The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) has released an INSIGHT paper focussed on the aircraft cabin interiors opportunity for the UK. The paper draws on research conducted by Achieving the Difference and Cranfield University in 2019.
The UK has an estimated turnover exceeding £2bn in the cabin interiors market. Given the breakneck progress
of technology in other areas of aircraft design and manufacture, and the need to reduce the environmental
impact of aviation, the cabin interiors market is ripe for innovation. In this INSIGHT, the ATI sets out the rationale
and opportunity for more innovation in cabin interiors based on market assessment, economic potential and
the UK’s strong position.
The analysis identifies five technology themes that show great promise for growth and alignment with UK
capabilities; it then describes 32 specific high-potential technologies that sit below these themes. This INSIGHT
initiates a clear plan to catalyse innovation in UK cabin interiors. The ATI will engage throughout the supply chain
to support the formation of collaborations and technology projects, and drive disruptive innovation through new
and existing mechanisms.