FSG and Aviation Glass team for RealGlass project


Fokker Services Group (FSG) and Aviation Glass have signed an innovation agreement on an STC for certified heat-release real glass.

FSG – a maintenance, modifications, completions and conversions provider – selected Aviation Glass as the partner of choice to replace standard inner polycarbonate window lenses with RealGlass technology on the Airbus ACJ330 aircraft, a project that FSG noted positions it as a front-runner in the European wide-body completion market.

Upon obtaining an EASA STC certification for this solution, this project will see the incorporation of certified heat-release real glass in commercially operated aircraft with more than 20 passengers.

This announcement, made during Aircraft Interiors Expo 2023, will enable FSG to replace standard lenses on the ACJ330 aircraft with RealGlass lenses. Compared with traditional polycarbonate windows, this solution is designed to cater to the most stringent demands of VIP clients, offering lighter, brighter and more scratch-resistant windows. The technology complies with V60, heat release and smoke density requirements, paving the way for obtaining an EASA STC for this completion.

The project will take place at FSG’s facilities in Woensdrecht, The Netherlands, where the company has recently inaugurated a new wide-body hangar as part of a larger expansion plan.

Roald Vos, director of aircraft completion and conversion services at FSG, emphasised the significance of this agreement “as a cornerstone of crucial innovations that have the potential for wide-scale application, not only within the VIP sector but also within the commercial aviation industry. We take pride in our fruitful, long-term relationship with Aviation Glass, and the combination of our collective knowledge and expertise fills us with excitement as we strive towards achieving a significant breakthrough”.

“It’s never been easier for business aviation customers to make the upgrade to glass and say goodbye to scratched plastic interior window panes,” said Jaap Wiersema, managing director of Aviation Glass. “Combining forces with FSG means we can already offer certified glass lenses with existing window shades, saving customers time and money. Another area of focus will be the co-development of new combined offerings.”

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