October 08th, 2019
1,000 radomes – and counting!
Employees at the Saint-Gobain manufacturing facility in Ravenna, Ohio marked an impressive milestone in July 2019 as they celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Sheergard radome for the famed Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Saint-Gobain began development of the 787 radome in 2005 in partnership with Spirit AeroSystems of Wichita, Kansas. The companies worked jointly to design a high performance quartz radome to optimize the weather radar and help pilots avoid adverse conditions. Since delivery of the first 787 jet in 2011, the companies have continued their collaboration to satisfy demand for this top-selling aircraft.
The 787 radome is constructed with Saint-Gobain proprietary quartz material, which offers the highest RF transparency and unmatched durability. The design also features Sheergard radome materials that protect it from lightning and environmental damage that can occur during flight.
“We are very proud to play a role in the success of the 787,” commented Scott Huth, General Manager, Saint-Gobain Aerospace. “This aircraft set a new standard in the industry for innovative design, and we are pleased to celebrate this milestone with our partners.”
For more than 65 years Saint-Gobain has designed and manufactured radomes to support safe missions and reliable, high quality connectivity. With state-of the art engineering and advanced manufacturing capabilities, our radomes deliver the highest RF transparency and structural durability. Saint-Gobain also specialize in radome repairs at our FAA certified repair stations.