JBRND’s BBJ 787 electronic window shades complete DO-160G testing


Jeff Bonner Research and Development (JBRND) has completed burn and DO-160G testing for a new electronically controlled window shade designed specifically for BBJ 787 conversions. The standard window shade cassettes weigh 5 lb, and there is also a carbon fiber version that weighs 4 lb. Each unit includes separate sheer and blackout shades.

JBRND’s SyncDrive electric windows contain a USB programmable motor and a proprietary belt system that the company says has completed more than a million cycles without failure. SyncDrive window shade units are designed to be installed behind standard or custom sidewall panels and can be integrated into various cabin management systems. They also operate with or without the electronic dimming windows that come as standard on BBJ 787 aircraft.

The DO-160G test standard involves tests including high/low temperature operation, altitude, flammability, humidity, vibration, voltage spike and EMI/RFI emissions.

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