2016 Programme

Day 1
29 Nov 2016


The recent introduction of Premium Economy by many airlines is a sign of increasing segmentation in the cabin and is pushing the design of new seats. At the same time, there is a healthy refit market.

Design Q/Pitch Aircraft Seating

The aerospace industry is highly specialised and tightly controlled by safety regulations and certification requirements. Finding the right manufacturing partner for a new project can sometimes be a challenge.
Gary Doy


easyJet is converting more than 100 Airbus A320s with Space-Flex v2 galley and Max-Pax seating. This multi-year programme has to be managed across three MROs- Adria Tehnika, SR Technics, and Lufthansa Technik Malta.
Gary Smith

SR Technics

SR Technics recently completed a complete cabin modification programme for the Airbus A320 fleet of Swiss leisure carrier Edelweiss Air. This included galleys, lavatories and an IFE system, with some aircraft also requiring a heavy check.Technology in IFE and connectivity develops rapidly and challenges airlines to satisfy their customers with state-of-the-art systems and comfortable interiors,...
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Oladi Olukolu


The use of paints and coatings in the cabin is undergoing constant change, driven by the demands of designers and regulatory authorities. At the same time, technology developments can open up new opportunities to add greater creative effects.
Stefan Jacob


Inflight entertainment can enable airlines to create extraordinary customer experiences. But what does the customer want, how does a supplier assess customer needs and what assumptions can be made for innovative design approaches?
Paul Thorpe

Diehl Aerosystems

As airlines increasingly look at cabin upgrades to maintain their competitive position, these refits offer an opportunity to introduce new technology in areas such as galleys and lavatories.
Jakob Versemann

Lantal Textiles

Making the cabin comfortable for passengers can range from materials to hardware. Designers often push the boundaries and manufacturers must respond to these challenges.
Thomas Steiner

Design Q

Cabin design is a complex balancing act between designers, engineers, airlines and manufacturers. There is always a compromise between aesthetics, practicality, maintainability and durability but a successful project can make the passenger journey memorable.
Howard Guy

Lufthansa Systems

Wifi and connectivity are well established on long haul aircraft but they are now beginning to appear on narrowbody aircraft and Lufthansa Systems is busy with projects for Lufthansa Group airlines.
Jan-Peter Gaense


Join us after the conference for an evening of drinks and networking.

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