PPG Aerospace resumes Beechcraft 1900, King Air windshield rebuild service


HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 25, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies business has resumed its rebuilding service for Beechcraft 1900 and Beechcraft King Air windshields to provide operators with a lower-cost alternative to buying new spares without sacrificing performance or quality.

Rebuilt windshields provide operators with the best value, according to Jim Romano, PPG global sales director for commercial aftermarket transparencies.

“Windshields are rebuilt to the same quality and performance standards as new parts but are less expensive, and we incorporate the latest design features at no additional cost,” Romano said.

Windshields are rebuilt at PPG’s Huntsville factory using the same materials and processes as for new parts, Romano said. As the manufacturer of original-equipment and spare windshields for Beechcraft 1900 and King Air airplanes, PPG is able to rebuild parts to the latest Hawker Beechcraft-approved design configuration. Windshields for King Air airplanes are supplied with Surface Seal hydrophobic coating, as are new and spare windshields. PPG is certified by the Federal Aviation Administration to rebuild windshields and operate a Repair Station.

Operators also can have windshields exchanged for an already-rebuilt PPG windshield.

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 PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Surface Seal is a trademark of PPG Industries.

 

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Contact:
Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace
818-741-1685
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
781-849-2028
jverlich@jvcommunications.com
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