03 Sep 2015

STG Aerospace, a world leader in pioneering aircraft lighting technologies, is delighted to announce that it has secured a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its market leading liTeMood® LED cabin lighting system on the Boeing 737NG.

This important milestone forms part of the company’s strategic plan to certify liTeMood® for global coverage and was achieved following selection by Miami Air International to retrofit liTeMood® on its 737-800 aircraft, after evaluation of all available LED systems in the market. As a premier charter flight operator, Miami Air serves distinguished clientele ranging from the military to high profile sports teams. Therefore, it was particularly important for the airline to select a best-in-class lighting solution in order to deliver a high quality passenger experience for all its customers.

liTeMood® is a plug-and-play, programmable, LED cabin lighting system that enables airlines to bring the lighting quality of non-LED equipped aircraft cabins up to a standard comparable with the very latest new aircraft.  Incorporating the latest research into the effects of ambient lighting, liTeMood® enables airlines to enhance the passenger experience, achieve impactful brand differentiation and improve their operational metrics. 

liTeMood® also provides significantly increased reliability over traditional lighting systems, thereby reducing ongoing maintenance costs whilst also delivering 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.

Marcus Williams, STG Aerospace’s Director of Global Sales, commented:

This is major step forward for STG Aerospace. Whilst liTeMood® has been successfully installed on many airlines in Europe and Latin America, the Miami Air installation is our first US award and validates our installation benefits and customer value with a noteworthy US operator.

Having now secured an FAA STC for the Boeing737NG, we look forward to bringing the benefits of a liTeMood® solution to other airlines in the US and throughout the Americas.”

Jim Proia, Miami Air International’s Chief Executive Officer, added:

“The many operational benefits of liTeMood® were immediately obvious to us, including the significant weight reduction and increased reliability, but the simplicity and speed of the installation was particularly impressive. Without having to make any aircraft-side changes, we have dramatically improved cabin appearance, creating an enhanced onboard experience for our guests.”

STG Aerospace recently opened a new facility for its US operation. Located adjacent to Miami International Airport, the facility has double the manufacturing and warehousing space of its previous US site and will enable the company to deliver an enhanced service to its existing US customers and meet the growing demand for STG Aerospace products from across the Americas.