The interface for the cabin crew to monitor and manage all cabin-related aircraft functions is provided by the cabin management system (CMS). It comprises the lighting in the cabin, the signals and calls for passengers, the controls for the kitchen and bathrooms, and the intercoms in the cabin. The water waste and fire protection systems frequently communicate with the cabin management system as well. Modern cabin management systems have a highly modular and scalable distributed architecture. The lighting, blinds, and A/V sources in the cabin can be controlled via cabin management systems, which can also occasionally be tailored to meet particular aesthetics or moods. Depending on the CMS, seat settings can be individually controlled by climate and entertainment choices, all of which can be managed via a touchscreen interface. Passengers’ cellphones, tablets, and laptops may be able to stream music and videos through a cabin management system. In some cases, passengers’ seats can be used by cabin management systems to operate Blu-ray or DVD players. The cabin management system may also enable passengers to watch real-time flight maps with immediate flight data. Since line-replaceable units differ from aircraft to aircraft depending on cabin control and cabin functionality, not all cabin management systems are created equal. This gives aircraft owners the opportunity to add new or improved cabin management system capability to their current aircraft cabin interiors.
Major factors driving the growth of the market
For the two biggest commercial jet manufacturers, 2021 was a year of recovery after a more than difficult 2020 caused by the COVID-19 epidemic. Despite the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine, 2022 is already well under way and is anticipated to be another year of recovery for the commercial aircraft manufacturing business. However, there is still a long way to go before deliveries resume to their pre-pandemic levels at Boeing and Airbus. Hence there will be significant demand for aircraft liveries in the years to come. Also there will be significant demand from the marketing segment where an event or product will be promoted by airlines around the world. International sporting events and movie promotions will provide additional growth for the aircraft cabin management systems market.
Trends influencing the growth of the market
Systems that are adaptable, open-platform, robust, and can integrate with external applications are vital. Additional features include wireless seat monitoring, integrated video surveillance, dynamic lighting and projection scenarios for the cabin, and predictive health management. It has a high-speed Gigabit backbone network for data transfer, attendant panels and wireless sensors, a distributed system with a scalable design that can be adjusted to aircraft size and different LOPAs, all of which are in line with the industry’s push towards IoT of the cabin (layout of passenger accommodations).
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) projects that both passenger and freight traffic should quadruple by 2035. An increase in middle-class disposable income and the emergence of low-cost airlines are two factors that have contributed to an increase in airline passengers. The demand for in-flight entertainment and connectivity services has grown significantly along with the increase in airline passengers. The number of passengers flying has increased in major nations like Canada, the United States, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Saudi Arabia, and India. When people seek to escape the monotonous routine that has emerged as the “new normal” in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, this behavior is referred to as revenge travel or tourism. It also results from a condition known as “lockdown fatigue,” or exhaustion that worsens as a result of monotony. When their aircraft is undergoing other maintenance that prolongs downtime or when they want to raise the value of their aircraft, Aircraft owners frequently consider upgrading the cabin management solutions. This is due to the fact that cabin management systems eventually become outdated, with equipment either breaking down beyond repair or losing support from the original manufacturer. Additionally, because technology is continuously developing and changing, many aircraft owners will want to take advantage of the most recent advancements in passenger comfort and communication. These factors significantly increase the demand for Cabin Management Systems.
Authenticating crew as they enter the cockpit or using a seatback device to customize the media or shopping options available to passengers. In-flight digital services provided by airlines are likewise becoming into a hub of innovation. The innovative strategy used by Singapore Airlines, airfree, and Thales in creating KrisShop on KrisWorld demonstrates that in-flight purchasing will progress much beyond flipping through a well-worn catalogue in the future.
In recent years, frequent travelers have shown a keen interest in noise cancelling in consumer gadgets. The MYZONE from ACM Aircraft Cabin Management uses active noise cancellation (ANC) technology beyond the headrest. The device, which is adaptable to any airline seat, may also use window panels and other cabin elements as loudspeakers, according to its inventors, resulting in a sizable 3 dB reduction in aircraft noise.