This year's Aircraft Interiors Expo features more than 500 companies exhibiting over 31,300sqm of exhibition space. The 10th edition of the Expo is the showcase for new products such as ultralight seats and trolleys, the latest entertainment systems, and innovative materials and technologies that are as environmentally friendly as they are economically efficient - and enhance passenger comfort.

Once again, the 1,100sqm Hanse Pavilion in Hall B6 is the largest stand, shared by 60 exhibitors from the Hanse-Aerospace association.

"Hamburg marches to the beat of the international aircraft cabin industry," says Walter Birkhan, interim president of the Aviation Cluster Hamburg Metropolitan Region Association.

"Airbus and Lufthansa Technik work together here in close cooperation with suppliers, universities and research facilities to develop modern cabin fittings and sophisticated technologies. Hamburg is therefore an ideal location for the Aircraft Interiors Expo," he adds.

Katie Murphy, Aircraft Interiors Expo exhibition director, says: "Because the event covers every aspect of the cabin interior there really is something for everyone, which is why we continue to be the number one aircraft interiors marketplace in the world."

The members of Hanse-Aerospace alone, Germany's largest supplier association for the aeronautical and aerospace industry, represent 14% of exhibitors this year; some of them have their own stands, but most are at the joint Hanse-Aerospace stand.

"The activities and expertise of 57% of Hanse-Aerospace's members are primarily focused on the area of aircraft cabins. In this respect, the Aircraft Interiors Expo is the most important trade fair for us," says Uwe Gröning, president of Hanse-Aerospace.

Source: Flight Daily News