Saint-Gobain in flight

For more than 50 years, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has supplied radomes to the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers.
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Radomes, high-tech equipment for the aeronautics industry
Radomes, used to protect the antennas on aircraft, are manufactured using unique composite materials combining excellent structural resistance with high-performance microwave transmission. They are used on commercial and military aircraft to shield, among others, weather radars, satellite antennas, radar warning sensors and other electronic surveillance systems.

Did you know ?

Thanks to Saint-Gobain radomes, surfing the Internet and watching live TV aboard airplanes is now possible.

Quartzel®, the fiber of innovation 

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the first to have used quartz fiber in the civil aviation industry. Produced from the fusion of extremely pure natural quartz, the fused silica fibers provide the best transparency for the aircraft’s electromagnetic waves. This fiber has another advantage: its excellent resistance, guaranteeing durability and low maintenance cost.