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PPG Aerospace: Onboard with Boeing's Dreamliner 787

Passengers aboard the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be able to darken or lighten their windows at the touch of a button for more comfortable travel. Global aircraft window leader PPG Aerospace has been awarded a contract by the Boeing Company to supply electronically dimmable systems for the windows of the 787 passenger compartment.
The passenger-cabin windows on the Boeing 787 will be almost 25 percent larger than those on the Boeing 777 and will allow passengers to adjust the amount of light transmitted to five different levels from dark to clear. The new window systems will not only provide light control, but also enhance the interior appearance and comfort of the aircraft.



Did You Know?

PPG, the world's leading maker of transportation coatings and a major global supplier of industrial and packaging coatings, flat and fabricated glass, continuous-strand fiber glass, and industrial and specialty chemicals. Our many PPG technologies have been recognized with prestigious R&D 100 Awards and recipients have included:

  • Lead-free electrodeposition anti-corrosion primer for automobiles.
  • Coated-glass auto windshield that does dual duty as a multi-purpose antenna

We are also the developers of Transitions® plastic photochromic eyewear lenses that automatically darken when exposed to sunlight. We developed a fiber glass yarn destined to revolutionize the manufacture of circuit boards for computers and other electronic devices. Examples of our continuing emphasis on developing high-technology products include:

  • Sunclean® Glass that cleans itself
  • CeramiClear™ automotive clearcoat developed using nanotechnology