PPG honored by Mitsubishi Aircraft for timely flight-deck window development

NAGOYA, Japan, Feb. 28, 2012 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has been recognized by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. for exemplary performance in meeting the schedule to develop windshields and side flight-deck windows for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).

Brent Wright, PPG Aerospace global platform director for transparencies, accepted a plaque from Mitsubishi Aircraft Executive Vice President Norio Aoki during a conference in Nagoya for key program suppliers. PPG was one of three supply partners honored.

“We are honored to be recognized by Mitsubishi Aircraft with the Cooperative Partner Award for working hard to meet the development schedule,” Wright said. “This is especially meaningful because we are developing lightweight flight-deck transparencies that will be among the largest in commercial aviation while helping Mitsubishi Aircraft break new ground in aviation.”

Wright said PPG has completed design of the windshields and side flight-deck windows and development is under way. The heated glass windshields and windows will be produced at PPG’s Huntsville, Ala., facility.

The MRJ is a family of 70- to 90-seat next-generation regional jets under development by Mitsubishi Aircraft.

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 Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp.
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. commenced operation on April 1, 2008, to conduct the design, type certification, procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ). It is currently capitalized at 100 billion yen, with financing furnished by, among others, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

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PPG Aerospace
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