Metropolregion Hamburg

Where it’s what’s on the inside that counts – Hamburg’s cabin competency

Hamburg Aviation covers every facet of aviation, but has a particular strength in interior fittings and the design of aircraft cabins. Thanks to outstanding expertise, close cooperation and excellent research and teaching, this is the world’s location number one when it comes to cabins.

This is where Airbus develops the very latest cabin fittings and technologies for its aircraft. Larger than life: the development and construction of the cabins for the world’s largest civilian airliner, the A380. Lufthansa Technik brings award-winning inflight entertainment systems to the market and satisfies the most demanding VIP fitting requirements. There are also numerous small and medium-sized companies specialised in cabin design, fittings, technologies and inflight entertainment & communications (IFE&C) systems. Hamburg’s universities have created degree programmes specially tailored to majors in cabin architecture and cabin systems.

The Crystal Cabin Award - the award for cabin technology

Hamburg honours unusual product innovations in the field of aircraft cabins with the Crystal Cabin Award (CCA), the renowned prize of the aircraft interiors industry. The trophies, which have come to be coveted as a seal of quality, are presented each year in association with the Aircraft Interiors Expo.

The Aircraft Interiors Expo - THE trade fair for cabin fittings

The Aircraft Interiors Expo is the world’s largest specialist trade fair for the cabin fittings and aircraft interior design industry. It has been held annually in Hamburg since 2002. This is the place where you can experience today the cabin design, inflight entertainment and service offerings from tomorrow.