Swaffham company lands deal to supply cutting edge technology to airline

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STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting company based at Swaffham has landed an important deal with Icelandair.

The airline has chosen STG’s 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 uniformity 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 over 300 global airlines. SSUL, is the highest performing photoluminescent floorpath marking system available, is 17 per cent brighter than its SSL predecessor and 70 per cent 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.

Marcus Williams, STG Aerospace’s global sales and marketing director, said: “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.”