Organizers of the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) have confirmed that next year’s show in Hamburg, Germany, will include for the first time an area dedicated to business jet cabins. Intended to offer a full spectrum of products required to create modern, stylish, and functional business aircraft interiors, the new zone will feature the latest in seating, furnishings, in-flight entertainment and communication (IFEC) systems, galley equipment, and other products.
Existing AIX exhibitors such as Lufthansa Technik and JCB/AMAC already have exposure in the sector, according to the organizers who say that the 2021 edition, slated to take place from April 13 to 15, will give manufacturers an opportunity to reach both the private and commercial aviation markets. In addition to the networking opportunities the show affords, exhibitors and attendees can interact with industry experts in onstage discussions and secure meetings ahead of time using the AIX Connect online platform.
“[AIX] is recognized as the premier marketplace for the full aircraft interior supply chain to come together and do business,” said Polly Magraw, director of the event, which typically attracts 16,000 attendees. “We hope this launch will help our existing and new exhibitors to diversify their offering and source new business opportunities to grow and expand, while offering new commercial offshoots to overcome the challenges of Covid-19.”