PARIS AIRSHOW, Le Bourget, France: PPG has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to sell its enhanced-design sliding cockpit window assemblies for the Airbus A320 family directly to operators as aftermarket replacements. The assemblies’ clamped design provides operators flexibility in replacing the complete framed window assembly or only the window panel and reusing the frame.
With the PMA, PPG can provide flight-deck windows to the A319, A320 and A321, as well as to the new NEO family. PPG’s sliding cockpit window assembly is interchangeable as a replacement for manufacturers’ parts on these airplanes.
Art Scott, PPG’s global market director for commercial aircraft transparencies said: “Receiving this PMA is the culmination of efforts by our product support engineers to further enhance the design of the sliding cockpit windows so airlines can achieve longer service life than with the previous design. In addition, being able to replace only the window panel and reuse the frame gives airlines an innovative lower-cost repair option.”
PPG manufactures the Airbus flight-deck windows at Huntsville, Alabama. Since 1990, PPG has manufactured and delivered more than 30,000 flight-deck windows for production aircraft and aftermarket applications for A320 family.
PPG’s stand is at Le Bourget is in Hall 2b at Stand C105.