Aviation, Aerospace

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

Julia Balvay - 28-mars-2019 16:41:39

46 French exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector are presenting their latest innovations at Aircraft Interiors 2019. French excellence in aircraft interiors 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 Contact Business France ***@businessfrance.fr  


Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018: French expertise takes off

Letizia Zitoli - 15-mars-2018 17:28:39

The 3 segments set to experience the fatest change are: • IFEC (In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity – $5.8 bn in 2020) • Seating ($7.48 bn in 2015, $14.82 bn in 2020) • Floor coverings New aircrafts to cater for increased passenger number This growth has been driven in particular by the increase in air traffic and the record orders achieved in recent years. Over the next 20 years, Airbus expects to see passenger traffic increase annually by 4.5%. 7 billion people are forecast to travel by plane by 2034, which will generate        a need for approximately 33,000 new aircrafts each seating over 100 passengers, worth a total    of $5,200bn. In  addition  to  these  figures,  the  life  of  an  aircraft  is  generally  around  15  years, much longer than its interiors, which are often around a third of that  amount.  Consequently, an aircraft cabin is refurbished and  replaced  several times  in  its lifetime  since  the equipment has a shorter service life than the aircraft  itself. 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 a high value-added market, in which French companies stand      out   due   to   their   proven    expertise    and    the    specific    services    they    offer.    Exhibiting together on 2 pavilions, in Hall B6 (stands 6C51,  6C61,  6C50,  6C60,  6C70  and 6D70) and in Hall B3 (stand 3C40) dedicated to IFEs, the French exhibitors represent the expertise and sheer variety and of companies in the sector. The business activities of the French Pavilion exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 are explored in a press pack, which is available upon request: For further information about the French Pavilion: Contact in France Business France Samantha Douarin, Aerospace Project Coordinator Tel: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 52 Email:  samantha.douarin@ businessfrance.fr Contact in UK Business France UK  Catherine Ryall, Press Officer Email:  catherine.ryall@ businessfrance.fr Tel: + 44(0) 207 024 3613 Website: www.youbuyfrance.com/ uk/


Fitting out cabins, a major industrial challenge for French companies

Laure Bidault des Chaumes - 02-mars-2017 12:35:58

The fitting out of aircraft interiors is a growing sector. Forecasts predict that the market will increase from $16.8bn (around £13.4bn) in 2016 to more than $29bn (around £23bn) in 2021, with an average annual growth rate of around 11%. This growth is boosted by increases in air traffic and record orders in recent years. Nearly 30,000 new commercial aircraft will have to be fitted out over the next 20 years. The market also includes retrofitting that, given the typical service life of aircraft ranging from 5 to 15 years, consists of refitting the cabin two or three times in an aircraft’s lifetime. The IFEC segment (In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity) is not to be outdone, since it is expected to reach $5.8bn (£4.65bn) by 2020. Demand comes mainly from: - North America, the leading global aeronautic market - Asia-Pacific, which is seeing its fleets increased by a many large orders. Challenges and solutions Passenger seating and on-board comfort are the focus of attention for airline companies, who must differentiate themselves in a highly competitive market. Optimum use of volumes and reducing the weight of fittings also form part of the challenge of reducing aircraft fuel consumption. Faced with these challenges, many French companies are developing new products and solutions, including: - To resolve the balance between making the aircraft lighter and passenger comfort, companies are working with innovative materials (composites, titanium, etc.), notably for the framework and covering of seats. - On-board service is also receiving a great deal of attention. In the front line: manufacturers of equipment for crew members, such as trolleys or galleys. The challenge lies in using lightweight materials but also in customisation through the development of modular systems. - On-board comfort also involves the cabin insulation and acoustics. Solutions have been developed to reduce noise and vibrations. - On-board entertainment has also seen in fundamental developments. Screens have got bigger, systems use less power, but it is especially the entertainment systems that have undergone the greatest changes, offering more possibilities to passengers than ever before. - Significant attention is also given to fixtures and fittings for Business and First Class cabins. The design of these cabins and their fittings (seats, use of high quality materials, etc.) is part of French expertise. Innovation, Customisation and Utility In summary, whether in design, equipment, on-board entertainment systems or maintenance, to mention only a few flourishing sectors, the three keywords for French businesses in the aircraft interiors industry are: - Innovation : particularly in terms of the materials used, the major challenge being to make aircraft lighter. - Customisation : the solutions on offer, both in terms of comfort and in design or entertainment, make it possible to meet the needs of airlines whilst differentiating themselves from their competitors. - Utility : adaptable and modular systems enabling rapid installation or reorganization and optimum use of volumes. Exhibiting together on 2 pavilions, in Hall B6 (stands 6C51, 6C61, 6C50, 6C60, 6C70 and 6D70) and in Hall B3 (stand 3C40) dedicated to IFEs, the French exhibitors represent the expertise and sheer variety and of companies in the sector. The business activities of the following selection of French Pavilion exhibitors at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017   are explored in more detail on fact sheets in the press pack (available to download below): AERTEC:  Vacuum waste compactor, the first to be TSO C184-certified by the EASA and FAA BORLIS:  Flexible materials for cabin seats. The exceptional expertise of BORLIS gives it the status of Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant [Living Heritage Business] in France. SMS SAS trading as COBHAM AEROSPACE COMMUNICATIONS:  Design and production of dedicated solutions for on-board aeronautical applications on all aircraft types. DAHER:  Interior fitting out of aircraft, from laying floor coverings to installing the complete cab. EQUIP AERO TECHNIQUE:  Epoxy sandwich panels for aircraft cabins INTERACTIVE MOBILITY : Mobile app developer for on-board entertainment. RESCOLL: Technological innovator in the industrial usage of polymers, glued assemblies, surface treatments and material reaction to fire. SELA: ‘Clematis Management System’:   management of various systems and equipment, including lighting, video projection and wireless command keyboards. TEAM PLASTIQUE: Specialists in customised thermoforming. The company has designed a new thermo-pressure machine to make complex aeronautical components. WIN MS:  Fault search tool for aeronautical maintenance, reducing aircraft downtime. Should you need further information, don’t hesitate to contact: Catherine Ryall Press Officer, Business France catherine.ryall@businessfrance.fr  / +44 (0)20 7024 3613


Meet the Buyers event at Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group

Elise Lehy - 15-déc.-2015 13:52:51

On Wednesday 25 th  November, the Business France UK Industries & Cleantech team brought a delegation of 11 French SMEs working in the aerospace and defence sectors to meet with buyers at industry giant Marshall ADG’s headquarters in Cambridge. Prior to the event, Marshall ADG  and Business France selected French suppliers matching their specific procurement requirements. Throughout the process, Marshall ADG showed a strong interest in working with French companies, which was a decisive factor in making this event such a success. The day started with presentations by Business France, the Defence Equipment Attaché from the French Embassy in London and the Head of Procurement at Marshall ADG. This was followed by a guided tour of the land and aerospace divisions. Most importantly, the afternoon was dedicated to B2B meetings with buyers. According to early feedback from French attendees and Marshall’s buyers, the event was a success and a further example of French-British collaboration in these strategic sectors. The  Business France UK Industries & Cleantech team   would like to  thank the French Embassy services in London, the Business France aerospace team i n Paris, the CAI network and regional partners, and Marshall ADG for all of their efforts in making this event possible.


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The Industry and Cleantech Department assists French companies with their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and the UK. In order to maximise commercial opportunities between French and British companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in the UK, as well as offering other networking opportunities and individual partnering services. We cover a range of sectors including the aerospace, defence, nuclear/energy, environmental, automotive, naval, construction, and sub-contracting industries. Industry and Cleantech Department Michael Yates Manager, Industry and Cleantech Department michael.yates@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3636    Marie Bicrel Senior Trade Development Adviser marie.bicrel@businessfrance.fr Tel: +44 (0)20 7024 3623 Environment, Aerospace and Security Jonathan Kazimierski Trade Development Adviser jonathan.kazimierski@businessfrance.f

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