Consortium of aerospace suppliers launch project to develop smart wireless aircraft cabins

    BoeingDiehl and Etihad Airways Engineering announced (09-Apr-2018) plans to work with a consortium of aerospace suppliers in an international research project, known as iCabin, co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The research is aimed at providing the basis for aircraft cabin designs of the future. It will focus on wirelessly connecting separate cabin applications such as seating, galleys and lavatories. Among the key goals are the integration of cabin systems, and generating a real-time overview of the status of all aircraft cabin areas. Project partners include Bühler MotorJeppesenKID Systeme and Zodiac Aerospace. They are supported by the Baden Württemberg Cooperative State University and the Hamburg University of Technology. BMWi is providing cofunding as part of its aviation research support, contributing EUR3.9 million. [more – original PR]