Just announced today at Las Vegas’ CES 2020:
Gentex Corporation will now offer dimmable windows for Airbus aircraft.
- Gentex Corporation is the same company that manufactures the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s windows.
- There will be new windows which will darken twice as fast and will be 100 times darker, blocking out “99.999% of visible light”
- The aircraft(s) that will receive the dimmable windows has not been confirmed, but more details will be revealed this spring.
(Boeing 787 dimmable windows by airlinereporter.com)
I’d expect these new windows to be found on the A350 and potentially the A321XLR.
Truthfully, I’m not a fan of dimmable windows as flight attendants can unfortunately lock them to the darkest setting on long flights.
What are your thoughts on this?