FlightGlobal, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, is delighted to announce that our forecast sessions are returning to the Aircraft Interiors Expo on the 11th and 12th April in the CabinSpace LIVE seminar theatre, Hamburg. 

Hamburg Messe
CabinSpace LIVE

Day one:

11:30 – 12:30 - Consolidation and the interiors supply chain: What do the acquisitions of Zodiac and B/E Aerospace by Safran and Rockwell Collins respectively mean for airframe OEMs as well as smaller suppliers?

  • What are the drivers for consolidation in the interiors market?
  • Will this lead to an easing of supply chain pressures in the face of rising production rates?
  • Is there more consolidation to come?

14:30 – 15:30 - The future of IFE: Embedded, wireless, BYOD or immersive?

  • Which innovations are helping to ensure embedded IFE maintains its relevance?
  • What impact is the increasing prevalence of personal ‘phablets’ and tablets having on passenger behaviour?
  • Will inflight broadband upset the status quo by enabling content streaming to personal devices?

15:45 – 16:45 - Operational disruption and airline booking waivers: How to get the right information to passengers/travel arrangers at the right time to improve the customer experience.

  • Will low fuel prices persist, sustaining the market for cabin retrofits?
  • Are Airbus and Boeing on track to hit their ambitious production-rate targets?
  • What are the prospects for new market entrants such as the CSeries, C919 and MC-21, and new product studies such as the Boeing NMA?


Hamburg Messe
Cabinspace live

Day two:

10:00 – 11:00 - Predictive maintenance and the connected aircraft: how connectivity will be crucial in the ‘big data’ era.

  • What impact will the launch of OEM/MRO ‘Big Data’ platforms (Skywise, Analytics, Aviatar etc) have on in-flight connectivity requirements?
  • Does it make sense to transmit raw aircraft health data in real time, or can the diagnostics be performed onboard?
  • How will aircraft be connected to the Internet of Things, to ensure spare parts are in the right place at the right time?

11:30 – 12:30 - FlightGlobal Ascend Consultancy Market Outlook briefing: How are survivor curves for older aircraft changing, and how sustainable are Airbus and Boeing’s planned production rates?

  • How can IFE systems be adapted for use by passengers with visual impairments?
  • Are there successful case studies that have demonstrated the benefits?
  • Will accessibility requirements be mandated in future?

14:30 – 15:30 - Environmental impact of end of life cabin equipment. Current process and regulation.

  • Can cabin equipment be disposed of responsibly in a cost-effective way?
  • What are the options for owners of obsolete inventory?
  • How should end-of-life provisions be built into purchase contracts?