Airline brand managers descending on Long Beach have access to a bonanza of different product offerings ranging from the latest innovations in interiors, new in-flight entertainment technology and a chance to view the latest wares from in-flight caterers.

Aircraft Interiors and the World Airline Entertainment Association (WAEA) are joining forces for a second time after co-locating their exhibitions in Long Beach in 2008. During the show WAEA is officially becoming the Airline Passenger Experience Association as part of a rebranding announced earlier this year to reflect its broadening scope in the evolving passenger experience industry. The organisation unveiled its new logo at the show.

Joining WAEA and the interiors exhibition is the in-flight food service association (IFSA) to round out the complete package of cabin amenities featured in the halls of the convention centre.

Interiors exhibition director Jonathan Heastie says 120-130 suppliers are gearing up to showcase their products at the Aircraft Interiors show, and while the overall size of the show is smaller, the number of people involved is similar to two years ago.

Having three shows running simultaneously allows attendees to maximise their time in examining new products while taking less time from the office, Heastie explains. "Hopefully they'll be doing business."

Source: Flight Daily News