SOURCE: Research Frontiers Inc.

Research Frontiers Inc.

February 17, 2016 11:32 ET

Vision Systems and AAR Partner to Bring SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Window Solutions to the Aerospace Industry

Vision Systems and AAR to Combine Skills to Deliver EDW Solutions for Retrofit Programs in Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America

WOODBURY, NY--(Marketwired - February 17, 2016) - Today at a signing ceremony at the Singapore Airshow Research Frontiers' licensee Vision Systems and global aftermarket solutions company AAR announced that they are partnering to improve the passenger experience using Vision Systems' SPD-Smart Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDW) products. AAR is a leading provider of aerospace aftermarket services and solutions for airlines, OEMs and governments. AAR employs more than 4,500 people, and has customers in 110 countries.

In its press release today, Vision Systems noted; "The demand for retrofit projects is growing rapidly, there are currently several new projects under way, especially for airlines and completion centers." To learn more we invite you to read today's Vision Systems Press Release.

In an AAR press release yesterday, Michael Leung, Managing Director, AAR Engineering Services-Asia, noted: "Vision Systems' Electronically Dimmable Windows use technology to create common-sense creature comforts that enhance passenger experience and, at the same time, enable airlines to reinforce their brand and improve customer satisfaction, leading to customer loyalty and retention. AAR is pleased to partner with an innovator such as Vision Systems who, like AAR through our interior modifications, upgrades and installation of world-class cabin solutions, is raising the bar on the passenger experience." To learn more please read yesterday's AAR Press Release.

Vision Systems' SPD-Smart EDWs provide unprecedented passenger benefits for aircraft of all types. By enabling users to precisely control the amount of daylight and glare coming through windows, passengers can tune the tint to a comfortable level while continuing to enjoy views, rather than blocking their view with a shade. The system delivers many other practical benefits including a cooler cabin due to remarkable thermal insulation properties, and a quieter cabin due to acoustic insulation properties.

Under the Vision Systems and AAR partnership, the installation, wiring and certification of Vision Systems' EDWs will be managed by AAR, as well as maintenance and customer support.

The comfort and benefits a Vision Systems' SPD-Smart EDW cabin system delivers extends to all airline passengers -- it is not just for those with window seats. Cabin-wide control of the amount of light and glare entering the cabin improves the flying experience for everyone, even those seated in the middle section of a two-aisle widebody aircraft. Passenger experience benefits include greater daylighting, enhanced views, and a more open feeling resulting in greater perceived space. The management and "harvesting" of healthy daylighting instantly transforms the cabin, and synergistically complements other commercial airline cabin systems, such as interior mood lighting systems and in-flight entertainment systems. Coupled with providing for a cooler cabin when on the ramp, and a quieter cabin in flight, Vision Systems' SPD-Smart EDW cabin system delivers an unequalled passenger experience.

About Vision Systems

Headquartered near Lyon, France for more than 80 years, with a production unit in Florida, USA, Vision Systems specializes in three activities: Aeronautics, Automotive and Marine.

Vision Systems Aeronautics designs and produces innovative solutions for business jets, helicopters, regional and continental aircrafts: solar protection, IFEC, CMS, video surveillance, composite structures and thermoformed parts. Vision Systems combines complementary skills in electronics, mechanics and composite to provide ever more innovative solutions for costs reduction, heightened safety and improved comfort.

About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR's Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR's Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

About Research Frontiers Inc.

Research Frontiers (NASDAQ: REFR) is the developer of SPD-Smart light-control technology which allows users to instantly, precisely and uniformly control the shading of glass or plastic, either manually or automatically. Research Frontiers has built an infrastructure of over 40 licensed companies that collectively are capable of serving the growing global demand for smart glass products in automobiles, homes, buildings, museums, aircraft and boats. For more information, please visit our website at www.SmartGlass.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Note: From time to time Research Frontiers may issue forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. This press release contains forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ and are not guaranteed. Any forward-looking statements should be considered accordingly. "SPD-Smart" is a trademark of Research Frontiers Inc.

Contact Information

  • For further information about SPD-Smart light-control technology, please contact:
    Michael R. LaPointe
    Vice President - Aerospace Products
    Research Frontiers Inc.
    +1-516-364-1902
    Info@SmartGlass.com