Tag: Windshield

Regional Embraer ERJ-145 Windshield Cracks While Performing Flight

Reading Time: < 1 minute A bmi Regional Embraer ERJ-145, registration G-RJXH performing flight BM-1846 from Munich (Germany) to Bristol,EN (UK), was climbing through FL170 out of Munich when the crew reported a cracked windshield and stopped the climb at FL180. The crew decided to return to Munich, burned off fuel and landed safely back about 65 minutes after stopping […]

Lighter Windshield for Airbus Single Aisle Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following a comprehensive, three year, design and certification programme with Airbus, GKN Aerospace has qualified a new, 10% lighter, higher performance, main pilot (No 1) windshield for Airbus single aisle aircraft family (A318/A319/A320/A321). GKN Aerospace has achieved this 10% weight saving by manufacturing the window from chemically-toughened CE120™ glass, replacing the heavier, thermally-toughened glass of […]