Aircraft Mirrors

Air-Craftglass closely studied the optical quality of aircraft mirrors in aviation over the years, and quickly discovered that there was considerable room for improvement. Due to the lack of high-quality materials – which also have to meet strict aviation requirements – improvements to the product were impossible until recently.

Air-Craftglass, which only works with real glass, has managed to apply traditional, tried and tested aircraft mirror technology to ultra-thin and ultra-light glass. As a result, we were able to make a huge leap in quality, thus definitively banishing blurry aviation mirrors to the past.

In addition to consummate mirror manufacturing, Air-Craftglass has developed a new technique to strengthen this extremely lightweight and thin glass and improve and enhance the optical quality of aviation glass aircraft mirrors.

With our patented technology, which includes a self-adhesive backing for the thinnest models, the material – once applied to the subsurface (often a honeycomb type) – ensures that the mirror and subsurface are solidly fused. The result is a super smooth and strong airplane mirror with unparalleled optical quality. This also simplifies the assembly of the aero mirror, often a complex process.

Aircraft mirrors
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Applications

Air-Craftglass is constantly aware of the need to facilitate the integration of technology in all its products. Options in high demand for aircraft mirrors include lighting, integrated finger touch technology, integrated logos, and TV screens. Air-Craftglass is able to optimally integrate all these advances in its products.

There are many applications for Air-Craftglass, from aviation glass mirrors in toilet units, in the pantry or for make-up tables in a first-class setup to usage in the cabin, for example as class separators. In addition to optical quality, aero mirrors can also contribute to safety in the cabin. They can be used for control purposes by being fitted so as to allow contact or lines of vision with passengers in places where this is normally impossible (e.g., crew areas and pantries).

Moreover, aviation glass mirrors can make small spaces look bigger. Designers and architects can now use the new material to realize their creative concepts in ways which would have seemed unattainable before.

Specifications

Developed especially for mirrored glass only, the technique enables us to push the envelope and deliver ultra-thin laminated glass with a total thickness of just 0.6 mm/0.024”. In addition to this thickness, we use the same laminating technique to create mirrored glass that is 1.2 mm/0,048” thick.

As an extra benefit, these two formats will be delivered with a self-adhesive backing which makes them very easy to install in customised and ready-to-use mirrors.

We also have a third mirror version available in 2.2 mm/0.87”, which is laminated using the same method as our transparent glass version.

The Air-Craftglass mirrors are produced under the NEN 1036-1 industrial production norm and are manufactured with at least 0,7 gram/m2. of silver. This reflective coating shall be protected by a layer of water based protective coating e.g. paint, laquer. We can also embed logos, lights or even TV screens. All Air-Craftglass mirrors have a flawless reflective coating and a flat, scratch-resistant surface completely free of deformations. The laminating systems (patented) form a very strong and rigid support to all mirror options produced by Air-Craftglass. Finally, all products are cut in the exact sizes and shades requested by the client and will be delivered ready to use.