Alaska Airlines has signed an agreement with STG Aerospace to deploy its photoluminescent emergency floor path marking system across 116 aircraft within the airline’s fleet.
The aircraft cabin lighting technology company is set to install its STG Aerospace’s saf-Tglo SSUL photoluminescent emergency escape path marking system (EEPMS), across Alaska Airlines’, retrofitted Boeing 737-700, MAX9 and Airbus A320 Family fleets.
Commenting on the project, Warren Hamilton, director of Cabin Products and Interiors at Alaska Airlines, said: “STG Aerospace has been an exceptional supplier over many years, and their saf-Tglo system has a proven track record of both robustness and reliability.
“This made the decision to integrate the system as part of the retrofit programme a natural one. Aesthetically, the system will assist us in unifying cabin appearance across the new combined Boeing and Airbus fleets, but more importantly, it will assist us in keeping our guests and crew safe when they’re in our care.”
Scheduled to start in late 2018, Alaska Airlines’ retrofit programme will involve the upgrading of the photoluminescent EEPMS system in their Boeing and Airbus fleets to a the lighter and narrower design of the latest saf-Tglo SSUL offering.
The airline is also scheduled to replace the electrical emergency lighting system across its Airbus fleet, a move that is expected to save significant operational cost savings thanks to the reliability of saf-Tglo.
Available in 300 daytime colour options, saf-Tglo has to date been deployed on 11,000 aircraft from across the globe.
Marcus Williams, director of Global Sales at STG Aerospace added: “We are always delighted when a long-term customer chooses us for their latest cabin upgrade programme, as it means we are doing something right.
“In this case, it is even more special because Alaska Airlines has trusted us to be part of their new brand following the integration of the Virgin America fleet. We are looking forward to beginning the installations next year and upgrading the entire fleet with our latest next-generation photoluminescent system,” he concluded.