Registration is now open for Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX), to be held in Hamburg, Germany, on 14-16 June 2022. It will be the first physical iteration of the event in three years.
Resuming its role in helping the world’s airlines source the latest cabin innovations, technologies, IFE and connectivity solutions, AIX will welcome more than 400 aviation suppliers this June. Filling 11 halls of the Hamburg Messe, the event returns at a comparable size to the last physical event, held in 2019.
Among those confirmed to exhibit are Boeing, Airbus, Safran, Stelia Aerospace, Diehl Aviation, Jamco, Collins Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik, STG Aerospace, Sabeti Wain Aerospace, Tapis and Recaro.
In addition, the In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) Zone returns to offer attendees a chance to gain insights into the latest technology solutions covering everything from servers to OTT systems, and 5G to VR from the likes of Astronics, Thales and Panasonic Avionics.
Building connections in person
Helping attendees to build a schedule of meetings ahead of the show, the organisers are introducing its show planning tool, AIX Connect, to Hamburg for the first time. With more than 400 exhibitors showcasing over 1,000 products, the programme will facilitate targeted business connections based on specific product requirements. It is designed to help key airline buyers meet exhibitors during the show to build connections and discuss new projects.
Also returning to AIX, the free-to-attend CabinSpace Live Seminar Theatre will welcome cabin interior leaders to inspire and debate current market trends and challenges. The carefully curated programme will include an industry market outlook from Cirium, business aviation panels and insights from start-ups. Attendees can also join the team from Airbus Scale. A full programme of topics and speakers will be announced in the coming months.
The CabinSpace Live Seminar Theatre will also play host to the winners of the Crystal Cabin Awards. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the awards recognise and honour innovations for the aircraft cabin, spanning eight categories. These are Cabin Concepts, Cabin Systems, Health & Safety, IFEC & Digital Services, Material & Components, Passenger Comfort, University, and a new Sustainable Cabin category.
Attendees can also immerse themselves in new ideas and concepts at the Passenger Experience Conference, which returns on 13 June 2022. Welcoming global aviation leaders, attendees can learn more about how the industry will be building back differently through a wide range of topics – from the growing importance of intermodal travel to rapid digitalisation and sustainability.
AIX is also co-located with World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE), which will celebrate its 10th anniversary at this year’s event. Drawing a wider audience to the show, the co-location with WTCE and the Passenger Experience Conference offers attendees a comprehensive platform to identify products and services from all corners of the industry.
“After three years since the last in-person event, we’re excited to bring the entire industry together once again in June,” said Polly Magraw, event director. “AIX continues to offer attendees the widest range of innovative products, ideas and solutions in one definitive marketplace. We’re counting down the days until we can once again facilitate the much-needed networking and sourcing opportunities needed to accelerate the recovery of the cabin interior and passenger experience industry.”