PPG Industries’ aerospace business has begun using its chromate-free polysulfide aircraft window sealant on its glass-faced acrylic replacement windshields for Bombardier Challenger 600 Series business jets to provide operators with an environmentally responsible moisture seal.
It is the first commercial
application for PR-1425CF sealant, according to Jim Romano, PPG Aerospace
global sales director for commercial aftermarket transparencies.
The PPG glass-faced acrylic
replacement windshield for Challenger 600, 601, 604 and 605
jets combines the chemical and abrasion resistance of glass with the
weight-saving benefits of plastic. The new-design windshield has an expected
service life of more than double that of the all-acrylic part it replaces,
based on expected service life of similar windshields.
“Benefitting from its unique
position as a leader in aerospace sealants and transparencies, PPG Aerospace
brings PR-1425CF sealant to market with about 4,000 hours of in-flight test
data on different airframe types,” Romano said.
PPG tests also have shown PR-1425CF
to be compatible with PR-1425 polysulfide sealant, so the new fast-curing,
environmentally responsible sealant can be used to repair a moisture seal made
with PR-1425 sealant, he said.
PPG has extended its offer
to qualified operators of Challenger 600 Series jets of a $10,000 rebate
through the end of August on purchases of the new-design glass-faced acrylic
replacement windshield, which lists for $52,000.
Paris Air Show visitors can
see the new-design glass-faced windshield for Challenger 600 Series jets
and get information about PR-1425CF sealant at PPG Aerospace’s display at Hall
2B, Stand D57. The International Paris Air Show is scheduled for June 15-21 at
Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.
For more information, visitwww.ppgaerospace.com.
PPG Aerospace Begins Use of Chromate-Free Moisture Seal on Windshields (6/16/09)
June 16, 2009