Ready, Set, Go… AIX!


Mark April 5 – 7, 2011 on your calendar and plan to be in Hamburg for Europe’s big Aircraft Interiors bash two weeks from today! You can get the full story here ( We asked for a couple IFE news teasers from the AIX folks to give you a very small peek into what awaits in Hamburg:

Intelligent Avionics
New IFE supplier Intelligent Avionics is making its Aircraft Interiors Expo debut and will be launching its production ready, seat-integrated AURA system, in an economy class configuration. The company says AURA is an integrated, multi-touch, gesture controlled entertainment and communication system, suitable for all cabin classes, and it is more than 2000 pounds lighter than other comparable audio-video on demand (AVOD) systems.

 IFE Services
Demonstrating the PlayStation Portable (PSP) as a handheld entertainment system at the exhibition, IFE Services is working in conjunction with Sony Computer Entertainment America. The company says there are currently seven airlines offering the PSP device to passengers either for renting during the flight or on a complimentary basis as part of the business class experience. 

Vision Systems
The VisiTouch system will be demonstrating their revolutionary seat display at AIX. Integrated into a setbacks, the company says their AVOD system is easy to install and maintain thanks to the design of the mounting plate, which installs onto the seat. Customization options include different colors for the screen frames so airlines can color coordinate with their livery. Further, passengers can adjust the tilt of the screen for optimum viewing Each screen has an embedded memory module that links to a central VisiBox. The designed to avoid data network bottlenecks during flights.”

About the location: Hamburg is one of the world’s most important locations for the civil aviation industry. Three key players, Airbus Deutschland, Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg Airport, along with more than 300 small and medium-sized enterprises, employing over 39,000 people between them, as well as, a variety of scientific and technological institutions… all contribute their know-how and expertise. The Hamburg Metropolitan Region is widely considered to be an international center of expertise in aircraft cabins and cabin systems. The city is also home to the annual Crystal Cabin Award, the prize for innovation in the field of aircraft cabins. Aircraft Interiors Expo, which is organized in co-operation with the Hamburg Messe & Congress (HMC), is being held for the tenth consecutive year at Hamburg’s premier events venue.

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