The Covid-19 crisis has hit commercial aviation hard, but is showing signs of recovery taking place. Amid the crisis, however, the business aviation sector quickly adapted and returned to the skies as people looked for bespoke travel options as an alternative. With long-term growth noted for business aviation, and continued efforts by the sector to adopt new cabin technologies, Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) has announced the launch of a dedicated Business Jet Interiors Zone, which will debut when the exhibition returns to Hamburg from 13-15 April 2021.
Launching following extensive consultation with key suppliers and AIX attendees, the Business Jet Interiors Zone will offer the sector’s buyers a more tailored experience, with the full spectrum of bizjet interiors represented at the show. The zone will feature the latest seating, furnishings and IFEC solutions, as well as in-flight systems, avionics, galley equipment and other products and services for business aviation cabins.
New opportunities for suppliers
The current list of AIX exhibitors boasts key players in the sector, including Lufthansa Technik and JCB/AMAC. Manufacturers exhibiting at AIX 2021 will have an opportunity to reach both the business jet and commercial aircraft markets at the largest marketplace for cabin interior product, which usually attracts 16,000 attendees, including 1,300 aircraft interiors buyers.
Exhibitors and attendees can take advantage of dedicated business networking opportunities, as well as the chance to discuss topical issues and innovations with industry experts at the AIX CabinSpace Live theatre. Exhibitors also have the opportunity to secure meetings ahead of time using the AIX Connect platform – a buyer programme designed to help qualified buyers from OEMs, airlines and Tier 1 suppliers from around the world meet, build business relationships and engage in future projects.
Polly Magraw, event director for AIX said, “As we look forward to 2021, we’re delighted to announce the launch of the new dedicated Business Jet Interiors Zone at Aircraft Interiors Expo. The exhibition is recognised as the premier marketplace for the full aircraft interior supply chain to come together to network and do business.
“The launch of the Business Jet Interiors Zone marks the expansion of this proposition, enabling interior suppliers to reach both the business and commercial markets. 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.”