Play” can be an abused term in the world of aircraft modifications, liTeMood® is a genuine example of a truly simple upgrade requiring no aircraft modifications, using all the existing wiring, mounting points, connectors and control panel. The system is typically installed in under five hours, independent of and with minimal impact to any other cabin work making it straightforward to accomplish during a short stop.

FAA and EASA approved, liTeMood® is significantly more reliable than traditional fluorescent lighting systems, reducing ongoing maintenance and operational costs, and offers both a 36kg weight reduction and at least 50% reduction in power consumption, substantially increasing both fuel efficiency and electrical efficiency.

Alastair Willson, Director of Titan Airways said: “At Titan Airways we are always striving to improve the in-flight experience and the investment in mood lighting is one more enhancement of the Titan Airways product. We selected STG Aerospace’s liTeMood® system due to their huge experience and expertise in upgrading Boeing 737 and 757 aircraft with LED cabin lighting. The simplicity and speed of installation was exactly as described and the transformation of the cabin was breath-taking. The latest investment follows installation of a state-of-the-art wireless in-flight entertainment system across Titan’s Boeing 757 and Airbus A320 fleets last year”.

Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace, commented: “We are delighted that Titan Airways, one of the most prestigious charter airlines in the world, has selected liTeMood® for its Boeing 757 fleet. The installation, carried out at short notice the weekend ahead of a VIP charter operation, was an excellent partnership between STG and Titan engineering teams and is further evidence that liTeMood® has become the clear choice for operators of Boeing narrow-body aircraft”.

Hamburg, Germany | April 6, 2016– Eastern Air Lines, the iconic brand that was synonymous with air travel in the last century, is back in the air, flying with STG Aerospace’s LED mood lighting system, liTeMood® on it’s 737NG aircraft.

The re-born carrier, which is based alongside STG Aerospace at Miami International Airport, has been operating twice-daily flights between Miami and Havana since May 2015 and has other Latin American destinations on the horizon.

Becoming the latest airline to install the FAA and EASA approved LED mood lighting system, Eastern Air Lines selected liTeMood® on the basis of its capability to improve the passenger experience through the on-board quality and consistency of light. With its unique, patented wireless programmability function, lighting levels can be easily tailored to create the exact aesthetic ambience that the aircraft’s operators require.

The installation took place during an interior upgrade, using all the existing wiring, mounting points and connectors, making it a true plug-and-play system. CEO of Eastern Air Lines, Ed Wegel, commented:
“Everything that STG Aerospace said about the simplicity of installing liTeMood® LED mood lighting proved to be 100% accurate. STG Aerospace has enabled us to offer our passengers the best cabin ambience experience.”

In addition to improving the overall comfort within the cabin, liTeMood® offers up to a 40kg weight reduction and a further 70% reduction in power consumption, significantly increasing both the fuel efficiency and electrical efficiency on aircraft. STG Aerospace’s liTeMood® is more reliable than original-fit fluorescent lighting systems, and reduces ongoing maintenance and operational costs.

While STG’s team stood by to support the carrier’s first installation, Eastern Air Lines was successful installing the system on their own, which is a testament to the ease of installation. Marcus Williams, Director of Sales for STG Aerospace added:
“It is fantastic to be working with such a legacy carrier. The Eastern Air Lines installation is another example of just how quickly and easily liTeMood® can be installed, requiring no aircraft modification. STG Aerospace’s cabin lighting systems improve the passenger ambience by creating a better defined and more comfortable passenger environment. STG Aerospace has an enviable track record of innovation and bringing simple, practical, cost effective cabin lighting solutions to market which make a genuine difference to our airline customers and ultimately their passengers.”

Complementing its liTeMood® LED mood lighting system, STG Aerospace offers a range of liTeMood® LED ancillary lighting solutions which work together to create a uniformity of colour throughout the aircraft cabin.

United Kingdom | January 11, 2016– STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting company, is delighted to announce that Icelandair has selected its next generation saf-Tglo® SuperSeal UltraLite® (SSUL) photoluminescent floorpath lighting for its 767 aircraft, becoming the first 767 operator for this newly certified system.

A long-standing customer of STG Aerospace, Icelandair is already in the process of upgrading its 757 fleet from saf-Tglo® SuperSeal Lite® (SSL) to the new SSUL version. Highly regarded for its outstanding performance on a growing network of transatlantic routes, Icelandair has also signed a commitment to purchase 12 737MAX aircraft which Boeing will deliver factory-fitted with SSUL in 2018. This decision to ensure commonality across its fleet both now and into the future is a clear sign of Icelandair’s confidence in STG Aerospace’s ability to deliver both innovation and reliability in lighting its aircraft’s cabins.

saf-Tglo®, first introduced by STG Aerospace in 1995, is installed on 10,000 aircraft worldwide and is the system of choice for 300+ global airlines. SSUL, is the highest performing photoluminescent floorpath marking system available, is 17% brighter than its SSL predecessor and 70% lighter, helping to reduce airline fuel costs even further. With its one-piece design, it can be quickly cut to length and sealed during installation, a process that can be easily carried out by an airline’s own engineering team.

SSUL’s reduced profile makes it an optimal match for modern light weight carpets and with over 300 colour options and a unique carpet pattern matching service available, enables airlines to achieve not only a pleasing aesthetic but one that co-ordinates with their corporate branding without reducing safety. In addition, carpet edges can be concealed with the OverCarpet™ polycarbonate housing option that features a hinged-wing design and removes the need for carpet binding, reducing costs and enhancing the appearance of the cabin.

Thordur Sigfusson, Icelandair’s CVE Structures and Interior & Program Manager, commented:
“After working with STG Aerospace for some 13 years, we have come to appreciate not only the high reliability and low maintenance cost of their lighting systems but also the innovation they bring to their product development. So, having made the decision to introduce two Boeing 767s to complement our fleet of 757s, it was an obvious choice to equip them with the latest saf-Tglo® version, SSUL”.

Marcus Williams, STG Aerospace’s Global Sales and Marketing Director, added:
“We’re delighted that Icelandair, an airline with which we have an excellent, long-standing relationship, will be our launch customer for SuperSeal UltraLite® on the 767 platform, adding to their current retrofitting of the 757 fleet. Their decision is a validation of their trust in saf-Tglo® and further evidence that our ongoing programme of product development is truly meeting customer needs.”

  • AeroGlass Panel Mirror: lighter than ever, effortless installation
  • AeroGlass Lighting Mirror: innovative translucent effect

NBAA, Las Vegas | November 16, 2015– AviationGlass & Technology, a Dutch company specialized in the research, development and production of glass products for the aviation industry, today announced that it has launched two new products: AeroGlass Panel Mirror and AeroGlass Lighting Mirror.

The AeroGlass Panel Mirror is chemically tempered with a composite backing stacked on honeycomb. It is designed to minimize installation time to just minutes as well as to reduce weight by up to 22% compared to polycarbonate/plastic alternatives set on honeycomb. The lightweight mirror mounted on honeycomb combined with the use of VELCRO strips, instead of glue, enables easy and fast installation. AeroGlass’ high level of durability also greatly reduces the cost of ownership while offering passengers superior optical quality through crystal clear reflections.

The AeroGlass Lighting Mirror is the world’s first ever lightweight mirror for aircraft interiors with a translucent coating, that when combined with lighting components, provides an enhanced reflection quality compared to polycarbonate equivalents.

Both AeroGlass Panel Mirror and AeroGlass Lighting Mirror have passed all required burn and impact tests as well as thermal shock and pencil hardness tests. All patented AeroGlass products create the ultimate on-board experience inside business and commercial aircraft by providing superior optical quality and crystal-clear views.

John Rietveldt, AviationGlass & Technology’s CEO, said, “Unpack and place! Installation of our highly robust, yet lighter than ever, AeroGlass Panel Mirror is as easy as that, taking just minutes to complete and eliminating the need for glue. Upgrading aircraft with AeroGlass Mirrors is faster than ever and also supports the aviation industry’s drive to improve eco-efficiency.

Great lighting integrated with crystal clear reflections is a powerful combination which can play a big role in enhancing the design of business jets and commercial aircraft, as well as adding to the emotional comfort of passengers. Our new AeroGlass Lighting Mirror uses a unique, innovative technique that delivers a translucent effect enabling light beams to be reflected through the mirror itself. Passengers and aircraft owners will definitely ‘see the difference’!”