The countdown is now on for this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo, which will take place at the Hamburg Messe fair grounds from 14-16 April 2015. Organised by Reed Exhibitions in co-operation with Hamburg Messe and the Hamburg Aviation cluster, Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015 will be bigger and more diverse than ever before. With floor space expanded from 31,000 square metres to 44,000 square metres, AIX 2015 will occupy the entire B area of Hamburg Messe.
Innovations Push The Dynamic Market
Factors such as the increase in demand for cabin customisation to enhance passenger comfort, together with increasing passenger growth rates, are boosting the cabin interior market worldwide. The cabin seats market is predicted to be best overall performer in the sector.
In keeping with its prime objective of researching innovation, United Aerospace Ltd will present its new composite economy class seat under a new company name – Rebel.aero. Also exhibiting will be Positronic, a global manufacturer of high reliability electronic connectors and build-to-print cable assemblies for use in various applications related to military, space, commercial aerospace, medical, industrial, test, and rail among others. Their Scorpion connector can be configured for use as a power connector, a signal level connector or a hybrid of the two.
Kendrion Kuhnke Automation will present at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015 its complete technology portfolio in fields such as fluid control, solenoid technology and control technology for applications inside the cabin. For system manufacturers in application areas such as galleys, lavatories, overhead storage, seating or life support, the company develops solutions from custom-designed components right through to complete functional modules.
Largest-Ever IFE Zone
With In-flight Entertainment (IFE) at the forefront of the aviation commercial industry, the IFE Zone at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015 has increased in size by some 25 per cent . It thus echoes rising passenger demand for the same quality and variety of entertainment in the air as is currently available on the ground. Confirmation of this growing demand was illustrated by a recent survey conducted by Honeywell that reported that the availability of in-flight Wi-Fi directly influenced flight selection for 66 per cent of passengers. Senior Event Director, Katie Murphy, said: “The entire supply chain will be represented from around the world in this year’s IFE Zone, with 13 new companies joining the already 134 in the zone, which will showcase the latest and most innovative IFE technologies on the market today to meet burgeoning passenger needs.” Among the exhibitors will be Gogo, which will be showcasing its latest connectivity technology – 2Ku that has recently received regulatory approval from the Federal Communications Commission to operate this next-generation technology.
Lead Fair Complemented By Passenger Experience Conference
Now in its fourth year, the Passenger Experience Conference will return to Hamburg on 13 April 2015, hosted by the Aircraft Interiors and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expos. The one-day conference will again address the vital strategic issues touching cabin innovation, which will include a debate on the future of seating. Contributors will include Ben Orson, Managing Director at JPA Design, who will discuss key themes such as how can industry work together to rethink the seat in order to deliver different experiences for passengers.
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