Hamburg Aviation: The Circular Aircraft Cabin
How will we fly in 30 years?
How will we fly in 30 years?
The cluster organisation Hamburg Aviation sent an interdisciplinary team to the Cross Innovation Lab Klima: experts from various specialist areas of Hamburg's aviation industry worked with creative minds and cradle-to-cradle consultants to develop a research concept for the production of recyclable aircraft cabins.
In order to remain sustainable, aviation must reinvent itself and save CO2. Intensive research is already being conducted into new drive technologies and sustainable fuels to achieve this goal. In the Cross Innovation Hub, however, a new topic was considered - the aircraft cabin. The team asked itself how lightweight construction and high demands on materials can be combined with sustainability How do new, circular business models work?
Sustainable cabin production will require a variety of transformations in the coming years. A suitable production cycle system, a modular design that dispenses with composite materials, for example, and research into suitable materials - new solutions need to be found in a number of areas. The Cross Innovation Lab has taken a first step in this direction: Together with industrial designers Florian Hättich and Sebastian Mends-Cole, a new seat construction was designed, among other things.
The seat not only brings ergonomic benefits, but can also be returned 100% to the production cycle (C2C).
Initial analyses show a potential CO2 saving of almost 40 tonnes in the production of the seats for an A320 alone and a potential saving of over one tonne of CO2 on short-haul flights.
To underpin the relevance of the project, a future scenario for aviation in 2030 was developed, which underpins the transformation pressure in the industry with facts. Writer and storytelling expert Dr Claudia Rinke developed a strong narrative from this, which will now support the team in applying for research funding for the sustainable aircraft components.
Creative experts: Florian Hättich (Indeed Innovation), Sebastian Mends-Cole (BFGF Design Studios), Dr Claudia Rinke
People from the corporate side: André Herbst (Autoflug), Christian Keun (CompriseTec), Ann-Christin Krohn (C2C), Gaston Pukies (Capgemini engineering), Sandro Stefani (Ylipson), Karsten Wistuba (C2C), Florian Zager-Rode (Diehl)
In the Cross Innovation Lab, companies come together in changing constellations over a period of six weeks to work together on product developments in a stimulating environment. Experts from the creative industries are specifically involved in the process.
In the iterative work process, companies develop new products or product adaptations in a significantly reduced amount of time.
Hamburg Aviation is the aviation cluster of the Hamburg metropolitan region. It unites and networks more than 300 companies with a total of over 40,000 highly qualified employees. The companies united in the cluster cover the entire life cycle of an aircraft and its entire value chain.
CompriseTec is a technology company founded in 2006 for innovative composite and polymer applications. More than 20 engineers, technicians and specialists work on components for aviation, mechanical engineering and medical technology.
Capgemini Engineering combines the range of services between the digital and physical worlds. Innovative software is used to transform traditional manufacturing into Intelligent Industry. Capgemini Engineering is active in 30 countries with over 52,000 engineers and scientists in the fields of aviation, automotive, rail transport, communications, energy, life sciences, semiconductors, software & internet, space & defence and consumer goods.
Ylipson is an engineering company specialising in the following areas: Innovative Aircraft Engineering, ReCycling, ReUse, ReDesign, FEA, Testing, Certification, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Aviation, Transportation, Wind Energy and Medical Technology.
Diehl Aviation is an international supplier of avionics and cabin components such as galleys, on-board toilets and monuments, sanitary solutions for aircraft, fire protection, water supply and air conditioning.
Cradle to Cradle brings climate and resource protection together by focussing on recyclable and healthy materials, renewable energies, closed water cycles and fair working conditions in the design and production of products.
Autoflug has been committed to the rescue and safety of people for over 100 years. The company develops safety systems for vehicles on land, in the water and in the air.
Industrial / Produkt Design, Design for Circularity, User Experience, Illustration & Storyboarding
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