14 - 17 October, 2019
Hamburg, Germany

Conference Day 1

8:20 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am Opening remarks by the chairman

Christopher Wood, Founder at Flying Disabled

Christopher Wood

Founder
Flying Disabled

9:15 am - 9:45 am KEYNOTE | A ROADMAP FOR NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND STEADY GROW

• High quality market overview – current status of the market and future developments
• Trends and expectations
• A true vision – Where will be in 15-20 years
Alexandre Tahbaz, Aircraft Interior Program Manager at Air France - KLM

Alexandre Tahbaz

Aircraft Interior Program Manager
Air France - KLM

9:45 am - 10:15 am HEAD INJURY CRITERIA (HIC) VS. AIRLINES

• EASA mandate for HIC compliance
• What are the deadlines for airlines
• How can we modify cabin interiors to achieve HIC compliance
Andrii Kusyi, Technical Manager Cabin Operations at Wizz Air

Andrii Kusyi

Technical Manager Cabin Operations
Wizz Air

10:15 am - 10:45 am Match & Meet

Identify your group while at the same time getting to know many of your peers
in a short amount of time.

10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee break and networking

11:15 am - 11:45 am CABIN OPERATIONAL SAFETY WITHIN CABIN DESIGN

• The airlines strive for innovative cabin products and push their boundaries to enhance the
passenger experience
• The Certification bodies are struggling to keep up with innovation and are lagging behind,
requiring from the airlines to use safety management systems and risk assessment
• Often, for confidentiality reasons, the cabin experts in risk assessment are kept out of the loop
until the last minute, leaving the airlines struggling to get approval for equipment on the latest
stages of installation
• This presentation will highlight some of the errors made and encourage full collaboration at an
early stage
Jonathan Jasper, Manager, Cabin Safety at IATA

Jonathan Jasper

Manager, Cabin Safety
IATA

11:45 am - 12:15 pm CHANGE MANAGEMENT OF AIRCRAFT VARIANTS

• Configuration differences
• Emergency equipment locations
• Managing of SOP’s

Meltem Karan, Quality Assurance Supervisor (Cabin Operations) at Turkish Airlines

Meltem Karan

Quality Assurance Supervisor (Cabin Operations)
Turkish Airlines

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm THE DEVELOPMENT OF SEAT STANDARDS AND THEIR USE IN CERTIFICATION

• Seat committee standards and standards currently in work
• Use of Standards in certification
• Best practices
Eckhard Roeske, Head of Seats at Airbus

Eckhard Roeske

Head of Seats
Airbus

Martin Wieczorek

Designated Airworthiness Engineer
Airbus

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm Network luncheon

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm DESIGNING IN TECHNOLOGY TO DIFFERENTIATE THE PASSENGER EXPERIENCE

• Lighter seats that are easier to maintain
• Ergonomic position of passenger interface peripherals
• Single consistent design language for an improved passenger aesthetic
David Thomas, VP Business Development and Product Strategy at IFPL

David Thomas

VP Business Development and Product Strategy
IFPL

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm HBC - Higher Business Class: exit strategy from First Class?

  • Decreasing trend for First Class doesn't mean less "First Class" travellers
  • Business vs. First resource consumption: footprint, weight, amenities...
  • HBC - Higher Business Class: the "balanced approach" for "First Class" travellers and more

Paolo Drago

CEO
Aviointeriors

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm INNOVATION EMBEDDING PERCEIVED QUALITY

• Use of Moments Concept Seat as a case study on innovation
• The use of preceived qualitiy as a great leverage on how to enhance passenger experience
Laurent Stritter, VP Aerospace at Style and Design

Laurent Stritter

VP Aerospace
Style and Design

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Refreshment break

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm FLYING FOR ALL

• Will disability and an aging population be the trigger to reconfigure the cabin?
• Is aviation willing to facilitate the most vulnerable in society to fly
• £8 trillion global disposable income ignored by airlines. Why?
• How does aviation describe air travel to their ageing parents?
Christopher Wood, Founder at Flying Disabled

Christopher Wood

Founder
Flying Disabled

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm INSIGHT TO INCREDIBLE

• Change is at the heart of staying close to your customers whilst also attracting new ones
• It’s the fuel of business and the opportunity to streamline the delivery of services. Change is
certain but how to change is often uncertain
• With good insight, change can be effective, delightful and competitive
Matt Round, Chief Creative Officer at Tangerine

Matt Round

Chief Creative Officer
Tangerine

• Requirements: legal, moral, economical, ...
• New developments allowing wheelchairs on board
• Court actions in the US driving change, impacting other parts of the world
• Impact on LOPAs, Safety / Egress, airline operations
Thomas Conrady, Executive Vice President at Molon Labe Seating

Thomas Conrady

Executive Vice President
Molon Labe Seating

Jonathan Jasper, Manager, Cabin Safety at IATA

Jonathan Jasper

Manager, Cabin Safety
IATA

Christopher Wood, Founder at Flying Disabled

Christopher Wood

Founder
Flying Disabled

Andrii Kusyi, Technical Manager Cabin Operations at Wizz Air

Andrii Kusyi

Technical Manager Cabin Operations
Wizz Air

Hans-Gerhard Giesa, Senior Expert Human Factors - Cabin & Cargo at Airbus

Hans-Gerhard Giesa

Senior Expert Human Factors - Cabin & Cargo
Airbus

5:45 pm - 6:15 pm Closing remarks by Chris Wood

5:55 pm - 6:25 pm EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION FOR DELEGATES AND SPEAKERS FROM AIRLINES

• Airlines and their customers – a conundrum we struggle to understand
• Space - comfort - light weight, do not mean higher cost
• Importance of short lead times - lead-times that reflect our fast changing industry
• Using design and engineering to cut down on lead-time and maintenance

Ross Dickey

Director
Pitch Aircraft Seating

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Evening get-together