Ceramic Industry News

PPG to Supply Windshields, Windows to Dassault Aviation

October 13, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group announced it has signed an agreement with Dassault Aviation to supply all-glass heated windshields and all-glass heated side cockpit windows for Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 business jets. Under the contract, PPG will produce replacement windshields and side windows for Dassault to support operators as long as four of these Falcon aircraft are flying, according to Arthur Scott, PPG Aerospace global director for General Aviation Transparencies. There are 1200 Falcon 20 and Falcon 50 jets flying today.

“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.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail innovative advanced ceramic and glass materials and technologies.

Podcasts

Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue features details on advanced materials such as ceramic matrix composites and piezoelectric ceramics, among many others. Be sure to check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE CERAMIC INDUSTRY STORE

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Directories

CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40