Fokker and GKN Aerospace to Supply 1st Skyview Window for Converted BBJ
- 1.5meter-long window will be on display on the Fokker stand at EBACE
Fokker Services a business line of Fokker Technologies and GKN Aerospace are proud to announce the official launch of the first ever SkyView Window for a civil jet aircraft. The SkyView window, a Fokker STC, will be the first of its kind certified for the business aviation community and will be offered to Boeing Business Jets owners and operators by Fokker Services. Up to four SkyView windows can be installed on each aircraft. GKN Aerospace will supply the first set of 1.5m long x 0.5m high windows to Fokker Services in December this year - just 7 months after contract award.
A full-size, demonstrator window, larger than three standard cabin windows, will be on display on the Fokker Services stand, J103, at EBACE in Geneva from the 19th - 21st May. The GKN Aerospace stand at the show will be YO61.
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Fokker Services will fit the demisting, acrylic, SkyView windows, incorporating the GKN’s patented Crystal Vue II coating, into the passenger cabin of a converted BBJ 737-700 aircraft. The windows will be designed and manufactured at the GKN Aerospace Luton site, with the first set of windows due to be delivered in December 2015 and the conversion completed and certified by 1st quarter of 2016.
Gavin Wesson, Senior Vice President, GKN Aerospace, Special Products Group commented: “We produce these large, state-of-the-art transparencies using highly advanced forming technologies and incorporate our market-leading coatings to provide unbeatable clarity, reliability and longevity. We are very proud to support Fokker in what will be an extremely eye-catching conversion of this iconic business aircraft. The aircraft will look outstanding with its wide, sleek windows and the passenger experience will be unique - offering a wide-angle view of the skies.”
Peter Somers , President, Fokker Services said: “This innovation re-confirms Fokker Services position as a creative design and completion organization offering a new way to experience VIP air travel. We are proud to achieve this together with GKN Aerospace and the support of Boeing Business Jets.”
Source : Fokker Technologies - view original press release