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the exception of Aim Altitude’s second generation Autonomous
Lighting Dimmer and Lufthansa Technik’s GuideU Curved Custom
Fit emergency floor lighting strip where the lighting strip is integrat-
ed in the design of the floor covering.
Entries focusing on elements of cabin layout and design are
well-represented, including B/E Aerospace’s Family Zone design,
which involves a dedicated nursery or family zone located in the
front two rows of economy with noise-reducing curtains at each end;
easy-to-clean galley-style flooring; wipe-clean colouring surfaces;
and spill-resistant drink holders.
Diehl Aerospace’s Galley-Bar-Module (GBM), designed in con-
junction with Lufthansa Technik, is described as a versatile, flexible
and passenger-friendly use of the galley area. The extractable mod-
ule, which can be installed in a double trolley compartment, can
be used as a welcome desk, a bar counter or a self-service station.
Delft University of Technology has designed the Sky Grove en-
trance area as a “welcoming and authentic” entry, which is also
spacious and calm, while TC Inter-Informatics has designed a new
cabin divider, the C-spacer, for A320 and 737 family aircraft that is
interchangeable between left and right, easy to move, set up and
dismantle, allowing cabin configuration to be quickly changed.
Reduced mobility passengers have also been thought of, with
HAW Hamburg designing a lightweight Smart Onboard Wheelchair,
which is easily manoeuvred around the cabin and also allows hy-
gienic lavatory usage.
Cabin luggage bins get a redesign with Zodiac Aerospace’s ECOS
Luggage Management System. ECOS is “more than just a larger
bin” and designed to cater for “real world” luggage, allows the easy
location of bin space and a 50 percent reduction in bin closing force,
says Zodiac. The manufacturer also has its Smart Lock touch-key
access to duty free trolleys.
Meanwhile, food and beverage service in the future could well be
provided by an Autonomous Cabin Trolley, according to ALTRAN.
Passengers will choose their food and drink before boarding and
the autonomous trolley will deliver it to passengers, speeding up
the process and freeing up cabin crew. Airbus has designed the
ReTrolley, which can self-separate waste, compressing recyclable
material during collection and, in the process, save 30 percent in
waste volume and freeing up space.
Environmental benefits are the focus of numerous entries, includ-
ing Zodiac’s Revolution Toilet, which uses 33 percent less water
per flush than an industry standard toilet, as well as composite and
recyclable materials for a light and durable toilet. If it’s a pleasant
on-board smell you are after, then Zodiac, partnered with scent mar-
keting firm ScentAir, has developed an on-board fragrance system,
FIVE. “Flight operators can finally engage all five of their customer ’s
senses and complete the passenger experience,” says Zodiac.
When it comes to cleaning, GermFalcon has developed an aircraft
sanitising device that uses ultraviolet C light to clean all aircraft
surfaces quickly, killing bacteria, viruses and superbugs. In another
effort to wipe out bacteria and bugs on-board, B/E Aerospace has
developed the Comfort Wellness System that features a patho-
gen-killing thread into the fibrelocker material of a seat cushion.
New materials and improved interior parts production methods
abound, including Anker Schoeller ’s lightweight (30-70 percent
lighter than conventional carpeting) but hard-wearing Anker Flooro
textile carpet; Air-Craftglass’ ultra-thin wood veneers and glass table
tops, cabinet fronts and class dividers; Lantal Textiles’ TEC-Leath-
er, which is low-weight, easy to clean and has good fire retardant
properties; Kruger Aviation’s K-Reflexion plastic mirrors which are
indistinguishable from glass mirrors; Reliant Worldwide Plastics’ Re-
▲ Vision Systems’ Smart-Info Window delivers information to
passengers and allows them to interact through a touchscreen.
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