STG Aerospace, the pioneering aircraft cabin lighting company, is delighted to announce that Icelandair has selected its next generation saf-Tglo® SuperSeal UltraLite® (SSUL) photoluminescent floorpath lighting for its 767 aircraft, becoming the first 767 operator for this newly certified system.
A long-standing customer of STG Aerospace, Icelandair is already in the process of upgrading its 757 fleet from saf-Tglo® SuperSeal Lite® (SSL) to the new SSUL version. Highly regarded for its outstanding performance on a growing network of transatlantic routes, Icelandair has also signed a commitment to purchase 12 737MAX aircraft which Boeing will deliver factory-fitted with SSUL in 2018. This decision to ensure commonality across its fleet both now and into the future is a clear sign of Icelandair’s confidence in STG Aerospace’s ability to deliver both innovation and reliability in lighting its aircraft’s cabins.
saf-Tglo®, first introduced by STG Aerospace in 1995, is installed on 10,000 aircraft worldwide and is the system of choice for 300+ global airlines. SSUL, is the highest performing photoluminescent floorpath marking system available, is 17% brighter than its SSL predecessor and 70% lighter, helping to reduce airline fuel costs even further. With its one-piece design, it can be quickly cut to length and sealed during installation, a process that can be easily carried out by an airline’s own engineering team.
SSUL’s reduced profile makes it an optimal match for modern light weight carpets and with over 300 colour options and a unique carpet pattern matching service available, enables airlines to achieve not only a pleasing aesthetic but one that co-ordinates with their corporate branding without reducing safety. In addition, carpet edges can be concealed with the OverCarpet™ polycarbonate housing option that features a hinged-wing design and removes the need for carpet binding, reducing costs and enhancing the appearance of the cabin.
Thordur Sigfusson, Icelandair’s CVE Structures and Interior & Program Manager, commented:
“After working with STG Aerospace for some 13 years, we have come to appreciate not only the high reliability and low maintenance cost of their lighting systems but also the innovation they bring to their product development. So, having made the decision to introduce two Boeing 767s to complement our fleet of 757s, it was an obvious choice to equip them with the latest saf-Tglo® version, SSUL”.
Marcus Williams, STG Aerospace’s Global Sales and Marketing Director, added:
“We’re delighted that Icelandair, an airline with which we have an excellent, long-standing relationship, will be our launch customer for SuperSeal UltraLite® on the 767 platform, adding to their current retrofitting of the 757 fleet. Their decision is a validation of their trust in saf-Tglo® and further evidence that our ongoing programme of product development is truly meeting customer needs.”