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“PPG has extensive experience producing the forward-facing windshields, and we are pleased Dassault came to us to supply all of the cockpit windows for these aircraft,” Scott said. The new windows will be stocked by Dassault and available to operators only through its distribution network.
PPG has updated the designs of the three forward-facing windshields with newer technology and is designing number-two side windows to meet Dassault’s requirements and to fit without necessitating aircraft modifications, Scott said. The cockpit windows are being qualified by testing with pressure cycles representing five times that encountered during a typical aircraft’s lifetime.
Scott said PPG has supplied first articles of the windshields and expects to supply first articles of the new side windows later this year. All five cockpit windows are being manufactured at PPG’s Huntsville plant.
For more information, visit www.ppg.com.