Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer whose customer focus, commercial know-how, technological leadership and manufacturing efficiency have propelled it to the forefront of the industry. Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is owned by EADS. It is a truly global enterprise of some 54,000 employees, with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States, China, Japan and in the Middle East, spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing and Singapore, training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg and Beijing and more than 150 field service offices around the world. Airbus also relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships with major companies all over the world, and a network of some 1,500 suppliers in 30 countries. Airbus draws together the skills and expertise of 15 sites in France, Germany, Spain and the UK. Each site produces a complete section of the aircraft, which is then transported to the Airbus final assembly lines in Toulouse, Hamburg or Tianjin. Airbus’ industrial network includes a regional design office in North America, a joint venture engineering centre in Russia and further engineering centres in the People’s Republic of China and India. Airbus’ modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 107 to 525 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family (A318/A319/A320/A321), the wide-body long-range A330 and the all-new next generation A350 XWB Family, and the double-decker A380 Family. Across all its aircraft families Airbus’ unique approach ensures that aircraft share the highest possible degree of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics, which reduces significantly operating costs for airlines. Furthermore, Airbus’ portfolio of freighter aircraft sets new standards in the general and express freight market sectors. The A330-200F – the mid-size, long-haul cargo aircraft that benefits from the excellent economics and fly-by-wire technology of the popular A330-200 airliner. In addition to new-build-freighters, Airbus has also launched the A320/A321 Family passenger-to-freighter conversion programme aimed at replacing the many ageing small freighters in service today. As well as bringing new levels of efficiency to freight operations, it will extend the service life of the A320 Family even further, and boost the fleet’s residual value. Airbus has sold over 9,800 aircraft to more than 400 customers/operators and has delivered over 6,400 aircraft since it first entered service in 1974. Dedicated to helping airlines enhance the profitability of their fleets, Airbus also delivers a wide range of customer services in all areas of support, tailored to the needs of individual operators all over the world.
As an industry leader, Airbus strives to be a truly eco-efficient enterprise. To that end Airbus is the first aeronautics company in the world to have earned the ISO 14001 environmental certification for all production sites and products for the entire life cycle. Airbus seeks to ensure that air transport continues to be an eco-efficient means of transport, delivering economic value while minimizing its environmental impact.
Aircraft Cabin Management is a unique business-to-business magazine that takes an in-depth look at every aspect of the design, manufacture and operation of modern airliner cabins – from economy to first class.
Aircraft Interiors Expo Hamburg is the world's largest exhibition exclusively concerned with airline interior design, airline cabin systems engineering, in-flight entertainment and component parts. The world’s leading suppliers present interior concepts and equipment for the full spectrum of First, Business, Economy Class and Low-Cost carriers, as well as products for the highly specialized VIP sectors.
Every conceivable product type for interiors is displayed from seating and fabrics through to in-flight entertainment and communications technologies, galley systems and food service equipment, lavatories, lighting, laminates, floor coverings, refurbishment and cabin maintenance products and safety equipment.
For more than 17 years, Aircraft Interiors International has been the industry’s premier publication, valued by readers for its detailed content, trends monitoring and sense of style, and by advertisers for consistently generating strong sales leads. The magazine enjoys a close relationship with the Crystal Cabin Awards and Aircraft Interiors Expo.
Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (Ameco) was established on August 1st 1989. It is a joint venture between Air China Limited (60%) and Lufthansa German Airlines (40%).
On June 1st 2015, by restructuring the shareholdings in Ameco, Air China and Lufthansa integrated the MRO resources in former Ameco and former Air China Technics (ACT) to establish new Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Corporation (New Ameco) that is still a joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa, with Air China holding 75% and Lufthansa holding 25%.
Headquartered in Beijing, New Ameco has set up four Business Units of Beijing Base, North of China Line Center, Chengdu Branch, Southwest Line Center, 17 Operation and Management Support Divisions, as well as line maintenance Branches in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Hohhot, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guiyang, Guangzhou and Wenzhou.
New Ameco provides airlines with Fleets Total Care, as well as line maintenance, aircraft overhaul and painting, ARC overhaul, engine overhaul, APU overhaul, component overhaul, landing gear overhaul, business jet completion and maintenance, engineering and assets technology services, education and training services, calibration and testing services. New Ameco possesses maintenance licenses authorized by CAAC, FAA, EASA and almost 30 countries or regions, as well as a Designated Modification Design Organization Representative (DMDOR) authorized by CAAC. It has more than 160 maintenance stations at home and abroad, forming a large maintenance network worldwide.
New Ameco’s hangars and maintenance facilities are mainly located in Beijing and Chengdu. In Beijing Capital International Airport, it operates two four-bay hangars, capable of accommodating respectively four Airbus A380 aircraft for maintenance at the same time and four Boeing 747 aircraft for overhaul simultaneously, together with a one-bay hangar for Boeing 747’s overhaul and painting. The above-mentioned hangars suffice all the maintenance layover requirement of various main-route-operated aircraft types in the market at present. New Ameco is also running a hangar for business jets services in Beijing. In Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, New Ameco has a three-bay hangar for Boeing 757’s overhaul, a combined hangar of three-bay for Airbus A321’s overhaul and one-bay for Airbus A330’s overhaul and painting, as well as a two-bay hangar for Airbus A330’s maintenance, meeting the layover requirement of all maintenance levels on all aircraft up to Airbus A330. Moreover, New Ameco also has a hangar respectively in Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tianjin and Hohhot to meet the maintenance layover requirement of Boeing 737NG series and Airbus A320 series.
New Ameco employs about 11,000 employees with a strong league of highly dedicated and technically qualified engineers. In addition to securing its shareholder Air China’s entire fleet operation, it offers services to more than hundred domestic and international carriers. The company eyes huge importance to scientific and technological innovation with more than a hundred technological research and development projects awarded by the state or China’s civil aviation authority, filling in a lot of gaps in China’s civil aviation technology.
In the future, New Ameco will start up its long-term strategic development plan, with an effective grip to integrate MRO resources and advance MRO section to its structural optimum, so as to actualize professionalized and industrialized development. Supreme-quality products will be provided to both domestic and international customers, winning the satisfaction and trust of customers.
Bluebox - a 2018 Crystal Cabin Award winner - specialises in software solutions for the aviation industry. Bluebox's in-flight entertainment (IFE) portfolio provides airlines the latest technology in tablet-based and wireless streaming IFE solutions (fitted and portable). These offer airlines cost-effective alternatives to seatback IFE systems, and address a range of IFE requirements: service enhancement, service recovery, accessible IFE, and ancillary revenue generation.
Bluebox serves over 40 airlines and aircraft operators across the globe – full-service carriers such as Virgin Atlantic, Etihad, and Hawaiian Airlines; low-cost carriers such as Jazeera, Vistara and Solaseed Air; regional carriers such as Air Inuit and Caribbean Airlines; and even specialist charter operators such as TCS World Travel and Loftleidir Icelandic.
Headquartered in Dunfermline, Scotland, Bluebox has a global support network in Europe, the US, Australia and Singapore.
The world’s leading aircraft manufacturers specify Boltaron sheet for thermoformed and fabricated aircraft interior components. With unique manufacturing capabilities, a state-of-the-art color lab, in-house testing technology, and ongoing research and development initiatives, Boltaron is dedicated to producing high quality material that not only meets FAA requirements and offers unequalled impact resistance and extreme formability - is available in the industry’s widest range of colors, metallics, translucents, textures, decorative patterns and thicknesses - providing unlimited design freedom to designers and brand managers in the aircraft interiors industry. Visit www.boltaron.com to learn more.
Emirates is the world’s largest international airline. From its hub in Dubai, Emirates connects people and economies around the globe, by inspiring travel and facilitating trade across 150 destinations in 85 countries. On board its modern and efficient fleet of 270 aircraft, Emirates delivers its “Fly Better” promise by offering customers award-winning products and friendly service from cabin crew representing over 130 nationalities. Today, Emirates operates the world’s largest fleets of the iconic A380 and popular Boeing 777s, and has an order book for another 240 more modern wide-body jets. Through its global operations and order book, Emirates has a direct economic impact in the markets it serves, and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs in the aviation and tourism supply chain.
Inflight magazine represents the world’s premier independent source of information for the IFE, connectivity and cabin technology/amenities industries, providing all the news and analysis needed by decision-makers in this dynamic, fast-moving sector. The bi-monthly magazine provides an unbiased overview of the industry including market-sector analysis, news on the latest developments and event previews and reports. Inflight magazine is complemented by its online newsfeed, Inflight-Online.com, the world’s first online news service for this industry, and its own event, the Inflight IFEC Pavilion, Workshop & Awards ceremony held annually at Aircraft Interiors Middle East.
The leading airlines in the world rely on Thales InFlyt Experience to enhance the travel journey and to create engaging and personalized experiences for their passengers. Thales enables a best in class onboard experience with the most advanced connectivity solutions. Globally we support airlines with an exceptional customer service network. With 64,000 employees and over 25,000 engineers and researchers in 56 countries Thales has a global presence no other provider can match, across aerospace, satellite networks, connected skies and cyber security.