Cabin Innovation & Aircraft Seating

4 – 6 December 2018, Hamburg, Germany, ZAL TECH CENTER

Event overview

RedCabin continues… in delivering an independent platform for the Aviation Industry.

The risk of disruption as already observed in parallel industries is continuing and we will bring them all together to discuss, learn, collaborate and network.

Advisory Board and Early confirmed
Speakers and Guest


SEKISUI SPI’s KYDEX® Thermoplastics brand is recognized by designers, engineers, and OEMs as a leader in specialty polymers for aviation interiors. From flight deck to tail, this complete portfolio provides fully-compliant materials with excellent mechanical properties and a refined degree of

integral finish and color for an enhanced passenger experience.

Established in 1977 by Karen Caputo, Tapis Corporation is a market leader in aircraft interior seating and vertical surface soft goods. Tapis Corporation industries is a preferred supplier to all of the worlds major OEM seating manufacturers and is offerable with Recaro seating, Rockwell Collins and Zodiac seating. Based in Armonk, New York, USA, Tapis Corporation supplies synthetic leather, synthetic suede and other high-performance fabrics for commercial and business jet interiors.


Reell Precision Manufacturing provides high-quality innovative solutions to transmit torque, control angular position and protect delicate components from excessive force. Combining the world’s most precisely controlled torque technology with the industry’s most experienced engineering team provides a perfect product fit in customer applications. Reell’s patented technology is widely used in the consumer electronics, automotive, aircraft interiors, medical technology, workstation furniture, kiosk/data terminal, and architectural lighting industries.

Reell offers transportation seating solutions for positioning headrests, armrests, leg rests, and entertainment components such as video screens and meal trays for both seatback mounting and in-arm storage.

For seating comfort you can rely on Reell Precision technology, which is used in premium automotive and aviation solutions worldwide for many years.
For more information about any of Reell’s products and services, please contact Reell or visit

STG Aerospace develops innovative and cost-effective lighting solutions for the aviation industry. Established in 1995, STG Aerospace understands the challenges faced by todays leading airlines, MROs and OEMs  and continues to push the boundaries in technology and product applications to meet their needs. STG Aerospace leads the development of photoluminescence in aviation and continues to innovate in other specialist lighting applications including LED cabin mood lighting and signage; providing easy-to-install, reliable products that save weight which reduces operational and maintenance costs.

Beadlight is a specialist and pioneer in LED in-seat reading lights. Beadlight design and manufacture their lights, working on the principles of safety, quality and design. Beadlight in-seat reading lights combine that certain design flair with patented diffusion technology where other lights just cannot compete. Beadlight works with international design houses and lighting consultants covering not only the world of premier aircraft seating but also those of Mega Yachts, Cruise Ships and World Class hotels.

Pexco Aerospace is the world’s leading extruder and fabricator of Aerospace grade resins for commercial interior applications, including seat track covers, wire management, structural support, edge protection, bump strips, and lighting lenses.   Constantly focused on innovation, Pexco provides products used throughout the aircraft and has developed capabilities that allow for basic extrusions to be crafted into complex shapes to enhance the design aesthetic of any cabin while oftentimes reducing cost and taking weight out of the cabin.  Visit for more information.

MEDIA Partner:

Aircraft Interiors International is celebrating its 20th Anniversary during 2018 and over the last 20 years it has grown to become the industry’s premier publication. With an ABC audited circulation of just short of 14,000 buyers and key decision makers, the hard copy format is extremely valued by readers for detailed content, sense

of style and easy- to-read format, and appreciated by advertisers for consistently gene- rating strong sales leads and wider brand recognition. Industry news is delivered through our weekly email service linked to our website You are welcome to take a complimentary copy during the Conference.

Main topics to be discussed

  • Industry Overview and Trends
  • Cabin lighting
  • Perceived Value – perceived comfort
  • Seats that stimulate variation of posture
  • Airline Panel: YC seats
  • “Continued product segmentation”
  • What if a seat is not for seating
  • High Performance Materials
  • “Physical and digital harmony”
  • The Digital Cabin
  • Regulator perspective on the use of Predictive Analytics tools
  • Panel Discussion : Use of Alternative/PMA Parts in the cabin
  • Regulator Panel Discussion: Certification of new materials
  • Color, material and finishing
  • Hard plastics: Cabin plastics as not just protective coatings
  • The Race for Data and new models for collaboration
  • Using research data and comfort research to design a seat
  • Health Management Systems
  • Comfort Science

What our past delegates experienced

“For airline it was great opportunity to listen to top airline cabin development presentations.”

Manager Products & Services Strategy (Aircraft Cabin), CS&Products Services, ANA

“Very constructive atmosphere, good presentations, very good level of discussions and participants,

speednetworking is a good idea and workshops a good alternative to presentations only.”

Director Liaison Office Abu Dhabi, Diehl Aerospace Abu Dhabi

„Great content, great participants, great location”

Executive Vice President Research & Development, Recaro Aircraft Seating

“Got to be the best event I have attended. Personal, open, great group willing to discuss and share common experiences/challenges and opportunities.”

Design Director, Factory Design

“Fantastic conference. Very effective to meet with existing relations and meet new ones. Well organized. Good topics for workshops. Very friendly atmosphere from everybody. Very honest and open discussions.”

General Manager, ADSE

“Versatile program with speeches and interactive modules. International/interdisciplinary audience.”

Director Strategic Partnering, BMW Design Works

“Different approach, more practically than other conferences. Better direct contacts with participants and airlines. Workshops good. More open discussion. Good organisation, hospitality.”

Business Development Director, Metzeler Schau

What you will experience on site

KEYNOTE SPEECH Get to know in-depth knowledge, listen and learn from industry experts, including OEMs, Airlines, regulators, seat manufacturers, and materials suppliers.

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE Q&A Interact with our panelists, and ensure that all of your questions are answered during these sessions.

SPEED NETWORKING Break the ice and get to know your industry peers in these fast-paced one-to-one meetings. Greet each participant in this series of brief exchanges and share your professional background.

INTERACTIVE WORKING GROUP Get an in depth approach to these hands-on themes. Discuss, brainstorm, elaborate and work together in this interactive session.

Tutorials and workshops are also an excellent chance to interact with other people in your area of interest.

EVENING DINNER RedCabin invites you to a Dinner. Take this opportunity to network and make new business contacts. Or just relax and round off your first conference day.