PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has delivered windshields and side flight-deck windows for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC) for flight testing.
Ship sets of parts produced by PPG at its Huntsville, Alabama, USA, manufacturing facility already supplied to MITAC have passed bird-impact and static testing, according to Arthur Scott, PPG Aerospace global director for commercial transparencies. The heated glass windshield and side window designs passed testing to resist impact by a 4 lb bird at 300kn.
PPG is under contract to design and manufacture the windshields and side windows, among the largest in commercial aviation, for the life of the program, in addition to supporting operators with aftermarket parts. Manufacturing of production parts is expected to begin this summer.
PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is a global supplier of aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is a worldwide producer and distributor of aerospace coatings and sealants, as well as packaging and application systems.
August 7, 2015