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E-enabled Cabin and Associated Logistics for Improved Passenger Services and Operational Efficiency

Objective

The volume of passengers and complexity of airports have diminished air travel quality to the point where it affects passengers universally, irrespective of travel class. The declining ?end-to-end? travel quality is increasingly caused by the negative emotions generated in gaining access to the aircraft and the significant difference between home life and life on-board. E-Cab solves these problems by giving greater control to passengers by collecting, manipulating and providing information. This allows passengers to know when they are expected on the aircraft, to know the location of their luggage and to determine if they have time to carry out leisure activities in the airport (eating, shopping etc) or to maximise productive time for business purposes. On-board the aircraft, passengers shall have control over the means by which they access their connectivity, with options ranging from mobile phones, PDAs, laptop computers to the classical IFE interface. The passengers shall also be given the means to control their use of time on-board the aircraft by being able to, for example, order meals at times that suit their individual needs. Offering this control is not possible with the current infrastructure so there is a considerable research task in developing the best means of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the airlines processes so that they are able to offer passengers this control in an economically feasible manner. To correctly manage the complexity of the development task, these technical aspects are divided into four main streams covering respectively: Passenger Services, People Moving, Freight Handling and Catering Services. The successful completion of this project shall provide the airports and airlines with an environment that enables the possibility of offering a step change in service concepts, ensuring reduced passenger frustration and increased competitive advantage for the European participants.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Address
Kreetslag 10
95 01 09 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (32)

ASCOM (SWITZERLAND) LTD.
Switzerland
Address
Belpstr. 37
Bern
B&W ENGINEERING GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Junkerstrasse 4 - 6
Neu Ulm
VOITH ENGINEERING SERVICES S.A.R.L
France
Address
17 Avenue Didier Daurat - Bât Euclide
Blagnac
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3 Rue Michel Ange
Paris
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
Address
9 Rond-point Des Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
Paris
DIEHL LUFTFAHRT ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Donaustrasse 120
Nuernberg
DANSK TEKNOLOGI UDVIKLINGSAKTIESELSKAB
Denmark
Address
Oestre Teglvaerksvej 24
Alleroed
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Willi-messerschmitt-strasse
Munich
BUCHER LEICHTBAU AG
Switzerland
Address
Industriestrasse 1A
Fällanden
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
College Road
Cranfield, Bedford
GIUNTI LABS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Bolognese, 165
Firenze
UNIVERSITY OF MALTA
Malta
CENTRO IBERLOG, ASSOCIAÇÃO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DA LOGÍSTICA E DA ORGANIZAÇÃO
Portugal
Address
Av Prof Dr Cavaco Silva, 33 - Taguspark
Porto Salvo
IDENTEC SOLUTIONS AG
Austria
Address
Millennium Park 2
Lustenau
JETTAINER GMBH
Germany
Address
Am Prime Parc 13
Raunheim
MICROTECH INTERNATIONAL S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul. Wolowska 20
Wroclaw
ONAIR N.V.
Netherlands
Address
Heathrowstraat 10 (Sloterdijk)
Amsterdam
RHEINMETALL DEFENCE ELECTRONICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Brueggeweg 54
Bremen
FUNDACIÓN ROBOTIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico. Edificio 202.
Zamudio (Bizkaia)
SELEX COMMUNICATIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Pieragostini 80
Genova
SIEMENS BUSINESS AND SERVICES GMBH
Germany
Address
Otto Hahn Ring 6
Munich
SIEMENS BUSINESS SERVICES SPOL. S R.O.
Czechia
Address
Evropska 33A
Praha 6
ULTRA ELECTRONICS LIMITED TRADING AS ULTRA ELECTRONICS AIRPORT SYSTEMS
United Kingdom
Address
417 Bridport Road
Greenford
SOCIETE INTERNATIONALE DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AERONAUTIQUES
Belgium
Address
Avenue Henri Matisse 14
Brussels
THALES AVIONICS UK
United Kingdom
Address
88 Bushey Road
London
TERMA A/S
Denmark
Address
Hovmarken 4
Lystrup
TRIAGNOSYS GMBH
Germany
Address
Argelsrieder Feld 22
Wessling
THALES AVIONICS SA
France
Address
Rue De Villiers, 45
Neuilly Sur Seine
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Schoenmakerstraat 97
Delft
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
Bremen
DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH
Germany
Address
Alte Nussdorfer Strasse 23
Ueberlingen
SIEMENS AG
Germany
Address
Wittelsbacher Platz 2
Munich