As part of a major cabin modernization program to harmonize the interiors of its fleet of 42 Airbus A330s with its newly delivered A330-900neos, Delta Air Lines has deployed STG Aerospace’s liTeMood LED cabin lighting system to aboard its A330-200 and -300.
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STG worked with the Delta team to create unique lighting profiles and scenes, including Delta’s signature blue and modes that help offset jet lag and fatigue.
Pierre Michard, Business Unit Manager at STG Aerospace said of the contract, “We are delighted that Delta Air Lines, the world’s largest airline group, has installed the STG LED lighting upgrade for the one of its main fleets. After supporting their team in upgrading their Boeing 757-300 fleet in 2019, we had a great time working with them on the A330 retrofit campaign – the largest of its kind in the world. STG history – to replicate the lighting of the latest fleets delivered and harmonize the cabins of Delta’s existing A330s with their latest fleet of A330-900neos.
Throughout the program, STG Aerospace provided customer support with a dedicated project manager, in-country support from the company’s Miami base, and a project team including certification and all operational functions. The pandemic has not affected service levels, as STG has flown its project manager to support the installation in El Salvador in July 2021 to keep the program on schedule.
Three inaugurations at AIX
In other STG Aerospace news, the company showcased three developments at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX): a new emergency floor path marking system, the Universal Lighting Concept and an emergency exit system for business jets.
The emergency floor path marking system, named saf-Tglo SSUL-X11, is designed to be particularly narrow and lightweight, extending the existing SSUL-X range to its narrowest width yet – 11 mm (the previous narrowest width was 18 mm). STG says this new option can make a big difference in cabin aesthetics and blend in with cabin design, while maintaining all passenger safety requirements. It is EASA approved.
Meanwhile, building on its experience in upgrading cabin lighting on Airbus and Boeing aircraft, STG has launched a platform-independent universal lighting capability. This system is designed to enable airlines to provide a more personalized passenger experience, with full integration of the latest data bus standards, and to bring the widebody experience to long-haul narrowbody operations.
The company also unveiled a set of emergency exit systems for business jets and small fixed-wing aircraft (CS23). It is intended to give more choice in how to meet regulatory requirements for passenger emergency exit systems, while offering full customization options. Thanks to the STG PatternMatch technology, the daytime color and pattern of the wall or floor can be matched, whether it is signage or floor marking. The system can be matched with wood, leather, vinyl flooring and carpet. STG indicates that the safety guidance system is then hidden until needed.
The solution is self-illuminating, with no wiring, batteries or power consumption required. It features automatic activation, so no switch is needed: it simply turns on when needed. STG says it is suitable for applications such as progress signs, CS23 exit locators, operating instruction placards and window exit markers. The system is available in a green or blue glow option and is EASA approved.