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AIX 2014: more than 9,000 visitors in 3 days


The 13th Aircraft Interiors Expo, held in Hamburg, was also a complete success. More than 9,000 visitors attended the world’s largest cabin exhibition, held at the Hamburg Trade Fair site from 8 to 10 April. More than 500 exhibitors from 31 companies were represented and the exhibition site was 10 percent larger than last year.

800 airline representatives from all over the world were also in attendance this year. The organiser, Reed Exhibitions, once again increased the space allocated to the IFE segment, which is expanding significantly.

Hamburg Aviation's booth was also popular with visitors every day. The booth is an established part of the Hanse-Aerospace Pavilion.  The programme of associated events was once again impressive, with the eighth awards ceremony for the Crystal Cabin Awards on 8 April (see report below), a press gathering about Hamburg as a location, and a Cabinet Reception for invited guests on 9 April.  Each year since 2005, the cabinet of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has hosted a reception for AIX exhibitors and visitors, along with members and partners of Hamburg Aviation. This year, the reception was held at Lufthansa Technik; the venue rotates on a three year cycle between Hamburg's three major aviation players, LHT, Airbus, and Hamburg Airport. A special bonus this year was the VIP shuttle service provided by Skoda to transport guests to and from the Cabinet Reception and the Crystal Cabin Award ceremony.

Airbus provided the unofficial launch to the week the day before AIX opened with the debut of its A350 cabin and the opening of the Cabin CDC (Customer Definition Center) in Finkenwerder. The Monday also saw the Passenger Experience Conference at CCH (Congress Center Hamburg), now established as an annual event, attended by more than 400 delegates.

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The dates for the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2015 are already fixed. The trade show will be held from 14 to 16 April 2015, once again at the Hamburg Trade Fair, and the Passenger Experience Conference will take place the day before, 13 April.

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