Fokker Services Group and Aviation Glass sign innovation agreement on STC for certified heat-release real glass
9 June 2023
Woensdrecht, The Netherlands – Fokker Services Group (“FSG”) -a global leader in maintenance, modifications, completions and conversions- has selected Aviation Glass as the partner of choice to replace standard inner polycarbonate window lenses with ‘RealGlass’ technology on the Airbus ACJ330 aircraft, a project that is positioning FSG as a real front-runner in the European wide-body completion market. Upon obtaining an EASA STC certification for this innovative solution, this project will incorporate certified heat-release real glass in commercially operated aircraft with more than 20 passengers.
This announcement, made during the last edition of the Aircraft Interior Expo (AIX) 2023 in Hamburg, Germany, will enable FSG to replace standard lenses on the Airbus ACJ330 aircraft with ‘RealGlass’ lenses. Compared to traditional polycarbonate windows, this cutting-edge solution caters to the most stringent demands of VIP clients, offering lighter, brighter, and more scratch-resistant windows that enhance the cabin’s ambiance. In parallel, this technology complies with V60, heat release, and smoke density requirements, paving the way for obtaining an EASA STC for this completion.
The project will take place in FSG’s facilities in Woensdrecht, The Netherlands, where the company has recently inaugurated a new wide-body hangar as part of a larger expansion plan throughout which it aims to secure an undisputed position within the completion & conversion services market in the region.
Roald Vos, Director of Aircraft Completion & Conversion Services, emphasizes the significance of this agreement “as a cornerstone of crucial innovations that have the potential for
wide-scale application, not only within the VIP sector but also within the commercial aviation industry. We take pride in our fruitful, long-term relationship with Aviation Glass, and the combination of our collective knowledge and expertise fills us with excitement as we strive towards achieving a significant breakthrough”.
“It’s never been easier for business aviation customers to make the upgrade to glass and say goodbye to scratched plastic interior window panes. Combining forces with FSG means we can already offer certified glass lenses with existing window shades, saving customers time and money. Another area of focus will be the co-development of new combined offerings”, added Jaap Wiersema, Managing Director of Aviation Glass.
About Fokker Services Group
Fokker Services Group is an independent aerospace service company with a global reach. Providing comprehensive solutions from its five facilities in Europe, Asia and the Americas, Fokker Services Group is a key partner for regional, narrow-body and wide-body platforms in the Commercial, VIP, Cargo and Defense markets. The organization offers a unique set of capabilities, products and services: ‘Modifications & Engineering Services’ for the latest technical solutions; ‘Component & Material Services’ such as nose-to-tail programs, exchange services, component repairs, parts manufacturing and spares deliveries; ‘Airframe Services’ for aircraft MRO including lease transitions and painting; and ‘Aircraft Completion & Conversion Services’ for Executive, VVIP and Special Mission aircraft upgrades. With this broad range of expertise, Fokker Services Group ensures the continued competitive operation of its customers’ fleet.
(Image for illustrative purposes only and does not represent an Airbus A330 interior)