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.
We’re very excited to be here in Hamburg for the Aircraft Interiors Expo. Our revolutionary Qsuite Business Class product is a finalist for the Crystal Cabin Awards; join us @AIX_Expo for a closer look. #AIX18 #FirstInBusiness pic.twitter.com/K5mJXLwYkf
— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) April 9, 2018
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.
We’re delighted to be partnering with @AlaskaAir, playing a crucial part in their new cabin re-branding project https://t.co/x1vso8kRdR #PaxEx #AvGeek @aix_expo #AIX18 #AIX2018 pic.twitter.com/XCf81Ie7bI
— STG Aerospace (@STGAerospace) April 11, 2018
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.
— FlightGlobal (@FlightGlobal) April 10, 2018
At @aix_expo yesterday, we announced @Gogo FLEX Developer – the newest generation of tools designed to create customizable inflight experiences. Read more on our blog: https://t.co/cd41B4bJYr #aix18 pic.twitter.com/BvS0nCQfXW
— Gogo (@Gogo) April 12, 2018
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.
— Aircraft Interiors (@aix_expo) April 13, 2018