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Airbus Connected Experience goes from concept phase to reality

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June 2019

Airbus Connected Experience goes from concept phase to reality

Following extensive market feedback and support from our industrial partners, Airbus has decided to proceed with an IoT* platform for the cabin, known as the Airbus Connected Experience. Up to now this has been a concept study, which is “coming to life” following cooperation agreements signed with three best-in-class partners: gategroup, Stelia Aerospace and Recaro Aircraft Seating – with more to join. 

The platform will link in real-time interconnected core cabin components, including the galleys, meal trolleys, seats, overhead bins and other cabin elements. As well as allowing data exchange throughout the cabin for the crew, it is also planned that consolidated information could also be uploaded to the Skywise cloud for subsequent trend analytics.

The connected cabin will provide airlines, flight crews and passengers with significant benefits. For flight crews, it means that they can access an integrated platform which keeps pre-flight and real-time data in one place, while passengers will receive a more personalised travel experience. And for airlines, the platform would allow them to use the aggregated cabin equipment usage trends (of the connected elements) to perform predictive maintenance analytics over their entire fleet – thus improving the overall cabin service reliability, quality and performance on board all their aircraft. The platform will also allow wireless streaming to passengers and will enable airlines to host third-party applications for movies.

Learn more here.

For more information please contact:
Afshin Jahanshahi
Marketing Manager - Airbus Africa & Middle East