May 29 2024  |  Events

In photos: Highlights from AIX 2024

By Robynne Trueman in Hamburg, Germany

The Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2024 kicked off in Hamburg, Germany, this morning. The event is taking place from May 28 to 30 in the Hamburg Messe and is bringing together 13,000 industry professionals and 400 exhibitors including more than 40 first-time exhibitors. AIX has seen steadily increasing attendance since the pandemic, with a 59 percent increase from 2022 to 2023. This year, the event is drawing its largest post-pandemic crowd to date.

As an official media partner for AIX 2024, PAX Tech is providing live updates from the show floor in Hamburg all week. 

CabinSpace LIVE

CabinSpace Live Theatre at the Hamburg Messe, AIX 2024

The doors for the first full day of networking opened at 8:00 AM local time, welcoming attendees and exhibitors to take to the show floor and attend various educational sessions. CabinSpace LIVE’s theatre space quickly became a ground for discussion of the future of cabin interiors.

The first panel kicked off at 10:00 AM. Moderated by Seth Miller, Founder & Editor-in-Chief of PaxExAero, “Connectivity: Perfect Partnerships” invited attendees to discuss the benefits of companies entering into partnerships that provide seamless connectivity to passengers through LEO, MEO and GEO coverage.

At 12:00 pm, David Whelan, Senior Analyst, Valour Consultancy, took to the stage to moderate a session on “Connectivity: The Big Switch” which looks at how airlines can best transition to delivering free Wi-Fi to passengers inflight.

This session was followed by “New Era: The Fascinating Future of the Aircraft Cabin”, moderated by Maryann Simpson, Director, of Jetway Communications Ltd. The discussion invited various suppliers and exhibitors at AIX to highlight their latest innovations that are shaping tomorrow’s cabin interiors.

The CabinSpace LIVE seminar sessions are free to attend for exhibitors and registered visitors.

From the Expo floor

The some 400 exhibitors taking to the show floor at AIX in Hamburg this week include a range of suppliers, from seating companies like Unum Aircraft Seating and Geven to lighting suppliers like IFPL Group and cabin equipment from the Bucher Group. 

Fabiana Ferraro, Marketing Officer, and Andrea Ferrara, Operations Assistant, Geven SpA 

Ryan McNeice, Co-Founder & CEO at AliceBluAero

Iby Bakos-Tonner - Global Marketing Manager & Jamie O'Donnell, Lead Aviation Designer, Muirhead

Filiz Kasim-Herr and Henry Friess, aviationscouts 

Regent Aerospace Corporation 

Sabeti Wain Aerospace 

Max Baigent, International Aerospace Sales Manager, ITT 

Beat Burlet, CEO, Bucher Group 

Bucher's ARTICART 

Diehl Aviation's Future Cabin display 

Guido van Geenan and Iris Hollinderbäumer, Diehl Aviation

Jacobo Mesta, Soisa Aircraft Interiors 

Yves Hendrickx, LSEAT

Rebecca Samson-Inclan and Valerie Glover, Simona Boltaron

Tapis Corporation's booth at AIX 

Lucio Iacobucci, President & CEO, Iacobucci Aerospace

Dedicated IFEC zone

This year, AIX has a Dedicated IFEC Zone, displaying the latest innovations in inflight entertainment, connectivity, digital tools, content services, hardware, software and satellites. This is an eye-opening walk-through with a glimpse into the IFEC solutions available for the passengers of tomorrow.

Laurent Safar, Adaptive Channel 

Bluebox Aviation 

Edward Dryden, President of Collins Aerospace, and Ken Sain, CEO, Panasonic Avionics Corporation 

Maik Brückner, Viasat Inc.


AERQ's AERENA IFE system in the GEVEN Essenza seat 

Ben Asmar, Safran Passenger Innovations

Samuel Blakeley and Karen Rogers, IFPL Group

Job Heimerikx - AirFi

Reza Rasoulian, Senior Vice President, Hughes

Highlighting the latest advancements in inflight connectivity and entertainment, this specialist area is located in halls B2 to B4.

Women In Aviation Panel  

The May 2024 issue of PAX Tech available at AIX in Hamburg 

Viasat hosted a Women in Aviation lunch event on May 29th at 12:30 PM, inviting women from airlines, suppliers and media to the Chicago Suite, A Hall, to listen to a panel of esteemed female leaders in aviation discuss the technologies that are driving change in the industry.

Women in Aviation Panel hosted by Viasat 

Michelle Munoz-Talcott, Senior Director, Marketing, Aviation & Energy at Viasat was the moderator for this panel. Panelists included Mariya Stoyinova, Crystal Cabin Awards jury and formerly JetBlue; Julieta McCurry, VP of In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Strategy, Delta Airlines; and Helga Huld Bjarnadóttir, Director Product and Service Management, Icelandair

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