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WED, NOV 15th - 2023.   Dubai, UAE  
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Aerospace Technologies Group secures Emirates as launch customer for its aerBlade™ window shades.

Dubai, UAE 15th November 2023 – Aerospace Technologies Group has secured

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, as launch customer for its

aerBlade™ window shade to be installed in the airline’s upcoming Airbus A350 and

Boeing 777X fleet. As the Emirates A350 enters service in 2024, the aerBlade™ dual

blind system will be available in Business and Premium Economy Class and the

aerBlade single blind systems will make a debut in Economy Class.

Emirates was the first airline in the industry to introduce electric window shades

when it launched the A380. With its A350 and B777X fleet, it will expand the

premium electric shades experience to new cabins.

 

“We are proud to build upon our long-standing relationship with Emirates and have

them as our launch customer for the innovative aerBlade™ window shade,” said

Mario Ceste, CEO of Aerospace Technologies Group. “The Emirates aerBlade™

product will feature the signature touches that Emirates has established in its cabin

and will set new standards for appearance and convenience in Economy seating in a

manner passengers have never before experienced.”

 

ATG’s aerBlade™ is an electronically operated window shade system allowing

passenger control from clear-to-sun blocking-to-full blackout with the touch of a

button. Crew members can automatically lower and raise all window shades on the

aircraft from their own panel, eliminating traveling through the cabin during take-off

and landing. Offering true blackout during overnight flights, the electronically

operated shade is a flat material which offers aircraft owners and operators the

opportunity to customize the finish to match their cabin environment. The inboard

passenger side has a protective clear lens making it easy to clean and keep germ-

free.

 

The dual shade aerBlade™ version includes a second shade which is uniquely tinted

that allows passengers to block the bright sunlight and still retain views outside the

aircraft. The combination of opaque and translucent shades overcome the

deficiencies of electronic dimmable windows such as lack of a true blackout, mirrorlike

reflective glare in the cabin and the inability to maintain either dark or clear

when powerless. The aerBlade™ with the opaque shade lowered is full blackout,

 

 

without the “black hole” effect and a beautiful cosmetic appearance. The tinted

translucent shade can be positioned from partial to full sun blocking.

Equipped with ATG’s NextGen electronic controls, aerBlade™ provides IoT

functionality and connectivity to on-board maintenance and cabin management

systems enabling the transfer of performance metrics, remote diagnostics, and

programming updates without removing the shade from the aircraft. The advanced

electronic controls feature self-learning algorithms and sensor-less control to extend

the shade life and provide the quietest operation.

 

aerBlade ™ can be configured to be removable and serviceable from the inside of

the cabin without detaching the aircraft sidewall. Some versions can be easily

retrofitted onto aircraft sidewalls without any cuts or sidewall modifications and

mounted in place of the existing manual shade in minutes.

ATG plans to offer future models of aerBlade ™ for a wide range of commercial

aircraft including the Airbus A330, A321LR and A321XLR. A version for the Boeing

777-9 (777X) will be released in the third quarter of 2024.

Today, ATG electric window shades can be found on small, mid, and large cabin

business jets as well as Boeing 777-300ER, A380, and A350 aircraft in the premium

class seating areas of the more discerning carriers.

 

 

Contact: Tina Gricius Director Customer Solutions 561-244-7365

tgricius@atgshades.com

Source: Aerospace Technologies Group, Inc.

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