IFE and cabin technology company, AERQ, has joined the Hamburg Aviation Network in Germany. AERQ is a Hamburg-based joint venture between LG Electronics and Lufthansa Technik that is aiming to digitalise the aircraft cabin experience by implementing a digital ecosystem. Technologies developed by AERQ include the OLED-based Transparent Class Divider concept, which was shortlisted for the Crystal Cabin Award 2020.
Hamburg is the third-largest aviation industry location in the world, and enjoys a leading global position in the field of cabin systems, enhanced by hosting the Aircraft Interiors Expo trade fair and the Crystal Cabin Award. The Hamburg aviation cluster is keen to add new members in order to maintain its position of global leadership in the cabin sector.
“AERQ contributes to Hamburg Aviation’s value chain by providing airlines with cabin solutions that allow them to tap into new business models, drive ancillary revenues and generate operational efficiencies,” said Arnd Kikker, managing director at AERQ. “Our hardware, software and data solutions drive the aircraft cabin’s digitalisation, which is another competence field of Hamburg Aviation.”
Ulf Weber, managing director of Hamburg Aviation, of which Lufthansa Technik is a founding member, added, “The alliance of the city, companies, science and associations creates added value for all players through trusting and efficient cooperation for an innovative aviation location and for the mobility and jobs of tomorrow. We are happy that AERQ with its innovation power has decided to be part of the Hamburg Aviation cluster. Both sides will profit from the collaboration.”
“Although it is a challenging time for our industry, we believe that it can mean opportunity, too. We feel that especially now, given the current circumstances, digital and passenger-centric products will flourish,” said Sang Soo Lee, managing director at AERQ.