In the lead-up to the Aircraft Seating Conference in Hamburg, let’s take a look at the hottest developments and stories about seats and cabin that are thriving through the industry. Airfrance, Airbus, Boeing, Fraunhofer Institute and Expliseat, presenters at the event, are making headlines in the region with new products and corporate moves that will shake the aviation industry.
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Get a sneak peek on the AirGo’s - soon to be launched - business class seat that offers 8 more Pax as compared to United Polaris. More to be covered in the interview: long-haul narrowbody flights, new cabin configuration trends and how can seat providers adapt to airlines’ needs. Download here for free!
The airlines are in a race to deliver passengers comfort and brand loyalty at lower costs. The question is, how? Learn more in our latest article that you download for free here:
How to virtually pre-certify aircraft seats with composites in the structure
How airlines are going all-in to impress business travelers
The Latest Innovations in Aircraft Passenger Experience
As aircraft seat counts reach new highs and passengers express dissatisfaction with overcrowding, cost-reduction has become a significant focus for the airline industry. Aircraft seats play an important role in this: not only can they have a drastic effect on weight, they also add operational costs by requiring regular maintenance to ensure a comfortable ride for passengers. This article covers the latest maintenance strategies employed for this sector.
Will there ever be a game-changer in economy seating?
a presentation by
Associate Director, Acumen Design Associates Ltd., UK
In addition to reducing costs, the main priorities for seat designers, airframe manufacturers, and airlines are improving comfort and lightweight materials.
The Aircraft Seating sector is currently a hotbed of innovation, so we've compiled a list of the most exciting developments in seat design and cabin configurations. Download the article and find out who the key players in the sector are, and what kind of cabin experience we can expect to see within a few years.
With these innovations making their way to mass production, we can expect a similar investment boom in seat materials and components - there are exciting opportunities coming up for textile, composite, plastics, foam, and electronic component manufacturers in the very near future.
by Joseph Eddy, Sr. Project Manager - Delta Airlines
a presentation by Jacques Debouchaud, Cabin Interior Research & Innovation Manager, STELIA AEROSPACE
Extend your knowledge and gain a deeper insight into aircraft seating by reading this exclusive article.
a presentation by Stephan Koenen, Product Manager - Cabin Interiors
IQPC talked exclusively to Peter Vink, Professor at TU Delft, about the experiences we have on lightweight seat comfort in the automotive and aircraft industry. Download the complete interview here.
Download Dr. Michael Schultz’s free presentation on “Future of Aircraft Boarding” with topics including: boarding strategy, operational systems strategy, connected aircraft cabin, and innovations in seating here.
John Tighe from JPA Design about the aircraft and automotive industries common challenges, what have the aircraft seat manufacturers to learn from the advancements already made in the automotive environment and how the knowledge can be implemented for driving innovation. Read all questions and answers in the full interview that you download here for free:
IQPC talked exclusively to Sajumon Maledathu Pankajakshan, from Aircraft Maintenance Management at Jet Airways,
about how new opportunities within India's growing and changing
airline landscape will impact the airline industry at large. Download the exclusive interview here to find what he had to say and how Jet Airways and others are preparing for the shift behind it all.