UK company helps train US sky marshals

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 2004




(2004), "UK company helps train US sky marshals", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 76 No. 3.



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UK company helps train US sky marshals

UK company helps train US sky marshals

Keywords: UK, USA, Training, Safety, Aircraft

A UK company's product is playing its part in helping to train US sky marshals.

SafTGlo, the floorpath marking system developed by STG Aerospace of Swaffham, has been installed in the sky marshal aircraft cabin simulator in Florida, USA.

Peter Stokes, CEO of STG Aerospace, commented: “SafTGlo has been used in all sorts of aircraft and we're proud now to be helping in the fight against terrorism.”

STG Aerospace was established in 1995 to exploit its novel and alternative technologies that provide simple and cost-effective solutions for safety critical applications in commercial and military aircrafts. The company's PL systems “store” and simultaneously emit light giving highly visible emergency exit guidance for up to 16 h in darkness, after a short period of “charging” with normal cabin lighting.

SafTGlo is described as an easy to install low cost alternative to electrical floorpath marking systems. It claims 100 per cent reliable and is already installed in thousands of aircraft for hundreds of airlines around the world.

STG Aerospace is always striving to produce innovative solutions for cabin safety and aims to cut the amount of hardwired electrical safety systems on aeroplanes.

Details available from: STG Aerospace. Web site:

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