PPG begins direct sales of replacement cockpit windows for CHALLENGER jets

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2009 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has received Parts Manufacturer Approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin sales to operators of replacement side cockpit windows for Bombardier Challenger 600 Series jets.

A stretched-acrylic side cockpit window for the Challenger 600 Series fleet is on exhibit at the PPG Aerospace booth 1881 at the National Business Aviation Association annual meeting and convention today through Thursday at the Orange County Convention Center here.

“Operators will benefit by being able to purchase replacement side cockpit windows as well as windshields directly from PPG,” said Jim Romano, PPG Aerospace global director, aftermarket transparencies sales.

PPG manufactures the heated side cockpit windows and glass-faced acrylic windshields for replacement applications in Sylmar, Calif.

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.

Bombardier, Challenger and Challenger 600 are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.




Audrey Fujimoto
PPG Aerospace

Jean Verlich
JV Communications