STG Aerospace’s safTglo floor-path lighting system. Image via STG Aerospace

APEX Insight: STG Aerospace today announced Alaska Airlines will install its saf-Tglo SSUL photoluminescent emergency floor-path marking system on 116 aircraft.

STG Aerospace today announced Alaska Airlines has selected its next-generation photoluminescent emergency floor-path marking system for its Boeing and Airbus fleets. Starting in late 2018, Alaska Airlines will retrofit saf-Tglo SSUL on 116 aircraft comprising Boeing 737-700s, 737 MAX 9s and Airbus A320s, replacing its existing STG Aerospace photoluminescent EEPMS systems.

“Aesthetically, the system will assist us in unifying cabin appearance across the new combined Boeing and Airbus fleets,” – Warren Hamilton, Alaska Airlines

“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,” said Warren Hamilton, director of Cabin Products and Interiors at Alaska Airlines. “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.”

“Alaska Airlines has trusted us to be part of their new brand following the integration of the Virgin America fleet,” – Marcus Williams, STG Aerospace

Commenting on the deal, Marcus Williams, director of Global Sales at STG Aerospace, said, “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.”

Yesterday, STG Aerospace announced that its liTeMood LED lighting system is now available for retrofit on Airbus A320s, A330s and A340s and unveiled the first two Airbus aircraft launch customers. Starting later this month, Small Planet Airlines will install the cabin light system on board its fleet of A320s and A321s while XL Airways will introduce it to its A330s. Since 2014, liTeMood has been available as a retrofit option on Boeing 737s and 757s.

STG Aerospace said the Airbus system offers customizable animated lighting that can change within several minutes using the company’s patented infrared wand. It offers airlines a choice of 16 million colors and “bespoke scenes” such as northern lights, sunsets, sunrises and unique settings that can be used to celebrate national holidays.

“As an airline we strive to offer a world of infinite possibilities and improvements. By installing this system on our A320 aircraft it will assist us in our mission of delivering that world and help us personalize the way we interact with our passengers,” said Kristijonas Kaikaris, CEO of Small Planet Airlines.

The liTeMood color system is on display inside a full-size cabin simulator at STG Aerospace’s stand at this week’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg.