STG Aerospace, a world leader in pioneering aircraft lighting technologies, has been awarded the contract to retrofit the DreamJet trading as La Compagnie Boeing 757-200 aircraft that has been configured to provide a transatlantic all-business class service.
The aircraft will be equipped with STG Aerospace’s latest generation saf-Tglo™ SuperSeal UltraLiteTM (SSUL) emergency floorpath marking system and liTeMood® LED cabin lighting system. The installations will take place later this month.
A low-cost, low-weight alternative to electrical emergency systems, saf-Tglo™ SSUL features a unique, fully-sealed design which eliminates fluid ingress and can reduce maintenance costs by up to 80%. Moreover, with no power source required, it offers 100% reliability and considerable weight savings. Today, saf-Tglo™ is the system of choice for over 300 global airlines and is currently installed on over 9,000 aircraft worldwide.
SSUL, certified by EASA and FAA in December 2014, is the latest version of saf-Tglo™ is the lightest photoluminescent emergency floorpath marking system available. Incorporating all the benefits of previous designs, SSUL is 70% lighter than previous versions – helping to reduce airline fuel costs even further – and has a 17% higher luminosity rating.
In addition to over 300 colour options enabling airlines to achieve an aesthetic, co-ordinated cabin interior without reducing safety. DreamJet trading as La Compagnie will also be the first airline to install the SSUL OverCarpet system, which provides even simpler installation and with its hinged- wing design removes the need for airlines to bind the carpet edges providing the best possible appearance in the cabin as well as saving airlines cost.
As part of this interior upgrade DreamJet trading as La Compagnie selected liTeMood® for the LED lighting. liTeMood® is a true plug-and-play, programmable, blue/white LED cabin lighting system that offers a cost-effective, versatile and controllable solution to bring the lighting quality of existing non-LED equipped aircraft cabins in line with aircraft delivered new with the latest LED lighting systems, helping them achieve impactful brand differentiation and increase airline yields.
Incorporating the latest research into the effects of ambient lighting, liTeMood® also provides significantly increased reliability over traditional lighting systems, thereby reducing ongoing maintenance costs, and also delivers important environmental benefits. Not only is liTeMood® up to 40kg lighter than original-fit fluorescent lighting, it also consumes 70% less power, increasing both the aircraft’s fuel and electrical efficiency.
DreamJet SAS, operating as La Compagnie, is a French airline, based at Charles de Gaulle Airport, offering an exclusive business class only service between Paris and London and New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport.
Yann Poudoulec, EVP Technical of DreamJet trading as La Compagnie commented:
“As an all-business class airline, lighting quality is key to our passengers, which is why we have selected STG Aerospace’s liTeMood LED lighting for our latest 757 aircraft. Having installed saf-Tglo™ on our first 757, the latest SSUL was the obvious choice for our next aircraft.”
Marcus Williams, Director of Sales & Marketing at STG Aerospace, commented: “STG Aerospace is delighted that after evaluation of the available retrofit LED cabin lighting systems available, DreamJet trading as La Compagnie has selected liTeMood® for their latest 757, and at the same time have become the first 757 operator to install our latest generation saf-Tglo™ SSUL with our new OverCarpet solution. It’s further evidence that STG Aerospace really is leading the way in innovative cabin lighting solutions”.