The Leader in
Sun Protection and
Light Control for
the Aviation World
All our cockpit sunshades are custom designed to closely match the cockpit window configurations. They are retractable and are permanently installed in place. They are used for the side windows in virtually all aircraft, and also for the front windows (windshield) in some.
They incorporate a semi transparent film which is reflective on the outboard side and dark gray or amber on the inboard side. These films are layerd with a combination of materials to provide ultra violet (UV) and infra red blockage. The film thickness has been optimized to provide maximum protection for the flight crew while still maintaining "see through" visibility, excellent durability as well as scratch and abrasion resistance. Our sunshades retract in their housing or under the trim when not in use.
Each sunshade is contoured to fit a specific window and provide blockage of 99.7 % of harmful UV rays and a whopping 92 % heat rejection, a very significant factor in reducing the demand on the aircraft packs. It is admitted that the cockpit sunshades more than pay for themselves in fuel saving alone.
Summary of benefits:
. Cool the cockpit and improves crew comfort
. Improves life of cockpit instruments
. Reduce demand on the A/C packs and on the APU, thus saving fuel
. Improve pilot safety by blocking harmful UV rays
. Improve flight safety by reducing pilot fatigue
Typical applications: All aircraft from 4 seater GA aircraft to commercial airliners.