From flexible seats and virtual reality to new meeting software and airline models, innovation is a key driver of developments in aviation and travel

CAPA – Centre for Aviation has been offering aviation and travel innovators – established companies and start-ups – the opportunity to take advantage of its special ‘Innovation Showcases’ platform to highlight their activity at its global events.

At the recent CAPA Low Cost Long Haul Global Summit, The Blue Swan Daily caught up with the companies that were selected to receive a complimentary CAPAConnect booth (valued at over USD6000) and display to the event’s audience in Spain.

RENACEN – Renacen’s 3D SeatMapVR allows passengers, like never before, to know the seat they are booking, through an immersive 3D 360º view from their specific position during the booking process. It has already been recognised having won a Crystal Cabin Award in the Visionary Concepts category, and the technology has already been introduced by Emirates Airline.

BUTTERFLY FLEXIBLE SEATING SOLUTIONS – The Butterfly Flexible Seating Solution is a flatbed suite that is instantly transformable into two reclining seats, giving operators the flexibility to respond to demand fluctuations and adapt to market differences on a flight by flight basis.

FLYPOP – FlyPOP’s business model is predicated on the fact that the South Asian diaspora in the UK (and North America) are underserved by the global aviation industry. Despite the significant VFR demand in flying non-stop to major tier two cities in South Asia, most cannot be reached directly. The start-up airline plans to put an end to this and disrupt the industry by putting the passenger first.

TROOPTRAVEL – TroopTravel aims to take the complexity out of organising meetings. The award-winning platform uses big data and machine learning to connect thousands of data points to find the best location for meetings based on individual requirements, comparing flight and hotel cost, visa requirements and CO2 impact in the process.