December 2018 Issue

Jet Shades: Efficient, See-Through

We think the Jet Shades tinted window panels are good for reducing cabin heat and sun glare and for maximizing air conditioning efficiency.

Since these are light-limiting tinted shades, you don't want to be flying with the cockpit shades in at night. But in the rear cabin, we don't see any real reason to remove the shades. In our estimation, they can replace foil sunshades that might be removed and reinstalled every time you fly and park. For some aircraft, that's a time-consuming chore. And like traditional foil shields, the Jet Shades can protect the interior from cracking and discoloration while parked in the sun. Duggan said the Sun Shades are the only aircraft-purposed shades for cockpit use in flight.

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