Aerospace Technologies Group has announced that Emirates is the launch customer for the company’s aerBlade™ window shade solution.

ATG’s aerBlade is operated electronically and lets passenger choose from clear-to-sun blocking-to-full blackout with the touch of a button. The shades are to be installed in Emirates’ upcoming Airbus A350 entering service in 2024, as well as its Boeing 777X fleet.

On board the Emirates A350 fleet, the aerBlade dual blind system will be available in Business and Premium Economy Class which includes a second uniquely tinted shade that allows passengers to block the bright sunlight and still retain views outside the aircraft.

The aerBlade single blind systems will be installed in Economy Class.

“We are proud to build upon our long-standing relationship with Emirates and have them as our launch customer for the innovative aerBlade™ window shade,” said Mario Ceste, CEO of Aerospace Technologies Group. “The Emirates aerBlade™ product will feature the signature touches that Emirates has established in its cabin and will set new standards for appearance and convenience in Economy seating in a manner passengers have never before experienced.”

According to Aerospace Technologies Group, the product can be configured to be removable and serviceable from the inside of the cabin without detaching the aircraft sidewall and some versions can be easily retrofitted onto aircraft sidewalls without any cuts or sidewall modifications and mounted in place of the existing manual shade in minutes.

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