A 50:50 joint venture has been created between Lufthansa Technik and LIST components & furniture GmbH. The venture, named Inairvation, combines Lufthansa Technik’s experience in VIP aircraft cabin conversions and IFE hardware with LIST’s expertise as a manufacturer of high-end cabin interiors for private and business jets, luxury yachts, cruise liners and private residences.
In previous projects, often Lufthansa Technik would independently supply a cabin management system to the aircraft manufacturer, including IFE electronics, while LIST would independently supply cabin components such as galleys, armrests, fold-out tables etc. However, with this joint venture, when Inairvation is commissioned by a customer the two companies will together implement innovations that follow the theme of “Technology meets Cabin”, with the aim of blending entertainment electronics, furniture and lighting together in an advanced design.
Inairvation will be based in Edlitz-Thomasberg, Austria, and will be run by two managing directors, Dr Philip von Schroeter of Lufthansa Technik and Werner Kartner of LIST components & furniture.