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Fokker and GKN Aerospace to Supply First SkyView Window for Converted BBJ

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Fokker Services and GKN Aerospace have launched 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.

Fokker Services will fit the demisting, acrylic, SkyView windows, incorporating the GKNs 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, said, 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.

Fokker, GKN Aerospace, BBJ, Boeing

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