Posted on: 29 August 2011 by Ross McSweeny
In a collaboration to offer a “one-stop shop” strategy, Lufthansa Technik and SCHOTT have partnered to work closely on cabin lighting for business and commercial jets.The partnership will cover the entire process chain, ranging from the design of lighting to manufacturing, installation and approvals, but also service over the course of the entire product lifecycle. Lufthansa Technik will concentrate on the area of lighting control, approval and validation and provide installation, maintenance, repair and upkeep services. SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging will be contributing its expertise and experience in the area of lighting systems."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,” commented Andrew Muirhead, Director of Innovation for Lufthansa Technik AG (pictured: left). “We are pleased to have found a partner such as SCHOTT who complements our own range of services just perfectly as an expert on lighting design and customized lighting solutions.”"By cooperating with Lufthansa Technik, we will be able to assemble service packages that address the individual needs of both airlines and aircraft manufacturers,” declared Dr. Armin Plichta, General Manager of Aviation for the Lighting and Imaging division of SCHOTT AG (pictured: right). “These will include functional lighting solutions for the cabin, such as ceiling, seat and emergency lighting. In addition, we are also developing effect lighting, for example, for daytime and night scenarios or meeting other special demands."The two firms claim that the first product in development will offer a unique new lighting technology. The combination of glass elements and light diodes culminates in an efficient light source that helps lower maintenance costs and extends the service life. This technology is designed for use in mood lighting scenarios that rely on the entire colour spectrum, but also for purely white cabin lighting.