Aircraft Interiors: String of wins for STG Aerospace
The UK’s STG Aerospace saved a string of announcements about its safety lighting products for the occasion of the world’s top cabin systems show.
The company has landed the first order for installation of its SafTGlo photoluminescent emergency floorpath marking system in the Boeing 777. It has also struck a key deal for distribution of SafTGlo, as well as extending availability of its WEPPS emergency lighting power system to another two aircraft families.
Kenya Airways has ordered SafTGlo for its Boeing 777s, 737s and 767s. SafTGlo is installed in over 5,000 airliners. It stores cabin light during ordinary aircraft operations and can then re-emit it to provide emergency exit guidance for up to 16 hours in darkness. Variants include an over-carpet system and ColorMatch, which can be colour-co-ordinated with the cabin interior decor.
STG has concluded a deal with Goodrich Corporation's Lighting Systems division under which it will be the standard supplier of photoluminescent floorpath lighting to the US company’s customers.
STG’s Wireless Emergency Primary Power System (WEPPS) combines wireless monitoring, real-time diagnostics and advanced long-life battery technology to slash the cost of managing and powering emergency lighting systems. The system has just been awarded EASA approval for installations in the Bombardier Dash 8-400 turboprop. The supplier says that WEPPS could save operators up to $20,000 a year per aircraft by eliminating the need to carry out regular maintenance of the emergency lighting system. Other recent WEPPS approvals include EASA supplemental type certification on all BAe 146 models.
STG has just partnered with Fokker Services to develop WEPPS for installation in the Fokker 50 turboprop and Fokker 70 and 100 70-100-seat jets. The system will be made available to 85 operators of nearly 450 aircraft.