The Future Passenger Experience – Aircraft Interiors Expo AIX 2024

I visited Aircraft Interiors Expo 2024 (AIX) in Hamburg. Many new inventions of aircraft seats and products are on display for the first time. Take a look at the full show recap.

The new conceptual MAYA from Collins Aerospace and Panasonic is a next-gen Business Class suite with full cinema experience. This immersive suite blows away previous inflight entertainment experiences as you can feel the movie with motion inside the suite.

Airline executives from Qatar Airways, Air France, and Cathay Pacific spoke and teased their upcoming new products including the new Qsuite 2.0, new La Premiere (Air France First Class), and Cathay Pacific's new Business Class; Aria Suite.

Next, the airspace cabins of A330neo and A321XLR are on display at Airbus. There is also new sustainable overhead bin cover and bulkhead divider design made of lighter recyclable materials. At Delta flight product, the cleverly designed wheelchair space allows wheelchair users to board and stay on the aircraft with their own wheelchair.

Boeing displays the full cabin mock-up of 777X and 787 and the “Perch” doorway creates a “third” space for passengers onboard. Aviointeriors; the seat manufacturer from Italy showcased their current mid-tier Economy seat MYA and Premium seat Plus. Stelia Aerospace has debuted a lightweight 65kg Business Class seat called Opera Essential which is mechanical without the heavy motor and screens.

Thales, the inflight entertainment company explained about future cabin connectivity and how streaming will be the future of inflight entertainment on aircraft. Starlink will install fast internet across the Qatar Airways fleet in the next 2 years.

On the amenities side, I visited Formia, to see the latest inflight amenities from Japan Airlines and American Airlines. Caynova highlighted their heating/cooling seat capability and finally, Chaise Lounge came up with another double-decker design focused on Premium Business Class.