June 18, 2017
PPG receives PMA for Airbus A320 enhanced-design sliding cockpit windows
PPG has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the Federal Aviation Administration to sell its enhanced-design sliding cockpit window assemblies for the Airbus A320 Family directly to operators as aftermarket replacements. The assemblies’ clamped design provides operators flexibility in replacing the complete framed window assembly or only the window panel and reusing the frame. With the PMA, PPG may offer airlines the full complement of its advanced-design flight-deck windows for the A320 Family (including the A319, A320 and A321) and the new NEO (new engine option) Family with the A319neo, A320neo and A321neo airplanes. PPG’s new sliding cockpit window assembly has full interchangeability as a replacement for manufacturers’ parts on these airplanes.