Aircraft Interiors Expo Cautiously Optimistic for 2010

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Visitor figures for Aircraft Interiors Expo have remained steady this year in spite of the uncertain economic outlook for the aviation industry. Nearly 8,000 visitors attended to see the usual raft of new product development across all areas of the interiors sector, displayed by more than 500 exhibitors. Innovations in terms of seating development and inflight connectivity were particularly strong this year. The total attendance figure will be available after the event has been ABC audited in the next couple of weeks.

The last day of the show is traditionally a race for exhibitors to rebook their preferred stand position for the ensuing show; this year was no exception with exhibitors queuing to reserve their preferred space for Aircraft Interiors Expo 2010.

Aircraft Interiors Expo’s Event Director, Katie Murphy said: “In spite of our pre-registration visitor figures remaining strong we weren’t really sure what to expect when the doors to the show opened this year. It’s a testament to the whole Aircraft Interiors Expo team and our exhibitors that we have been able to maintain the same levels of interest in the show that we achieved last year even though there is currently much hesitancy in the aviation sector.

“On top of all the essential supply chain networking that happens at this show, a significant amount of business has been done again this year and we’ve received good feedback on our move to the B halls. Being able to host the World Airline Awards this year has only added to our profile among the top eschelons of the airlines.”

Next year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo takes place from 18 to 20 May 2010 at the Hamburg Messe. www.aircraftinteriorsexpo.com

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