Aircraft Interiors Expo: a Preview of Tomorrow's Passenger Experience

By Aircraft Interiors Expo, PRNE
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HAMBURG, Germany, March 30, 2011 - An insight into the future of flying - from the 'wow' factor to the
practical and energy saving - will be on show next week during the world's
largest dedicated cabin interiors exhibition. Aircraft Interiors Expo takes
place from 5 to 7 April at the Hamburg Messe in Germany and visitors are
already anticipating seeing some ground-breaking new concepts in everything
from seat design to inflight entertainment.

A futuristic seat concept, called Not For Wimps (NFW), has been created
to give passengers an intense and stimulating in-flight gaming experience.
Seat manufacturer Contour Aerospace teamed up with Factorydesign to produce
this prototype, which is both technologically advanced but also reflects
social changes in the way passengers want to spend their time during a
flight. The design is currently at the concept stage but has been produced to
prompt debate within the industry, according to Contour Aerospace.

Other concepts on show will include the Super Diamond luxury seating
concept from B/E Aerospace and, for the economy cabin, the company's Pinnacle
seat with an integrated iPad on the back.

Designs to refurbish existing aircraft fleets will also be in evidence.
Heath Tecna will be unveiling an interior upgrade system to retrofit existing
Boeing B737s and B757s. This new look, on show for the first time anywhere,
features contemporary styling, increased baggage capacity, improved bin
loading, ease of access to seats and LED lighting.

Other innovative new products being demonstrated include a drinks trolley
that could revolutionise the way beverages are served on board aeroplanes.
The Sky-Tender has been developed by SkyMax and Air-Eltec Luftfahrtelektrik
and can produce up to 30 different drinks including tea, coffee, soft drinks,
wine and beer - at the touch of a button. The system has excellent green
credentials because it will significantly reduce the amount of bottles and
cans that are traditionally needed for each drinks service. Less waste means
a saving on weight and also frees up storage space on board. It also means a
speedier service - drinks are delivered quickly by the automated system - and
airline staff no longer need to rummage around in trays looking for a
passenger's preference.

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