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General Aviation

Piaggio P.180

PPG Aerospace - Transparencies is a leading and experienced manufacturer of original-equipment and replacement windshields for Piaggio P.180 airplanes.

PPG worked with Piaggio to design the all-glass windshields for the P.180 and has produced them since the program was launched. The same-design windshields PPG supplies Piaggio are available to operators for direct purchase, simplifying ordering and optimizing delivery timing.

The PPG windshields are among the largest for general aviation aircraft. The all glass design is based on Herculite® II chemically strengthened glass developed by PPG.  Herculite® II is used in transparency systems where designs require high strength to weight ratio, high performance, and long service life.  Additionally, it offers greater damage tolerance and scratch resistance as a result of its high surface hardness.  The unique properties of Herculite® II chemically strengthened glass allow lightweight cockpit windows to be designed for structural, load bearing applications.  For these applications, aircraft loads are transferred through the cockpit window, thus allowing for reduced weight in the fuselage structure.

Since its introduction, Herculite® II chemically strengthened glass has been field proven in all cockpit window applications for both structural and nonstructural applications.  Herculite® II is used on other regional, commercial, and regional aircraft.
To reduce the potential for moisture ingress, the windshield has a fiber glass Z-strap underneath the polysulfide hump seal. PPG 112 urethane provides a moisture-resistant bond for the outboard and core glass plies.

Operators know they can count on PPG Aerospace for transparencies that provide significant value because of their reduced life-cycle as a result of their exceptional service life.