HAMBURG—Netherlands-based AviationGlass & Technology (AGT), a specialist in glass mirror products for the aviation industry, has had its AeroGlass Mirrors product certified for airline KLM's Boeing 777 interiors retrofit program.
KLM will become the first carrier in the world to retrofit its fleet of 27 777 aircraft with the AeroGlass product, which AGT described as being up to 50% thinner and 25% lighter than polycarbonate products typically found on older aircraft types.
Maintenance costs are also reduced, according to AGT, due to AeroGlass’s high durability levels and a developed resistance to scratching when cleaning and handling.
The first aircraft to undergo retrofits will be an orange-and-blue liveried 777-300—dubbed Orange Pride—toward the end of 2017. The retrofit work will be carried out at KLM’s main facility in Amsterdam.
“KLM devotes a great deal of time and energy to innovation, as well as to the development of new products and services,” said Peter Slobbe, vice president of fleet services at KLM. “Certifying AeroGlass Mirrors from AGT will lead to new levels of passenger comfort and design as well as contributing to our on-going sustainability efforts.”