French Aircraft interiors and onboard entertainment systems take flight at AIX 2019

Top Quote 46 exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector in France are presenting their latest innovations at Aircraft Interiors 2019. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 29, 2019 - French excellence in aircraft interiors

    46 exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector in France are presenting their latest innovations at Aircraft Interiors 2019.

    The French aviation industry is ranked 2nd in the world, with 85% of turnover generated through exports. With an excellent reputation, it makes a significant contribution to innovation in the field.

    ‘French know-how in aircraft interiors and aircraft maintenance is recognised globally. French experts are able to provide products and services which are fully in line with market demands’ outlines Samantha Douarin, Project Manager for Aeronautics and Space at Business France and organiser of the French Pavilion at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019.
    French expertise in this field enables airlines to respond the challenges they currently face:

    • To offer passengers more space and comfort: a major challenge faced by airlines, for all types of cabin. Work carried out on cabin interior design accounts for approximately 30% of the price of a plane ticket.

    • To improve the in-flight entertainment system, notably via the introduction of on-board WiFi and the development of BYOD Bring Your Own Device.

    • To ensure ease of maintenance - it must be possible to change a defective part very quickly. This means designing strong, reliable parts, that can be rapidly repaired or replaced.

    • To optimise cabin configuration and reduce the weight of any materials used in aircraft interiors to save on fuel consumption. This is of particular importance for low-cost airlines.

    • Innovation - in a highly competitive sector, each airline must set itself apart from its competitors by offering unique functionality features.

    The aircraft interiors market is one of high added value. In France it is largely based across the Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine regions in the south-west of the country. Aerospace Valley, the competitiveness cluster for aeronautics, space and embedded systems for both regions represents around a third of the French aerospace workforce. Several member companies supported by the cluster and the regions will be exhibiting at the show, standing out due to their proven expertise and the specific services they offer.
    Meet 46 French exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector.

    The French presence at this year’s show will be split across 2 halls:

    • Hall B6 (stands 6B60, 6C51, 6C61, 6F55, 6C50, 6C60, 6C70 and 6D70)

    • Hall B3 (stand 3C30) dedicated to IFEs

    The business activities and launches of a selection of the French Pavilion exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019 are explored in more detail in the dedicated press pack.

    For instance, SKYdeals an in-air e-commerce platform, will announce its new partnerships with Air France and La Compagnie.
    At the show, ATEM will be launching in the commercial aviation sector, offering onboard internet services.
    Nicomatic & ECA group will present their new all-in-one electrical troubleshooting test tool featuring accurate fault-localisation, speed maintenance and repair.

    For further information about this press release/kit, please contact:
    Catherine Ryall, Press Officer, Business France UK

    For information about the French Pavilion, please contact:
    Samantha Douarin, Project Manager for Aeronautics & Space, Business France - Booth 6F55

    Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.

    It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program.

    Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 58 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners.

    For further information, please visit:

    La French Fab is the public initiative launched in October 2017 by Bruno Le Maire, Minister for the Economy and Finance, and with the support of Bpifrance.

    La French Fab brings together, under the same banner, companies in the industrial sector from across France. La French Fab was launched to help revive and transform the country’s industrial fabric, to guide it towards the use of digital and innovative solutions that will work to improve French society as a whole, France’s regions, as well as the employment and environment sectors. The objective is to enhance French expertise and the country’s reputation for industrial excellence.

    The initiative is being supported by the Alliance for the Industry of the Future, Bpifrance, Business France, Ministry for the Economy and Finance, France Industrie, and France's regions.

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