Love them or loathe them, it looks like electronically dimmable windows are here to stay in commercial aviation. The business behind the infamous dimmable windows on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners has just announced that Airbus will be offering electronically dimmable windows on its aircraft.
The new window option for Airbus customers was announced at CES 2020
The world’s leading supplier of electronically dimmable windows (EDWs) is the Michigan based Gentex. Together with research partner PPG Aerospace and Boeing, they are behind those extra-large EDWs you can adjust (or more annoyingly, flight attendants can adjust) on the Dreamliners.
Yesterday, at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Gentex announced Airbus would be offering the latest generation of EDWs on its planes. The news was reported in Yahoo Finance who note that further information will be provided in the 2020 spring.