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Trade Show Ticker 2018: Hamburg News from AIX, IAW Montréal & ILA

24.04.2018ExhibitionNews about Hamburg Aviation

April 2018 ist the month of Expos for Hamburg Aviation. The Aircraft Interiors Expo (10-12 April) is followed by the International Aerospace Week Montréal (16-20 April) and the ILA in Berlin (25 -29 April). Hamburg Aviation is present at all three events and offers you the most relevant news with the Expo Ticker.

ILA, 25-29 April 2018, Berlin

The most important airshow in Germany, the ILA Berlin, is once again opening its gates from 25 to 29 April, 2018. Hamburg's role as the largest aviation location in Germany is clear, with numerous exhibitors from the metropolitan region, including major industry leaders, startups and small businesses. In 2018, Hamburg Aviation is also jointly responsible for the organisation of the International Supplier Center ISC. For the second year running the north German states are demonstrating their solidarity with a shared chalet. There will be a strong political presence on Thursday, 26 April, when representatives of all the northern states, including Senator Frank Horch, Minister for Economic Affairs in Hamburg, go on a tour of the airshow.

Thursday, 26 April 17.30

Airbus and Audi partner to provide air & ground urban mobility services

Beginning this summer, Airbus - through its on-demand helicopter platform Voom - will partner with Audi to deliver an end-to-end transportation service, starting in São Paulo and Mexico City. This partnership will provide premium ground transportation serviced by Audi vehicles and helicopter transport via Airbus' Voom service, allowing customers to have a seamless and ultra-convenient travel experience. More infos here.

Thursday, 26 April 16.00

Ulyanowsk and EACP sign LoI

The European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) and the Russian Aviation region have renewed their Letter of Intent for further cooperation in the cluster network. Ulyanowsk is a leading aviation hub in the center of the Russian federation. It is home to the Production site of Aviastar (Antonov An-124) and Volga-Dnepr Airlines.

Thursday, 26 April, 15.00

Airbus presents "Flight Lab" BLADE test aircraft to EU Clean Sky partners at ILA

Airbus, which is showcasing its "Flight Lab" BLADE demonstrator aircraft for the first time at a major air show, has signed an accord with representatives of the numerous stakeholders to not only mark the joint success of bringing this unique programme to fruition, but also affirm their desire to build on this programme in the European framework of Clean Sky. The stakeholders present together with Airbus CEO Tom Enders at the ceremony included members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, the German Government, European Member States and industrial partners across Europe.

The BLADE project, which stands for "Breakthrough Laminar Aircraft Demonstrator in Europe", is part of the first phase of Clean Sky - a 1.6 billion Euro programme which has been running since 2008. BLADE has been tasked with assessing the feasibility of introducing laminar flow wing technology on a large airliner. It aims to improve aviation's ecological footprint, bringing with it a 10 percent aircraft drag reduction and up to five percent lower CO2 emissions. Airbus worked with a team of more than 20 key partners* and around 500 contributors from all over Europe. Moreover, due to its size and complexity, this project was only possible thanks to the European Research initiative Clean Sky.

Thursday, 26 April, 14.00

Senator visiting the ILA

Hamburgs senator for economics, Frank Horch, visits ILA and seeks dialogue with the exhibiting companies from the Hamburg Metropolitan region such as ZAL based startup Synergeticon. The team offers solutions for repair & manufacturing procedures in virtual environment as well as digital repair procedure handbooks.

Thursday, 26 April, 11.00

Toni Garrn is joining Hamburg based startup

Top model and actress Toni Garrn is investing in new business ideas from her hometown: the Hamburg-born star has become a cofounder of aviation startup jetlite. The company, based at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research, is the international pioneer for chronobiological lighting scenarios to reduce jetlag on long-haul flights, and is currently working on new products, targeting passengers directly. The professional frequent flyer Garrn is no stranger to the subject, and she will be able to contribute to the advancement of this work with her experience."It's all about health, not luxury" the 25 year old model described her demands for the passenger experience of the future which she wants to help improving.

Thursday, 26 April, 10.00

OEMs discuss at the International Supplier Center

While opening day 2 of the ILA 2018 executives of the leading OEMs discussed their requirements for the supply chain as well as the obstacles, the SMEs have to take.

Wednesday, 25 April, 16.30

Reunion with Dubai South

Hamburg Aviation Office and representatives of the industry and trade zone "Dubai South" have taken the chance at ILA 2018 to look back on their cooperation since 2016. Hamburg Aviation has numerous, well-founded contacts in the Emirate, in November 2017 member companies of the aviation cluster had the opportunity to get to know Dubai South while participating in Dubai Airshow. The project Dubai South next to Al Maktoum International Airport is currently still under construction and will accommodate an cross section of logistics, aviation and other industries as well as residential areas and touristic centers for more than 900,000 people.

Wednesday, 25 April 16.00


The Innovation Award of German Aviation goes to Airbus Operations, edm aerotec, Premium AEROTEC and Rolls-Royce. The award, presented by the P3 group, is awarded in 4 categories, representing the civil aircraft lifecylce and the whole "ecosystem" of aviation.

  • Customer Journey
  • Digitisation in aviation
  • Reduction of emissions
  • Cross-Innovation

Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 13.00

The ILA 2018 is officially opened by Chancellor Angela Merkel.


International Aerospace Week Montréal - 16-20 April 2018

Hamburg is the proud Guest of Honour at the International Aerospace Week in Montréal 2018! Meet us and the ZAL TechCenter at Aéro Montréal Innovation Forum 16-17 April, and the Criaq RDV Forum 18-19 April.


Thursday, 19 April 16.00 pm

Closing the RDV Forum: Fassi Kafyeke, Senior Director Strategic Technology and Innovation Bombardier.

Thursday, 19 April 14.40 pm

Stronger together

Thilo Schoenfeld  from the French aviation cluster Aerospace Valley, Sebastiano Fumero (EU Commission) and others discuss further options for collaboration in R&D between Canada and EU. A step in this direction could be the EU funded project ICARe (International Cooperation in Aviation Research), which fosters bilateral exchange in research projects. Schoenfeld also took the chance to introduce the RDV Forum audience to the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) which is coordinated by Hamburg Aviation.

Wednesday, 18 April 14 am

The halls are buzzing with discussion at the RDV Forum by CRIAQ! Every project gets a small booth for networking. Great to see so many German projects among the innovative ideas here today.

Wednesday, 18 April 12.00 am

Now pitching at RDV Forum: David Küstner from ZAL-based startup Synergeticon, developing repair & manufacturing procedures in virtual environment as well as digital repair procedure handbooks.

Wednesday, 18 April 11.30 am

Rendez-Vous with Canada

The International Aerospace Week ontinues with the famous RDV Forum ("Rendez-Vous Forum" of CRIAQ. 16 project ideas from Germany will throw their hat into the ring for Canadian R&D support! Dr Kay Kochan, Senior Development Manager, Center of Competence "Cabin & Systems" at ZAL, kicks of the first two of the pitches.

Wednesday, 18 April

Aero Mag on Hamburg as Guest of Honour at IAW Montréal:

Wednesday, 19 April 9 Uhr

Success: The Aéro Montréal Aerospace Innovation Forum's 6th edition closes with a good record: More than 1,000 Canadian and international aerospace representatives attended the Forum with the e xceptional contribution of nearly 90 international speakers.Participants shared best practices in innovation developed by the industry during 1,500 B2B meetings for two days.

Tuesday, 17 April 11 am

At Aéro Montréal Aerospace Innovation Forum:  Jens Gralfs, Head of R&T for Airbus in Germany. He is talking about A320 ramp-up and the digital factory of tomorrow.

Monday, 16 April 11.30 am

ZAL introduces "WinDroVe" at IAW

Have you heard of "WinDroVe"? The name stands for "Wirtschaftliche Nutzung von Drohnen in Metropolregionen" - "Commercial Usage of Drones in Metropolitan Areas". The network project is coordinated by the ZAL Center for Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg and sponsored by the SME innovation forum of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), "Innovationsforum Mittelstand". WiNDroVe analyses and further develops the framework for the commercial usage of so-called Unmanned Aerial Systems - UAS. Joachim Edel, innovation manager at ZAL, introduces the project at IAW 2018.

Monday, 16 April 11 am

Here's the Hamburg-led delegation from Germany, also featuring European partners from EACP, . Together with the Aerospace Cluster of Québec, Aero Montreal & Criaq, we are looking forward to the International Aerospace Week.

Monday, 16 April 10 am

Thanks Aéro Montréal and Deputy Premier of Québec, Dominique Anglade, for a very warm welcome here at the IAW!

Monday, 16 April 9 am

Sliding to the IAW

Good morning from Montréal where we have made it to International Aerospace Week despite the weather! Looking forward to a week of connecting aerospace regions across the Pond!

Sunday, 15 April, 17:00 pm

Hamburg sends “Head Delegation” to most important Canadian aviation congress of the year, the International Aerospace Week in Montréal. Together with the Ministry of Economy, Transport and Innovation and the ZAL TechCenter Hamburg Aviation is welcomed by the German Consulate General Montréal and the Canadian Aviation Cluster, Aéro Montréal.

Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg - 10-12 April 2018

Thursday, 12 April 9 am

Lufthansa Technik and Diehl Aviation plan to cooperate on cabin elements

Lufthansa Technik AG and Diehl Aviation are planning to cooperate on the development, production and installation of cabin elements. After already developing individual cabin monuments together, they thus intend to put their cooperation on a much broader footing. Together, both companies are capable of covering the entire value chain for products - from the first idea to construction through to installation, approval and the logistics process.

Diehl and Lufthansa Technik presented their first joint products at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017 in Hamburg, including a completely redesigned bar module and the integrated High-Density Solution. It comprises the galley, toilet facility and space for the cabin crew and enables operators of Airbus A320 family aircraft to make optimum use of the rear cabin section. The great market response has now prompted the two companies to intensify their cooperation and develop further products together.

"During our work on these products, we experienced the synergies such a cooperation can offer," says Henning Jochmann, Senior Director Engineering in the Aircraft Overhaul and Modification unit at Lufthansa Technik. "While Diehl Aviation has unique know-how when it comes to producing cabin elements, Lufthansa Technik is the expert for modification programs, approval processes, repairs and logistics. Together, we also have considerable potential in the areas of development and engineering."

Lufthansa Technik's network and experience open up new opportunities for Diehl Aviation to develop innovative cabin elements that can give passengers a novel feeling of comfort and sense of space. The partnership between Diehl Aviation and Lufthansa Technik is one of equals and allows the two companies to offer complete solutions.

Since Lufthansa Technik and several important production facilities of Diehl Aviation are located in close proximity to each other in Hamburg and both companies already use shared premises at the ZAL TechCenter (Center of Applied Aeronautical Research), the infrastructure for the development of innovative next-generation cabin products is already there.

Wednesday 11 April, 15.00 pm

Emirates' Boeing 777 celebrates German debut of its new 1st class cabin configuration at Hamburg Airport with a stop-over. Sir Tim Clarke, CEO of Emirates, welcomed the guests for a round-table discussion and visit of the cabin.

Wednesday 11 April, 15.00 pm

UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary Stuart Graham (on the right) visits AIX to welcome british exhibitors and international partners for a get-together. After meeting with Hamburg Aviation CEO Franz Josef Kirschfink (on the left) Graham congratulates the three British Crystal Cabin Award winners Bluebox Aviation Systems, PriestmanGoode and Cranfield University.

Wednesday, 11th of April, 14:07 pm 

Lufthansa Group selects Geven to equip its Continental fleet (Airbus A320 & A321) with new Economy Class seat ESSENZA

Lufthansa Group has selected the new Geven ESSENZA seat model for its hub airlines Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and SWISS A320 and A321neo fleet. The selection of the new seats form GEVEN is part of a larger cabin design modernization project that Lufthansa Group is undergoing as part of its development and growth plan.

The ESSENZA seat with the exclusive and dedicated customization path for Lufthansa Group's hub airlines shall be delivered in fifty (50) ship-sets for either A320 or A321neo. Deliveries shall start from Q4 2018 and shall last


Tuesday, 10th of April, 12:25 pm

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace enter into a partnership for a new lower-deck passenger sleeping facilities

Sleeping berths would fit inside the aircraft's existing cargo compartments // Improving the passengers' experience while enabling airlines to differentiate // To be included in catalogue of certified solutions by 2020, initially on A330.

Airbus and Zodiac Aerospace have partnered to develop and market lower-deck modules with passenger sleeping berths. The modules, which would fit inside the aircraft's cargo compartments, offer new opportunities for additional services to passengers, improving their experience while enabling airlines to differentiate and add value for their commercial operations. The new passenger modules will be easily interchangeable with regular cargo containers during a typical turnaround if required. Moreover, the aircraft's cargo floor and cargo loading system will not be affected at all, as the passenger module will sit directly on it.



Tuesday, 10th of April, 11:47 am

Airbus launches new Cabin-Flex option for A380 with Qantas

As part of the efficiency-boosting A380 cabin enablers, Airbus has developed a new option: "A380 Cabin-Flex". This solution consists in a new cabin door area arrangement on the upper-deck, suitable for premium configuration with lower density seat counts, allowing airlines to gain revenue-earning floor-space for extra seating without compromising on passenger comfort. The enhancement is available either for line-fit and retrofit. Qantas has chosen to be the launch operator of the A380 Cabin-Flex on its current A380 fleet from mid-2019.

A380 Cabin-Flex makes available the extra space for additional seats by allowing the upper-deck at "Doors-3" to be deactivated. Compared with current A380 layouts, A380 Cabin-Flex can bring up to 11 more premium economy seats or seven business class seats. In terms of economics, this translates into a typical return-on-investment (RoI) within around one year for the retrofit solution. The option, is therefore a very effective way to increase the premium seat-count in the upper-deck.


Tuesday, 10th of April, 10:11 am

New products for more comfort and safety on board -
Larger luggage compartments / Bar module for the galley / Compact, lightweight emergency escape slide

Lufthansa Technik AG is presenting different new products for comfort and safety on board at the world's leading trade fair for aircraft cabin equipment, the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Cabin installations which ensure that even passengers in high-density cabinconfigurations with a maximum number of seats have enough storage space for their hand luggage are one example.

Additional compartments in the cabin ceiling Lufthansa Technik can create additional storage space in the cabin through integration of Center Ceiling Stowage+ (CCS+). This product  is a stowage compartment offered in conjunction with the Austrian component manufacturer FACC that can be installed in the front or rear of the cabin as well as in the middle. With a load of up to 38.5kg, the new CCS+ is designed to bear significantly more weight than previous models. This new module is intended especially for objects that are needed infrequently during flight, such as newspapers, the crew's luggage, life rafts, baby cribs or wheelchairs.

Contact partners for Lufthansa Technik's cabin products will be available at the company's booth 6B80 in Hall 6 at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from 10 - 12 April 2018.

Tuesday, 10th of April, 09:43 am

Lufthansa Technik presents SPAIRS for individual cabin refurbishment 

With its newly developed product SPAIRS (Service Provider for Aircraft Interior Refurbishment Solutions), Lufthansa Technik AG is offering a product complementary to its cabin modification services: Customers have the option of  repairing or renewing individual parts or elements of the aircraft cabin, without having to modify the entire cabin. Individual repairs and in-house production of aircraft cabin products. 

A special focus is on repairs and the development and manufacture of aircraft interior parts. For instance, floor or wall panels can be repaired or renewed, lavatories and galleys can be modified, and aircraft seat cushions can be replaced. The product portfolio covers the entire aircraft cabin. 

Tuesday, 10th of April, 09:20 am

"Lease your cabin" - New product for cabin leasing

Lufthansa Technik AG is presenting "Lease your cabin" - a new offer for fast, easy cabin modification from a single source. 

The first product available is the leasing of aircraft seats, which meets, for the first time, the needs of airlines who want to increase the attractiveness of their cabins or adapt their seating configurations quickly and easily. Lufthansa Technik will offer financing, procurement, engineering and the complete material supply for the seats. In the future, this leasing product will also be offered for other cabin elements and be extended to include all airline classes. 

Christian Bienas and Georg Stoffelen will be available at Lufthansa Technik's booth 6B80 in Hall 6 at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from 10 - 12 April 2018.

Tuesday, 10th of April 09:10 am

Singapore Airlines selects GuideU for Boeing 787 fleet

Singapore Airlines has chosen Lufthansa Technik's GuideU 1000-Series emergency floor path marking system to be installed into its new Boeing 787-10 fleet. A total of 49 aircraft of this type are scheduled to be delivered to Singapore's flag carrier since the first quarter of 2018. Singapore Airlines already relies on GuideU for its Airbus A350 fleet. 

The GuideU 1000-Series will be presented at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg from 10 to 12 April 2018 at the Lufthansa Technik stand in hall 6, booth 80.

Tuesday, April 10th, 09:00 am

Hamburg at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018

Hamburg Aviation is live at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018. We would be pleased to see you at our booth in the Hanse Pavillon (6B90B)! - If you can not attend the trade fair, but would like to be informed about news in a timely manner, then you are welcome to follow our social media channels such as Twitter @HamburgAviation, Facebook @HamburgAviation und Instagram @hamburgaviation.

As an appetizer for the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018, we serve you the image film for the cabin location Hamburg: Here we go! 

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