Vision Systems, a licensee of Research Frontiers (Nasdaq: REFR) and leading supplier of SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDWs) for the OEM aircraft market, has now expanded into the aftermarket.Working in Switzerland with RUAG Aviation, a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of aircraft systems and components for civil and military customers, Vision Systems’ Noctis brand of SPDSmart EDWs are flying today as an aftermarket product on a Dassault Falcon 900.Vision Systems’ EDWs deliver unprecedented benefits to passengers on board this Falcon 900.At the touch of a button, passengers can instantly and precisely control the amount of daylight and glare coming through windows. They continue to enjoy views by tinting their Noctis SPD-Smart EDW to a comfortable level, rather than blocking their view with a shade. The EDWs deliver many other practical benefits such as a cooler cabin due to remarkable thermal insulation properties, and a quieter cabin due to acoustic insulation properties. The functionality is combined with improved cabin aesthetics to enhance the functionality, interior aesthetics and comfort of the passenger cabin.
RUAG Aviation was contracted for an extensive upgrade to a Dassault Falcon 900, which included a complete renovation of the cabin. In RUAG’s press release ( on this Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Falcon 900 aircraft project, RUAG stated: “…In addition the upgrade also included fitment of innovative electronic dimming window shades from Vision Systems.” RUAG further noted that this was Vision Systems’ first aftermarket project for dimmable windows: “This was the first such installation on any aircraft worldwide and shows the commitment of the RMAF in adopting the latest technology.”
A Vision Systems/RUAG “Success Story” on this project and the background story on the selection of Noctis SPD-Smart EDWs is enlightening:
“The Falcon 900 owner asked RUAG to refurbish their aircraft with motorized pleated shades. In response to that request, RUAG’s proposal included Electronically Dimmable Windows in addition to motorized shades. RUAG proposed Vision Systems’ dimmable solution during onsite negotiations as an enhancement to the appearance of the cabin and an innovative solution to match the VVIP standards.”
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