ZIM Aircraft Seating and AERQ collaborate to shape the future of the digitised cabin
Hamburg, 07 June 2023 – ZIM Aircraft Seating, a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of aircraft seats, and AERQ, a provider for digital cabin solutions, are collaborating to propose the integration of AERQ’s AERENA Inseat System into ZIM's seat design of ZIMLITE L, shaping the future of a digitised cabin together.
The outcome of this collaboration will be revealed at the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) 2023 in Hamburg (06-08 June). The integration of the AERENA Inseat System into ZIM's seat design is a fusion of both companies' strengths, creating an unmatched inflight experience.
ZIM Aircraft Seating offers seatings for Economy, Premium Economy and Business Classes for short-haul and long-haul aircraft. The company’s seat concepts are characterised by their intelligent, modular, and ergonomically optimised design that combines comfort and quality with an economically efficient use of the cabin. ZIM minimises operator acquisition, installation and maintenance costs through pre-certification, common parts, streamlined manufacturing, and easy maintenance combined with a high degree of individualisation so airlines can configure a unique product.
AERQ's AERENA platform allows for rapid content updates, changes of the UI and app management within days. The passenger devices become an integral part of the experience and many digital use cases will be supported. Bluetooth pairing will create an upscale entertainment for the passengers. Additionally, the inseat displays offer a brilliant 4K viewing experience. An optimised installation and state-of-the-art maintenance processes will help airlines to reduce costs.
“The integration of AERQ’s state-of-the-art inseat system will enhance the passenger experience as it complements the comfort of our seats with a cinematic viewing experience. AERQ and ZIM share the goal to make passengers time on board more valuable”, said Sven Achilles, Chief Executive Officer of ZIM Aircraft Seating.
“AERQ aims to bring digitalisation to the aircraft cabin for the benefit of airlines and passengers. Therefore, we are very pleased about the collaboration with ZIM. And we are very excited that the outcome of this collaboration will be showcased at theAIX in Hamburg”, said Son Yob (Louis) Pak, Co-Managing Director at AERQ.
AERQ'sAERENA Inseat Systems integrated into ZIM's ZIMLITE L seat row will be displayed at booth 6B30 of ZIM Aircraft Seating at the upcoming AIX from June6-8 in Hamburg, Germany.
About ZIM Aircraft Seating
ZIM Aircraft Seating is recognised for world leading design, engineering and manufacturing of aircraft seats. Their bespoke solutions maximise passengers’ comfort and, through intelligent design, provide optimum cabin solutions for an enjoyable journey. Originally founded within the historic aeronautics cluster at lake Constance, Germany, in2008, ZIM has grown to become a global leader for premium aircraft seats. With 40+ satisfied airline customers the top quality of German craftsmanship of a ZIM seat can be trusted. ZIM is constantly setting trends and create customisations for best-in-class premium seating solutions and a unique customer experience.
AERQ is a joint venture between LG Electronics and Lufthansa Technik. It was founded in2019 and is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany. With its roots in consumer electronics and aviation it uses the extensive knowledge from both parent companies to develop digital solutions for aircraft cabins. AERQ takes the digital transformation of aircraft cabins to a new level by turning them into spaces for new ideas and business development. Introducing AERENA – the platform for digital engagement, empowerment, and intelligence. Creating revenue, savings and growth through an open IT platform enabled by an Inseat System and Cabin Digital Signage. AERENA connects airlines, passengers and selected partners to kickstart a new global economy in the sky.