As demand for an improved passenger experience are rising, the industry is responding with innovative cabin solutions that address inflight entertainment and passenger comfort. Earlier this month, at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, industry executives came together to showcase the latest innovations, technologies, and products for cabin interiors, passenger connectivity, and comfort.

We’ve pulled together a few highlights from the show for our readers:

During the expo, airlines showcased new layouts for cabin interiors. From new configurations in business class from Qatar Airways to sleeping berths for passengers from Airbus, these innovations were a highlight from the show floor.

Cabin interiors were designed to bring a piece of home into the airplane, and exhibitors were recognized for their innovations at the Crystal Cabin Awards. Rockwell Collins won for Passenger Comfort Hardware.

STG Aerospace announced that it will be supplying the photo-luminescent emergency floor path marking system across Alaska Airlines’ Boeing and Airbus fleets, as the airline begins to streamline the cabins of its Virgin America fleet.

In addition to advances made in the cabin for comfort, exhibitors also focused on the latest technologies to improve passenger connectivity. Emirates announced one million onboard wi-fi connections in March 2018 alone.

The innovations on the exhibit floor showcased the future of commercial aviation and where it soon will be going. We are excited to see what next year’s expo holds.

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Shany Seawright

About Shany Seawright

A senior executive at Strategic Communications Group and Managing Editor of Connected Aviation Today, as well as other publications, Seawright oversees the editorial direction of the publication and managed the editorial staff.