The first piece of civil aviation aircraft windshield glass with independent intellectual property rights rolled off the production line in Changshu, dismantling the international monopoly in China. Recently, the aviation glass project of SYP Glass Group takes up operation in Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone, filling the gap in domestic aviation glass production technology. After PPG of U.S. and Saint-Gobain of France, SYP Glass Group has become the world’s third supplier of aviation glass.
Although aviation glass accounts for only a small proportion in the aircraft manufacturing industry, it is one of the key components of the airplane as it relates directly to the safety of the pilots and aircraft. According to the introduction, as a part of the aircraft structure, aviation glass must have sufficient strength to withstand the cabin pressure, aerodynamic loads, loads on airframes, etc. Due to the strict safety performance requirements of aviation glass, complex production process, and high degree of production difficulty, the market of the product has been completely in the control of few well-known foreign glass manufacturers. As Liu Mingqing, Vice President of SYP Glass Group Co., Ltd. and General Manager of Changshu SYP Special Glass Co., Ltd. said, the company had gone through more than 2 years of technical program exploration and R&D, spent 5 months to make targeted modifications on the production line for aviation glass project, and 1 month of commissioning. Changshu SYP Glass overcame all sorts of challenges, realized the localization of aviation glass in the shortest time with the fastest speed, and successfully produced the aviation glass that far exceeded customers’ quality requirements.
SYP Glass Group is going to be one of the major sheet glass suppliers for the windshield of Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, Shanghai C919, and other passenger aircraft.