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18.11.2015, Mainz, Germany

Aerion selects INAIRVATION as exclusive partner for world’s first Supersonic Business Jet Cabin

SCHOTT is preferred partner to INAIRVATION for innovative cabin lighting solutions
INAIRVATION was selected by Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology, to develop innovative cabin interiors for the AS2 supersonic business jet, as well as manage their certification and production. As a preferred partner to INAIRVATION for innovative cabin lighting solutions, SCHOTT will support the approach to Aerion’s world’s first Supersonic Business Jet Cabin with its advanced lighting solutions.

„We are very excited about this opportunity to support INAIRVATION. We have many outstanding advanced lighting solutions that will contribute to making the AS2 cabin an innovative and highly aesthetic interior environment in business aviation”, stated Dr. Armin Plichta, Head of SCHOTT’s Aviation Business.

SCHOTT is the expert in LED and fiber-optic lighting for application in aircraft cabins with more than 25 years of experience in supplying lighting solutions to the aviation industry. “We are the world’s largest supplier for seat illumination and the only source for interior lighting solutions based on LED and fiber optics technology”, Plichta added.

SCHOTT’s expertise lies in consistent color control, enabling the creation of extremely homogeneous cabin lighting throughout the entire aircraft cabin. The company offers advanced lighting solutions which perfectly combine the general aspects of lighting: functional cabin and mood lighting as well as accent lighting.

The flagship products SCHOTT HelioJet® SpectrumCC cabin lighting and HelioIntense SpectrumCC with SCHOTT® HelioLine (flexible line lights) for accent lighting rely on a special color sensor technology to ensure consistency of light intensity and color within all lighting applications in the cabin. “With our lighting solutions, a unique and sophisticated experience is presented to travelers on board. We can realize almost any type of lighting scenario and make it happen throughout the whole cabin”, said Plichta.

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SCHOTT HelioJet® is a registered trademark of SCHOTT AG.


SCHOTT is a leading international technology group in the areas of specialty glass and glass-ceramics. The company has more than 130 years of outstanding development, materials and technology expertise and offers a broad portfolio of high-quality products. SCHOTT is an innovative enabler for many industries, including the home appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics, automotive and aviation industries. SCHOTT strives to play an important part of everyone’s life and is committed to innovation and sustainable success. The group maintains a global presence with production sites and sales offices in 35 countries. With its workforce of approximately 15,400 employees, sales of 1.87 billion euros were generated in fiscal year 2013/2014. The parent company, SCHOTT AG, has its headquarters in Mainz (Germany) and is solely owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. As a foundation company, SCHOTT assumes special responsibility for its employees, society and the environment.
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