Aeronautical glazing

Product: Thermoforming
Market: Aeronautics

The Starplast process was developed in the 1960s to manufacture glazing for helicopters and aircraft. Vitalo has been supplying glazing for Airbus Helicopters since 1982. This process makes it possible to obtain shaped glazing in aeronautical grade PMMA, which is used by a large number of players, Dassault Aviation, Thalès Avionics, Airbus Helicopters, and many manufacturers of aircraft like Elixir Aircraft https://elixir-aircraft.com/.

OEM key requirements:
  • Optical Quality with unit control
  • EN9100 aeronautical certification
  • Qualification audit
  • Best price-quality offer
The Vitalo response:
  • Co-design and Co-Engineering
  • Starplast’s own process for optical quality
  • Part delivered to the customer plug and play
  • Cut with a 5-axis robot, ready to glue
  • Aircraft quality cast PMMA meeting AMS-LP-391, Type I, Grade C or AECMA 4364