STG Aerospace and Boeing celebrated the first flight of the 737 MAX 8, the first member of Boeing’s efficient 737 MAX family, which took to the skies on January 29th from Renton Field near Boeing’s final assembly plant in Renton, Washington, near Seattle.
STG Aerospace is a Tier 1 supplier to Boeing and has been supplying its saf-Tglo® photoluminescent floor path marking system to the Boeing 737 production line since 2000.The 737 MAX will feature STG Aerospace’s next generation SuperSeal Ultra Lite® (SSUL), the lightest, narrowest and highest performing photoluminescent system available.
“Congratulations to Boeing on this historic achievement” said Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace. “STG is proud to have been part of the success story of the 737 aircraft for the last 16 years, supplying thousands of aircraft. We are looking forward to continuing our excellent partnership with Boeing to the next generation 737 MAX”.
The 737 MAX will deliver higher efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort, along with lower fuel consumption and is the first member of Boeing’s new family to begin flight testing. Boeing has already secured 3,072 orders from 62 customers across its three variants. Delivery of the first 737 MAX is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.
STG Aerospace is a leading aircraft cabin interior supplier, headquartered in the UK and with offices in USA and China. A Boeing OEM supplier to the 737 Next Generation since 2000, its products are installed on over 10,000 aircraft worldwide. saf-Tglo® is the market leading photoluminescent floor path marking system and is a low cost, low weight solution for emergency egress marking. With no power source needed, the system is 100% reliable – eliminating the frequent operational delays and costs associated with electrical based systems. SSUL is the latest generation of saf-Tglo® and is the lightest and most discrete system available. It is produced in hundreds of colours to perfectly match and even enhance cabin aesthetics. SSUL is EASA and FAA certified for almost every aircraft type.