SAS becomes launch customer for HelioJet lighting

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Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and Lufthansa Technik have signed a contract for the delivery of HelioJet, making SAS the launch customer for the LED cabin lighting system. HelioJet will form part of a comprehensive cabin modification programme which SAS is undertaking on seven of its Airbus A330/ A340 aircraft.

HelioJet was designed and developed in a cooperation between German glass and lighting specialist Schott AG and Lufthansa Technik AG. The latest version, HelioJet SpectrumCC (Color Control), offers a full-colour RGBW (red-green-blue white) LED system. HelioJet SpectrumCC will be installed and certified in December 2014, with the first aircraft equipped with HelioJet expected to fly in 2015.

“We are excited to present our new long-haul cabin for SAS customers in the beginning of 2015, and to be the launch customer for the HelioJet LED lighting system. We always have the frequent traveller in mind, and the innovative HelioJet LED lighting system will be an important feature of our new long-haul experience”, said Snorre Andresen, VP of product management at SAS.

“This decision puts an industry-respected stamp of approval on the innovation provided by HelioJet”, added Andrew Muirhead, VP and head of Lufthansa Technik’s Original Equipment Innovation division. “The contract with SAS comprises the certification of the new system, the delivery of the light units and a lighting control system and also includes maintenance services. The latter will be integrated in the existing Total Component Support which Lufthansa Technik is already providing for the A330/A340 fleet of SAS, making the technical support for HelioJet as easy as possible for the customer.”

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