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PPG receives Parts Manufacturer Approval for BEECHJET 400 jet windshield

Glass-faced acrylic windshield offers ease of installation, moisture-ingress resistance

SYLMAR, Calif., Oct. 9, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced it has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration for its aftermarket glass-faced acrylic windshields for BEECHJET® 400 business jets and their variants. The PPG windshields have been selected by Nextant Aerospace for NEXTANT 400XTI® remanufactured business jets, and they are available for direct sale to owners of Beechjet 400 jets and variants.
PPG’s new glass-faced acrylic windshields offer ease of installation and exceptional resistance to moisture ingress that can affect service life, according to Steve Kight, PPG market director, general aviation transparencies.
“These PPG windshields incorporate a moisture, or weather, seal that is used with pre-molded pressure seals on the edge attachment to eliminate the need for additional sealant application during installation,” Kight said. “A PPG-produced interlayer and the weather seal afford enhanced resistance to moisture ingress that can cause interlayer degradation and hazing.”
The windshields have an outboard ply of chemically strengthened glass with two stretched-acrylic plies. They feature a new PPG AIRCON® anti-ice heating system that offers superior optics during operation. PPG SURFACE SEAL® hydrophobic coating helps shed water for better pilot visibility during wet conditions without the need for wipers.
Visit www.ppgaerospace.com for more information about the new PPG aftermarket windshields for Beechjet 400 jets and a list of PPG’s aerospace application support centers through which they can be purchased.
Visitors to the National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) can see the new PPG aftermarket glass-faced acrylic windshield for Beechjet 400 jets at the PPG exhibit at booth N5109. The NBAA-BACE is Oct. 10-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.
At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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Beechjet is a registered trademark of Textron Aviation Inc.
Nextant 400XTi® is a registered trademark of Nextant Aerospace, LLC.

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