Smarter, cooler cabin looks are hot now, whether for new aircraft or modifications, so it may not be a surprise that STG Aerospace is off to a busy start in 2017. On March 7, the company opened its Innovation & Engineering Centre in Cwmbran, South Wales, for a tour by customers, suppliers, academics and others to see state-of-art lighting laboratories and full-size 737 and A320 aircraft cabin simulators.
STG has recently won contracts for its saf-Tglo floor lighting from Boeing for the 787, from Icelandair for saf-Tglo blu and a major retrofit program for China Eastern Airlines using saf-Tglo PatternMatch. And at the PAX International Readership Awards in April, STG won the Best Cabin Interior Passenger Experience Award 2017 for its new liTeMood LED Reading Light. Earlier in April the company announced Blue Air and Titan Airways as launch customers for liTeMood on 737NGs and 757s.
The saf-Tglo system is certified for over 80 different aircraft types, including all the major Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, Bombardier and ATR aircraft families. Saf-Tglo is installed on over 11,000 aircraft at more than 300 airlines. STG says the system is the narrowest, lightest, highest-performing and most discrete floor-path marking system available.
As cabin lighting technology continues to evolve, STG wants to simplify complex options already crowding the industry. Its Innovation Center uses highly sophisticated testing facilities to simulate real-world environments for research into next- generation aircraft lighting.
And as an emerging leader of new LED-based human-centric aftermarket lighting, STG believes it is vital that airlines understand the total interaction of all light sources in the cabin to provide an integrated lighting environment. The company’s world-first patented square beam liTeMood LED reading light is a testament to this belief.