The Airspace Explorer is also host to the industry’s first end-to-end connected IoT platform, bringing the “Internet of Things” to the aircraft cabin environment. This IoT platform links in real-time interconnected core cabin components (galleys, meal trolleys, seats, overhead bins, etc.), as well as allowing data exchange throughout the cabin for the crew, with real-time visibility from their PEDs.
One interesting example of new ‘connected’ innovation being tested on board the Airspace Explorer is the new wi-fi “Flex Display” technology. This is an ultra-thin and ultra-light cutting edge display technology, adapting to any cabin surface with minimum integration effort. Applied to the host surface like a ‘sticker’, it is the HMI (Human Machine Interface) of the future for both automotive and aeronautics.
This example, along with numerous other innovations on board the Airspace Explorer will help to deliver a more personalized travel experience, thanks to new services for the passenger while also enabling more efficient and sustainable aircraft operations and maintenance.