Ahead of Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) Los Angeles on September 10-12, exhibitors at the show are sharing details of the cabin interiors and passenger experience innovations they are planning to showcase.
Improving narrow-body cabin comfort
Following the launch of the long-range Airbus A321XLR, airlines are under greater pressure to improve passenger comfort in narrow-body aircraft due to the potentially longer flight times, while also maximising the space available onboard.
One exhibitor responding to these airline needs is aircraft seating company, Aviointeriors, which will be demonstrating its Adagio high-density business class seat for both wide-body and narrow-body aircraft, suitable for configurations ranging from eight abreast to five. The forward-facing design has 100% direct aisle access and a fully flat bed, and also includes a Relaxor massage system and a pneumatic lumbar support system, made in memory foam for added passenger comfort.
Aviointeriors will also showcase its artist-inspired ranges, including the Canova business class seat, the Caravaggio premium economy seat and the Michelangelo long-haul economy seat.
Driving passenger comfort
Also with a view to enhancing passenger comfort, Tapis Corporation will present durable, luxurious fabrics that meet requirements for commercial, corporate and VIP aircraft without sacrificing design needs, while Aerofoam Industries will be discussing how it is reducing its use of Volatile Organic Compounds. The company uses a dry adhesive for dress cover lamination, which virtually eliminates all VOCs. In addition, Aerofoam’s Comfort Foam range is designed to be inherently fire retardant, which means that no additional layers of fireblocking material are required, and no volatile spray adhesives.
Continuing the theme of innovative cabin materials, Schneller plans to reveal AerTrim sofTouch, a lightweight reinforced decorative laminate with a soft feel. The product is engineered to cover flat or slightly curved two-dimensional parts, making it suitable for premium cabins and seats. The product is available in a range of colours and textures.
Demonstrating growth in galley innovation
Exhibitors at AIX LA will display a wide range of product innovations covering the entire aircraft cabin interior, including a focus on galleys and lavatories such as a first-class lavatory housing from Euro Composites, while Diehl Aviation will showcase its Air Refrigeration Unit (ARU), InnoLite Toiler Assembly and a Space Optimised Lavatory.
AIX Los Angeles event director, Polly Magraw said, “With the industry’s leading seating manufacturers, suppliers of flooring, galley equipment, fasteners, air conditioning systems and lighting/LED equipment all exhibiting at the show, AIX LA is the ideal place for airline buyers, OEMs and tier one suppliers to further business conversations and see the latest products on show.”