Schott signs aircraft cabin deal

Lufthansa Technic (LHT) and Schott have joined forces to provide cabin lighting for passenger planes

LHT, who provides maintenance, repair and operations for aircraft, will focus on lighting control, approval and validation. The German company will also provide installation and upkeep services.

As part of the agreement, Schott Lighting and Imaging, based in Stafford, UK will provide the lighting systems.

LHT director of innovation, Andrew Muirhead, said: ‘We will now be able to offer many customers, from owners of business jets to commercial airlines a complete package of services on cabin lighting.’

Schott general manager, Armin Plichta, said: ‘By co-operating with Lufthansa Technik, we will be able to assemble service packages that address the individual needs of both airlines and aircraft manufacturers.’

Working together, the partners developed a lighting technology, which they said helps lower maintenance costs and extends the service life.

The technology is designed for mood lighting scenarios that rely on the entire colour spectrum, but also for purely white cabin lighting.

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