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PPG Aerospace Begins Deliveries of Cockpit Windows for Eclipse 550 Jet

  PPG Aerospace Begins Deliveries of Cockpit Windows for Eclipse 550 Jet

NBAA visitors can see PPG windshields in Eclipse 550 jet on display


Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- October 22, 2013

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has begun deliveries
of production windshields and side cockpit windows to Eclipse Aerospace for
the Eclipse 550 jet. Optical quality of the PPG heated windshields has
exceeded Eclipse’s expectations, according to officials of the airframe

transparencies group on the ...

transparencies group on the Eclipse 550 jet are glass-faced acrylic to afford
excellent optics and aesthetics. (Photo Courtesy Eclipse Aerospace)

“Eclipse Aerospace is delighted to have incorporated a newly designed
windscreen offering for our Eclipse 550 customers,” said Edward Lundeen,
Eclipse Aerospace senior vice president, business operations. “The glass-faced
acrylic design is expected to be very well received by our customers. PPG’s
and Eclipse’s design engineers worked closely to develop this application for
the Eclipse 550, which we believe has resulted in a product that will perform
extremely well,” he said.

“Eclipse wanted durable, lightweight windshields that offer excellent optics
and aesthetics,” said Mark Hood, PPG global market director for general
aviation transparencies. “PPG met those requirements with our glass-faced
acrylic windshields that combine the chemical, abrasion and craze resistance
of glass with the lightweight benefits of acrylic.”

The PPG windshields also fit the Eclipse 500 and are available as replacements
for that aircraft model. PPG delivers the new lightweight cockpit windows from
its Sylmar, Calif., facility.

Visitors to the National Business Aviation Association convention and
exhibition in Las Vegas have an opportunity to see the PPG windshields on the
first production Eclipse 550 jet. The event takes place Oct. 22 to 24 at the
Las Vegas Convention Center.

PPG Aerospace is the aerospace products and services business of PPG
Industries. PPG Aerospace – Transparencies is the world’s largest supplier of
aircraft windshields, windows and canopies. PPG Aerospace – PRC-DeSoto is the
leading global producer and distributor of aerospace coatings, sealants, and
packaging and application systems.

About Eclipse Aerospace, Inc.

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine
Jet, the most fuel-efficient jet in the world. Eclipse also provides
engineering, maintenance, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse
500 aircraft. Adhering to the motto “Customer First,” Eclipse Aerospace is
focused on providing a superior customer experience for existing and future
owners, operators, and pilots of the revolutionary Eclipse Jet. Eclipse
Aerospace corporate offices are based in Charleston, S.C. Principal operations
are located in Albuquerque, N.M. and Chicago, Ill. For more information:


PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and
specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability
and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer
products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces
in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global
headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the
world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit and
follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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