STG Aerospace floorpath system gets STC approvals
STG Aerospace announced today it has received supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its next generation, photoluminescent, emergency floorpath marking system called safTglo® SuperSeal UltraLite™.
The product is now FAA and EASA approved for the A320 and EASA approved for 747s, 757s and 737s.
STG Aerospace first launched safTglo® in 1995. With its patented fully-sealed design that eliminates fluid ingress, safTglo® is a low-cost, low-weight alternative to electrical emergency systems and can reduce maintenance costs by up to 80%, said the company.
The product requires no power source and can be easily retrofitted to almost any aircraft. It has been approved and certified for installation on virtually every aircraft type and is the emergency floor path system of choice for over 300 global airlines and 9,000 aircraft worldwide.
SuperSeal UltraLite™ (SSUL) is the next generation safTglo® product, and incorporates the same features of previous designs but is 70% lighter and 17% brighter. The highest performing photoluminescent floorpath marking system available in the market today, safTglo® SSUL features a reduced profile, making it an optimal match for modern light weight 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 more than 300 color options and a unique pattern matching service available, safTglo® SSUL enables airlines to achieve aesthetically pleasing, coordinated 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.