FTG Announces Aerospace Toronto Qualification by US Dept. of Defense for Supply of Cockpit Panels


FTG Announces Aerospace Toronto Qualification by US Dept. of Defense for Supply of Cockpit Panels

Toronto, March 19, 2015 – FTG Aerospace – Toronto announced today that it has been qualified for the supply of a range of cockpit panels in accordance with MIL-DTL-7788.

The approval scope includes all types of illuminated panels manufactured with incandescent lamps, LEDs, and most types manufactured with electroluminescent lamps. In addition to the full range of illuminated colors, the approval includes night vision compatible panels for the above three light sources.

To achieve these qualifications, FTG was required to be AS9100 certified, to successfully pass an on-site audit, to build the full range of products meeting all of the technical requirements and to pass multiple environmental tests to demonstrate the product meets the quality requirements of end-users.

This qualification is another example of FTG’s commitment to having the widest range of capabilities in the industry and to demonstrating a commitment to quality through third party audits and certifications.
“FTG is growing its cockpit product business in both the defense and commercial aerospace markets by offering a full range of products used by our customers and by providing exceptional quality”, stated Brad Bourne, President and Chief Executive Officer of FTG. “This qualification is the result of extensive testing of our hardware and demonstrating it can withstand the very harsh environment seen in defense applications.”


MIL-DTL-7788 is a specification outlining the requirements for the manufacturing and testing of Integrally Illuminated Information Panels, for the Unites States Department of Defense. The certification process is managed through the Defense Logistics Agency – Aviation in Richmond, Virginia.

The qualified products database (QPD) can be found at https://assist.dla.mil.


FTG is an aerospace and defense electronics product and subsystem supplier to customers around the globe. FTG has two operating units:

FTG Circuits is a manufacturer of high technology, high reliability printed circuit boards. Our customers are leaders in the aviation, defense, and high technology industries. FTG Circuits has operations in Toronto, Ontario, Chatsworth, California and a joint venture in Tianjin, China.

FTG Aerospace manufactures illuminated cockpit panels, keyboards and sub-assemblies for original equipment manufacturers of aerospace and defense equipment. FTG Aerospace has operations in Toronto, Ontario, Chatsworth, California and Tianjin, China.

The Corporation’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FTG.


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For further information please contact:

Bradley C. Bourne, President and CEO
Tel: (416) 299-4000 x314
Firan Technology Group Corporation bradbourne@ftgcorp.com

Joseph R. Ricci, Vice President and CFO
Tel:(416) 299-4000 x309
Firan Technology Group Corporation joericci@ftgcorp.com

Additional information can be found at the Corporation’s website www.ftgcorp.com