Aircraft cabin lighting company, STG Aerospace, has received STC approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for safTglo, its next-generation photoluminescent emergency floorpath marking system. The safTglo SuperSeal UltraLite (SSUL) product is now FAA and EASA approved for Airbus A320s and EASA approved for Boeing 747, 757 and 737 aircraft.
STG Aerospace first launched safTglo in 1995, with a fully-sealed design that eliminates fluid ingress. This design makes safTglo a low-cost, low-weight improvement over electrical emergency systems that can reduce maintenance costs by up to 80%. Hard wearing and long lasting, it requires no power source and can be easily retrofitted to almost any aircraft. Indeed, it has been approved and certified for installation on virtually every aircraft type and has been installed with over 300 global airlines on 9,000 aircraft worldwide.
SSUL represents the next generation safTglo product, and incorporates the same benefits of previous designs but is 70% lighter – helping to reduce airline fuel costs – and 17% brighter. The system features a reduced profile, making it an optimal match for modern lightweight carpets, and a one-piece design with no end caps which means that it can be easily cut to length and sealed during installation.
With over 300 color options and a unique pattern-matching service available, safTglo SSUL enables airlines to achieve aesthetically pleasing, co-ordinated cabin interiors in line with their corporate branding without reducing safety. In addition, carpet edges can be concealed with the OverCarpet polycarbonate housing option that features a hinged-wing design and removes the need for carpet binding – saving additional cost and enhancing the appearance of the cabin.
Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace, commented, “Obtaining these STC approvals for safTglo SSUL is excellent news for us and for the airlines. As an innovator of light in the aircraft passenger cabin, STG is expanding the boundaries of lighting technology to help OEMs, airlines and MROs meet new challenges.”