Aircraft cabin

May 17, 2011 - 1:40am

Lufthansa Technik and Panasonic Avionics have formed a 50-50 joint venture in executive/VIP cabin electronics, and the new stand-alone company–IDair (Innovation Design for the Air)–is making its trade show debut at EBACE 2011 (Stand 167).

“It’s our big bang,” said IDair CEO Andrew Muirhead, IDair, of the EBACE introduction. “The independent company was founded in April and we are now open for business.”

May 14, 2011 - 10:47pm

Lufthansa Technik (Stand 443) can be counted on for something that expands the cabin envelope, so to speak. This time it’s a Recline Excite 700iSP ergometer (exercise bicycle) from Technogym, modified for in-flight use on aircraft.

May 14, 2011 - 10:47pm

At last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Lufthansa Technik (Stand 443) was one of the winners in the Crystal Cabin Awards. It would seem that something as simple as photoluminescent emergency floor-path lighting would offer little room for improvement. But the new technology contains more than just a few improvements.

May 1, 2011 - 5:30am

InspecTech Aero Service has launched its iShade iQ electrically dimmable window, and the new technology includes a breakthrough in noise damping, according to the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based company. “Cabin windows are a main path for noise transmission,” explained the company at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in April in Hamburg, Germany.

April 30, 2011 - 9:25am

Photo-luminescent emergency floor-path lighting seems so simple that it appears at first glance there’s little room for improvement, but Lufthansa Technik has done that and more. At the Crystal Cabin Awards judging in Hamburg, Germany, in April, the new technology was presented with little fanfare as non-electrical and maintenance-free. But it is much more than that.

April 30, 2011 - 9:10am

Italian cabin components specialist Iacobucci is perhaps better known for its galley products, but the company has recently expanded its line to include this executive seat. Created in partnership with BMW DesignworksUSA, the seat was on show at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011 for the first time.

April 29, 2011 - 10:30am

The Crystal Cabin Awards are given annually in six categories and a public ceremony in the main exhibitor hall traditionally kicks off the three-day Aircraft Interiors Expo. A total of 52 entrants representing 21 countries were pared down to 21 finalists. The winners were:

April 29, 2011 - 10:20am

There were gray clouds overhead during most of the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2011, held April 5 to 8 in Hamburg, Germany, but there were silver linings inside the exhibit halls as 7,900 visitors descended on the annual show, comfortably eclipsing last year’s total of 7,300.

December 8, 2010 - 1:00pm

Vision Systems, which is exhibiting at the MEBA show for the first time (Booth No. C714), is displaying its newest offerings in sun protection and in-flight entertainment systems. These include dimmable cabin windows and an all-in-one multimedia electronic unit.

December 6, 2010 - 2:28am

It should go without saying that private jet passengers generally enjoy more space, more comfortable seats and more advanced cabin systems than their airline counterparts. But the benefits of all these luxuries can be badly undermined by inadequate humidity levels in the cabin that can make the VIP traveler as weary as an economy-class pauper at the end of a long flight.