The globally increasing air passenger traffic is propelling the growth of the aerospace industry. The continually expanding aerospace industry is resulting in the increasing production of aircraft and the related components. With the robust growth of the aircraft production landscape, the demand for aircraft cabin interior solutions has witnessed a significant uptick. As modern aircraft fleet is designed to meet the consumers’ requirements for comfort and better travel experience, the aircraft cabin interior solutions have a major role to play.
Technological developments are further strengthening the aircraft cabin interior market. With high-end integrations and technological deployments, the aircraft cabin interiors are advancing with time.
Addressing Key Requirements to Maintain Consumer Retention
Airline companies focus on meeting the key requirements of consumers with an aim to maintain consumer loyalty and preserve their share in the market. Innovative products and key upgrades are being carried out to address transforming requirements.
- Customized Aircraft Cabin Interiors
Customization is one of the emerging requirements of consumers who enjoy a personalized experience. Aircraft cabin interior providers are considering the customization trend as an effective way to garner consumer attention.
Boeing, an American aircraft manufacturer is keen on offering customized aircraft cabin interior. The company is majorly investing in additive manufacturing capabilities as the application of 3D printed commercial aircraft components is likely to increase.
The company recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Assembrix—Israeli software company which would enable Boeing to convey additive manufacturing design information more safely. The company also works with various supply chain partners for producing 3D-printed components for its commercial airplane programs.
- Improved Accessibility for the Differently-abled Passengers
The industry is urging better accessibility for disabled passengers in modern aircraft. The need for offering comfort to the disabled air passengers remains a crucial requirement that needs to be addressed. Companies are taking efforts to improve the travel experience for these passengers.
For instance, Etihad Airways announced upgrades to its Bluebox Ai iPads to include Bluebox aIFE, which is the company’s accessible IFE platform designed for visually impaired passengers. The company recognized the need for a more accessible passenger experience across the industry for which enhancing the IFE accessibility was a crucial step.
New Airlines Focus on Aircraft Cabin Interior Reinventions; Supply Landscape Exhibits Expansion
Airline manufacturers are focused on improving the aircraft cabin interior for new airlines in an attempt to stay updated with the ongoing industry trends. Various developments are being made in terms of design and performance.
- STG Aerospace recently unveiled that they would supply photo-luminescent emergency floor path marking system across Boeing and Airbus fleets of the Alaska Airlines. This supply is aligned with the airline’s aim to streamline the Virgin America fleet cabins.
- Airbus and TCI Cabin Interior recently entered into an agreement that makes TCI Cabin Interior a Bar Unit supplier of Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. With this agreement, TCI is responsible for designing, manufacturing, and certifying A350 XWB Bar Units according to the requirements of Airbus and the upscale requests of Airlines.
- Another strategic development was the joint venture between Benniao Aviation and Magnetic MRO unit MAC Aero Interiors. This venture agreement was aimed at providing cabin total technical care support including the aircraft cabin design, manufacturing, renovation, and modifications, and maintenance to aircraft owners and operators in China.
- A partnership between JPA Design and Williams Advanced Engineering is focused on transforming future aircraft cabin interior by applying world-class design and technology. Airlines are majorly investing in new lightweight aircraft that are made of composite material, there is major potential for transformation in passenger comfort, cabin layout, carbon emission reduction, and fuel-saving. The partnership aims to cash on this potential with the help of proprietary technologies offered by both the companies, for increasing space and comfort, and also saving up on weight.
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