October 22, 2013
PPG Aerospace designs innovative cockpit windows for Dassault Falcon 5X jet
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has designed uniquely shaped, lightweight glass windshields and side cockpit windows for the new Dassault Falcon 5X business jet that accentuate the cockpit’s aerodynamics and afford expansive visibility. According to Mark Hood, PPG global market director for general aviation transparencies, PPG is under contract with Dassault Aviation to provide production and spare windshields and side cockpit windows, which are the largest for a Falcon jet. “Dassault Aviation wanted curved glass transparencies having the lightest weight possible, and our unique bending and materials expertise enabled us to propose designs exceeding their expectations,” Hood said.