Swaffham’s STG Aerospace is celebrating news that it has gained approvals which will enable it to further develop its market in aircraft cabin lighting technologies.
The company has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) which indicate that a modification is approved, from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its next generation, photoluminescent, emergency floorpath marking system.
safTglo® SuperSeal UltraLite™ (SSUL) is now FAA and EASA approved for Airbus 320 and EASA approved for Boeing 747, 757 and 737 airplanes.
STG Aerospace first launched safTglo® in 1995, which is a low-cost, low-weight improvement over electrical emergency systems that can reduce maintenance costs by up to 80 per cent. It has been approved and certified for installation on virtually every aircraft type and is the emergency floor path system of choice for over 300 global airlines and 9,000 aircraft worldwide.
The SuperSeal UltraLite™ (SSUL) represents the next generation safTglo® product, and is 70 per cent lighter – helping to reduce airline fuel costs – and 17 per cent brighter.
Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace, said: “Obtaining these STC approvals for safTglo® SSUL is excellent news for us and for the airlines.
“Building on the outstanding success of our existing safTglo® product range, we have been able to develop a market-changing emergency lighting solution. safTglo® SSUL brings even more benefits to airlines setting a new standard in emergency lighting performance, while meeting the latest and most critical regulatory requirements.”
The product has more than 300 colour options and a pattern matching service available, giving airlines plenty of scope to co-ordinate cabin interiors in line with their corporate branding.