ATG to demonstrate new features for electronic window shades


At NBAA-BACE 2023 (to be held on 17-19 October in Las Vegas, Nevada), Aerospace Technologies Group (ATG) will demonstrate the latest safety feature on its aerBlade electronic window shade, as well as NextGen electronic controls.

ATG electric window shades can be found on small, mid-size and large-cabin business jets as well as Boeing 777-300ER, A380 and A350 commercial aircraft in premium-class seating areas.

The company is introducing the Electronic Emergency Override (EEOR), designed to change the way power-loss emergencies are handled during flights. If there is a loss of cabin power during flight, EEOR automatically raises the shade to a clear window position. This patent-pending invention is now available as an optional feature on aerBlade products and soon to offer for the company’s business jet products. ATG showcased EEOR on its aerBlade electronic window shade during Aircraft Interior Expo in Hamburg, Germany, in June 2023.

ATG will also showcase its NextGen electronic controls, which will provide IoT functionality and connectivity to onboard maintenance and cabin management systems enabling the transfer of performance metrics, remote diagnostics and programming updates without the need to remove the shade from the aircraft. The electronic controls feature self-learning algorithms and sensor-less control designed to extend the shade life and provide the quietest operation.

The latest aerBlade electronic window shade system is a direct replacement for traditional manual slider shades without any sidewall modifications. Passengers can control them with the touch of a button, and crew members can automatically lower and raise all window shades by using the flight attendant panel.

ATG is rolling out a wide range of aerBlade models for various commercial aircraft, including the Airbus A350, A321LR and A321XLR, as well as the Boeing 777 series and 737 family.

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