Connected cabin, smart galley, cyber-physical operations,lighting system, localization, catering, Model-based Systems Engineering

Project duration

May 01, 2016 – April 30, 2019 (36 months)

Funding code

FKZ 20K1510D

Funding program

Aviation Research Program V
Second Program Call 2016 - 2019

Project coordinator

Dr. Matthias Kreutz
Zodiac Premium Galleys
Dr.-Siegfried-Straße, 35745 Herborn 
Tel.: +49-2772-707-9129
E-Mail: matthias.kreutz(at)zodiacaerospace(dot)com

Project objective

The objective of the ConCabInO project is to design a more efficient aircraft transport system by integrating information and communication technologies in the aircraft cabin, with the result that cabin processes are digitally supported for optimized information-centric cabin operations.

In the subproject "Specification and integration of cyber-physical operations and business processes in the cabin", the institute for aircraft cabin systems is contributing at the interface of cabin processes and technical solutions of system manufacturers and cabin equipment, takes into account the requirements of the airlines and provides digital cabin status information to and from the ground.

The objective of the subproject is to design a process specification for the operational and business processes in the aircraft cabin in such a way that it enables the overall objective of information-centric cabin operations. For this purpose, the information technology requirements and processes in the cabin as well as their interlink to the central cabin management system and all related stakeholders, actors and cabin systems have to be considered. Selected topics where the physical cabin and passenger processes (e.g. preflight checks, catering, boarding and cabin operations with portable devices) are supported by technologies of so-called cyber-physical systems are implemented and demonstrated as possible solutions. Conceptual work takes account of the fact that, as a result of a general trend in cabin management systems and hitherto strictly separated in-flight entertainment systems, the functions of cabin operation, entertainment, information, connectivity and the use of passenger equipment are increasingly merging.