Aircraft display expert Rosen Aviation is collaborating with JOLED, which makes 4K OLEDs using printing technology, to develop and integrate medium-sized OLED displays into aircraft interiors.
The companies say OLEDs offer next-generation benefits such as super-thin panels, reduced weight, wide viewing angles, enhanced colours, high resolution and nearly infinite contrast ratios.
“We are so excited about the partnership and collaboration with Rosen to develop and integrate OLED displays into the aircraft cabin,” said Naoto Hikichi, executive officer and head of the I business division at JOLED. “As we manufacture medium-sized high-resolution OLED displays, we think the cabin display is a very interesting and adapted application for us. Rosen and JOLED will investigate and develop a completely awesome and first-in-class display, which will fit to every kind of new wellbeing scenario the passengers will live, feel, see and enjoy in future aircraft.”
“New display and sensor technologies are set to radically change the passenger experience and as a consequence, aircraft interiors,” said Lee Clark, senior vice president of strategy at Rosen Aviation. “Versatility and personalisation of displays will be key for facilitating different onboard activities. By combining our expertise, JOLED and Rosen will develop innovative displays adapted to different use cases that enhance the passenger experience. Leveraging our vast experience, we can ensure safety, quality and the seamless integration of displays into the aircraft cabin.”
At NBAA-BACE 2019, Rosen and JOLED revealed a first illustration of their capabilities by premiering a 22in 4K OLED display. At Aircraft Interiors Expo 2021, scheduled for April 2021 in Germany, Rosen will launch new OLED displays in a variety of sizes.