Top reasons not to miss Aircraft Interiors Expo Los Angeles 2019

Organiser Reed Exhibitions - AIX LA
Event Date 10.09.2019
Press Release Date 04.09.2019

In just one week, Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) will land in Los Angeles for the fall’s global meeting place for the passenger experience industry. Celebrating the best of aircraft cabin innovation and design, the event is set to welcome leading seating manufacturers, suppliers of flooring, galley equipment, fasteners, air conditioning systems and lighting/LED equipment – each showcasing their latest products and services to industry professionals.

Here are the top reasons why you shouldn’t miss this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) Los Angeles.

Expert speaker seminar programme
The return of the popular CabinSpace Live seminar programme will offer attendees valuable insight into the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing the industry. More than 20 expert speakers will take to the stage to create an interactive forum for discussions on the future of aircraft interiors, with topics including cabin accessibility, innovation for comfort, premium accommodation and air quality.

Attendees can hear the expert opinions of key industry figures, including the likes of Dr Helge Sachs, Senior Vice President Production Innovation, Diehl Innovation. He will explore the importance of a seamless user experience for passengers, crews and MROs with insights on how Diehl is developing solutions for a smart cabin that turns visions of new digital functions and services into reality.

James Blackwell, Sales Director, RECARO Aircraft Seating will take part in two panel discussions on the show’s opening day (Tuesday 10 September). The first will explore the outlook for aircraft interiors before taking a closer look at the latest seating trends and innovations that will differentiate the passenger experience and deliver a more competitive cabin for airlines.

Addressing the importance of an accessible cabin, Gina Emrich, Senior Manager of Customer Accessibility, American Airlines will join a cross-section of experts including Tom Lipscomb, Head of Project Management, PriestmanGoode; Michele Erwin, President, All Wheels Up; and Hank Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Molon Labe. The session, moderated by Jennifer Coutts Clay, will offer attendees a holistic understanding of the opportunities and issues that need to be addressed to create a flying experience for all.

Further sessions will see Doug Christensen, ecoDemonstrator Technical Leader, The Boeing Company discuss the company’s efforts to take new product innovations out of the lab and onto its ecoDemonstrator test flight aircraft. While Nicole Noack, Head of Independent Aircraft Modifier Alliance, Lufthansa Technik and Patrick Gindre, Sales Director, EAD Aerospace will consider the hurdles facing designers as they strive to introduce new cabin modifications.

State-of-the-art products on show
Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) Los Angeles comes with the promise of the best cabin technology awaiting the eager eyes of industry experts, suppliers and buyers.

Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, more than 50 of the industry’s leading companies will be present with Diab, Improvage Precision and Jamco Corporation, showcasing the latest, most innovative materials for cockpit doors, while those looking for new lavatory and waste equipment will be able to engage with Certified Thermoplastics Co Inc, SIMONA Boltaron and REGENT AEROSPACE.

Setting the standard for high-density aircraft seating for both wide and narrow-body cabins, Aviointeriors S.p.A will unveil its new concept business class seat that mirrors ‘Ying Yang’ configuration – the ADAGIO range. Currently, narrow-body fuselage aircraft are being trialled as the new way to travel long-haul, but with a better economic and environmental footprint. For example, Airbus recently unveiled the A321XLR – responding to industry needs for improved range. The new model offers value for airlines by bringing 30% lower fuel burn per seat, with an unprecedented range of up to 4,700m – 15% more than the A321LR.

Also setting the bar high for innovation in the galley is Diehl Aviation with its Air Refrigeration Unit (ARU). Offering a smart design, with no wires or cables, enables a seamless application to the aircraft cabin. The market for aircraft galley equipment has grown significantly in recent years; with predictions suggesting the sector will reach $810 million by 2024.[1]

Unrivalled networking opportunities
New to AIX Los Angeles, leading OEMs, airlines and tier 1 suppliers will be taking part in the event’s newly launched meetings programme, AIX Connect. Designed to help representatives from key airlines connect with exhibitors during the show, it will enable the interiors community to build business connections and discuss new projects.

Against the backdrop of the city of Angels
Whether meeting some of the most recognisable industry professionals in aviation or reflecting on the latest ground-breaking cabin ideas, Los Angeles is set to provide a suitable backdrop for new and exciting business opportunities for all attendees this fall. And, amid plenty of exciting new developments to see inside the convention centre and networking events to keep attendees busy, visitors can also take advantage of one of the world’s most popular destinations in the world[2] – Los Angeles.

Three events in one location
Aircraft Interiors Expo will be co-located with APEX EXPO and IFSA EXPO, enabling attendees to experience the full spectrum of aircraft interiors products and passenger services in one location, bringing together more than 3,500 qualified industry professionals.

Aircraft Interiors Expo Los Angeles Event Director, Polly Magraw, commented: “We are excited to get underway at AIX LA as we bring together the interiors community to discover the latest innovations and learn from key industry figures. And, as one of the most visited locations in the world for air travellers, we can’t think of a better place to stage this year’s fall event.

“With an increased focus on networking and matchmaking exhibitors with airline buyers, we’re excited to help the industry make new business connections and discuss new projects as they pave the way for the future of aviation.”

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