STG Aerospace Secures $1 Million Order
STG Aerospace was
recently awarded a $1 million contract by Air Canada to provide
fluorescent strips that guide passengers to emergency exits.
The order represents one of the largest single orders in STG's
11-year history and comes on the heels of a November contract
announcement with British Airways. STG is located in Swaffham,
Norfolk County, England.
STG's SafTGlo system's "glow-in-the-dark" strips emit light for
up to 16 hours in darkness, and is currently installed in more than
4,000 aircraft from more than 300 airlines.
"This is a very significant order for STG," said STG President
Gary Girard. "Not only are we to supply and fit SafTGlo to the
domestic fleet of a major world airline, but Air Canada is
regularly voted the best carrier in North America and is recognized
as one of the world's safest airlines."
"That a leading airline dedicated to customer service and safety
is placing its business with STG is a testament to the excellence
of SafTGlo and its remarkable service record," said Peter Stokes,
managing director at STG to the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press. As Air
Canada is partner member of the Star Alliance, Stokes voiced his
hope that common procurements may mean "a foot in the door for
Additionally, said Stokes, "It has given us an 'in' with the big
airlines" and represents a good example of the company's growth
with the big operators.
The new variant of SafTGlo, ColorMatch, offers smaller strips
than previous products within the SafTGlo range. They are available
in 300 colors and can therefore be color-coordinated with aircraft
"SafTGlo reduces MRO (maintenance, repair and
overhaul) costs from the moment of installation and with excellent
durability it delivers continued cost minimization in the long
term," STG states on its website.
STG was established in 1995 and employs 13 people at its
Swaffham base and four people at its US sales and marketing