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The Intelligent & Smart Cabin is a key element on Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 777 flying test bed
Tuesday, 19 November 2019

"Intelligent & Smart Cabin" (i+sCabin) is a research project for the definition of standards for connected cabin features that was launched in 2018, comprising the industrial partners KID-Systeme, Buhler Motor, Diehl Aviation, Jeppesen, and Zodiac Aerospace (a Safran company).

i+sCabin is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, which has identified the research project as an important component of their aviation research program, endorsing the prioritization of the project with a €3.9 million grant.

With the Boeing Company and Etihad Engineering (part of the Etihad Aviation Group) this program has found premium sponsors which secures an international footprint for the achievements of this project. Prestigious university partners (the Baden- Wurttemberg Cooperative State University and the Hamburg University of Technology) are equally associated partners of the project as well.

Boeing's 2019 ecoDemonstrator program includes connected cabin technologies in which the i+sCabin is a key part of 777 test bed. Flying test installations on board Boeing's ecoDemonstrator 777 will allow the i+sCabin team to test the principles of cabin communications standards, wireless communications sensor networks and smart functions of galleys very early in the envisioned environment. Also, the team will be able to collect data for predictive health monitoring, making the real-flight environment a valuable addition to the project's test schedule.

i+sCabin is progressing well on schedule since its launch in 2018, with the main milestone of implementation and testing of the first version of the cabin communication standard expected towards the end of 2019 and in the course of 2020, and project finalization set for 2021.

As part of the ecoDemonstrator's flight test program, Boeing is bringing the aircraft to Germany's biggest airport in Frankfurt for a two-day program on November 19th and 20th. In addition, on November 20th the Etihad Aviation Group will invite to bilateral meetings between UAE and German representatives in order to discuss new future projects. The technology mission of Boeing's 2019 ecoDemonstrator program will be presented on both days to government officials, industry representatives and STEM students to help inspire the next generation in aerospace leadership."

Contact details from our directory:
KID Systeme GmbH Airborne Electrical Power Supplies, Passenger Communication Systems, Cabin Lighting, Waste Water Systems
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Airframer
Diehl Aviation GmbH Water Systems, Waste Water Systems, Lavatory Equipment, Aircraft Interior Bulkheads
Jeppesen Onboard Airport Navigation Systems
Related aircraft programs:
Boeing 777
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Cabin Interiors