Striking success for KID-Systeme and Mirus

 

Buxtehude, 10th April 2018 – KID-Systeme is selected by Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd. as single source USB supplier for Mirus’ seat solutions. The SKYpower system will be seen on the Hawk seat as part of Mirus’ significant launch contract with AirAsia. The contract contains the delivery for 300 aircraft, spanning at least a decade.

 

SKYpower offers the flexibility to work with the latest cabin and consumer technologies and will be accessed by IFE peripheral experts IFPL. The system marks the customer’s movement to enhance passenger experience. The high-power USB socket itself, and the In-Seat Power Supply unit minimise both weight and intrusion into the passenger space, whilst providing enhanced passenger experience for WiFi equipped cabins.

 

“Today we celebrate a striking success in Asia together with Mirus and we are pleased to announce our new relationship with MIRUS and IFPL, offering an innovative, low cost, low weight & high power USB solution. The system can be installed on Airbus line-fit aircraft as well as on all types of retrofit programmes”, says Jens Markworth, VP Sales KID-Systeme GmbH.

 

“The innovative and open approach of Mirus, KID-Systeme and IFPL has enabled a step change in the integration of peripherals into the seat. This solution demonstrates that ergonomics and aesthetics do not have to be compromised to deliver a low cost, low weight integrated solution. In fact, it provides a significant enhancement to the passenger experience and competitive advantage to an airline” states David Thomas, VP Business Development at IFPL.

 

SKYpower™ - is designed with high power efficiency and low standby power in mind and is manufactured by KID-Systeme. It is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in-seat power and cabin power management systems available on the market today. The product is designed to guarantee airline passengers sufficient power to use their personal electronic devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets, while in flight.

Mirus signs exclusive agreement with KID-Systeme for USB Power.

 

iCabin: RESEARCH FOR A NETWORKED INTELLIGENT AIRCRAFT CABIN OF TOMORROW

 

April 10th 2018 - Aerospace suppliers are working together with Boeing and Etihad Airways Engineering in an international research project, co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

 

A consortium of leading aerospace companies, supported by associated partners, have launched an ambitious research project that is aimed at providing the basis for aircraft cabin designs of the future, in particular by also connecting separate cabin applications such as seating, galleys and lavatories without cabling. Among the key goals are the integration of cabin systems, and generating a real-time overview of the status of all aircraft cabin areas.

 

For this purpose, the partners Bühler Motor, Diehl (also as project leader), Jeppesen, KID-Systeme and Zodiac Aerospace (a Safran company) have joined forces. They are supported by the associated partners Boeing, the Baden Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Etihad Airways Engineering and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). In addition, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is providing co-funding as part of its aviation research support, contributing an expected amount of 3.9 million Euros to iCabin. Having started at the beginning of 2018, the research project has an expected completion date of March 31, 2021.

 

Each partner is bringing in relevant competences of its product portfolio, ranging from actuation for seats to cabin management systems, cabin interior hardware, connectivity, aircraft operating experience to aircraft integration. The expected result will be a networked system, offering increased comfort and an enhanced travel experience for passengers as well as optimized maintenance cycles and cabin operations for airlines.

 

Involvement of KID Systeme

KID Systeme GmbH, an internationally present company, is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Airbus. KID Systeme is a leading supplier for electronic cabin systems and services, both for commercial airliners and business jets. The company’s product portfolio covers in-seat power, on-board connectivity, wireless content service as well as safety systems.

As partner for iCabin, KID Systeme focuses on network architecture and the continuous development of digital data networks.

 

SKYfi the new catalogue selection for the OEM’s E-Jets E2 Program

 

Buxtehude, September 2017 – KID-Systeme’s SKYfi Club – a wireless streaming onboard platform for passenger and corporate aircraft – has been selected by Embraer as catalogue linefit option for the OEM’s E-Jets E2 Program. Airline customers are able to choose KID-Systeme’s streaming solution on aircraft types E195-E2, E190-E2 and E175-E2. The hardware will be offered by Embraer, customized software solutions will be provided to the airline customers by KID.

 

SKYfi Club streams content to passengers’ personal electronic devices, allowing them to access the available entertainment options, such as movies, e-books and magazines. The technology is based on the trusted ALNA (Airline Network Architecture) connectivity platform, which flies on over 650 aircraft already. The mature system provides a scalable and modular architecture adaptable to customer need. It enables a wide range of additional services such as GSM telephony, internet access and data services. Further SKYfi can be complemented by SKYpower, KID-Systeme’s in-seat power and cabin power management system.

 

Peter Schetschine, Managing Director of KID comments: "KID-Systeme is honoured and delighted about this selection. It is a recognition for our continuous striving for value adding innovations, high quality products and first class customer service."

The E-Jets E2s, consisting of three aircraft types, entering into the market as the second generation of the Embraer E-jet family.

KID’s Wireless Content Streaming selected for the Embraer E-Jet family.

 

SAUDIA selects KID’s Wireless Content Streaming solution

 

Buxtehude, August 2016 – KID-Systeme’s SKYfi Club – a wireless streaming onboard platform for passenger and corporate aircraft – has been selected by Saudia as linefit on it’s fleet of 20 A330 and 30 A320. Saudia will present this premium content streaming ‎service as unique passenger experience under the brand SAUDIA SKYfi.

 

SKYfi Club streams content to passengers’ personal electronic devices, allowing them to access the available entertainment options, such as movies, e-books and magazines. The technology is based on the trusted ALNA (Airline Network Architecture) connectivity platform, which flies on over 650 aircrafts already. The mature system provides a scalable and modular architecture adaptable to customer need. It enables a wide range of additional services such as GSM telephony, internet access and data services. Further SKYfi can be complemented by SKYpower, KID-Systeme’s in-seat power and cabin power management system.

 

"We are pleased to announce Saudia as our launch customer for SKYfi. This is a groundbreaking milestone and proof of success for KID-Systeme”, says Peter Schetschine, General Manager KID-Systeme GmbH. “Equipped with an advanced inflight-mediatainment system, Saudia will underline their high technical standards and enrich passengers travel comfort and satisfaction with an unique and individual entertainment experience".

 

Saudia operates with one of the largest aircraft fleet in the Middle East. The airline provides a broad range of inflight entertainment solutions to offer their passengers a unique and memorable inflight experience with first airline in the region to offer streaming capability and inflight Wi-Fi.

 

Saudia constantly continues their plan to press ahead with modernization and upgrading their fleet. From now on, integrating SKYfi Club, guests of Saudia are enabled to stream content on their personal electronic devices with KID for the first time. Saudia selected the current available SKYfi™ lounge catalogue.

 

"We are very happy to continue working with KID-Systeme who has always been a reliable partner and supplier for our integrated cabin power systems, says Eng. Saleh Al-Jasser, Director General of Saudia. “Offering wireless content streaming is the next step paving the way to an improved inflight experience and satisfy passenger’s needs. Therefore we are very excited to cooperate with KID-Systeme to enlarge our inflight entertainment selection. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for the connected passenger on board."

 

First aircraft delivery to Saudia Arabian Airlines was in mid-August 2016. All aircrafts will be line-fit equipped with SKYfi™ lounge solution, starting with the aircraft type A330.

Stream and Dream onboard

Stream and Dream onboard of Saudia powered by KID-Systeme.

 

Peter Schetschine appointed to General Manager of KID-Systeme GmbH

 

Buxtehude, June 01, 2016 – KID-Systeme GmbH announces the extension of its Management Board to a multi-member Board. Effective from 1st of May Peter Schetschine, previously Vice President Customer Affairs, has been appointed General Manager of KID-Systeme with the focus of Customer Relationship.

 

Next to Managing Director Patrick Schrot, Peter Schetschine will be responsible for the overall revenue generation including business development, product line management, sales, customer program management, marketing communications and events.

 

Peter Schetschine started his career in the aircraft industry more than 25 years ago after graduating in physical science und physiology. Since then he held a variety of senior management positions in engineering, business development and sales at KID-Systeme and Airbus. Peter Schetschine has been part of KID-Systeme GbmH since its formation in 1999 and challenged the growing international business of KID as Vice President of Customer Affairs. As leader of sales, marketing and communications he has a strong record managing many sales and marketing campaigns, international exhibitions and building global sales networks.

Peter Schetschine

Effective from 1st of May Peter Schetschine, previously Vice President Customer Affairs, has been appointed General Manager of KID-Systeme with the focus of Customer Relationship.

 

Embraer E2 maiden flight with SKYpower

 

Buxtehude, May 25, 2016 - KID is proud to have been a part of the Embraer E190–E2 maiden flight celebrated on 23rd of May in São José dos Campos, Brazil! The event kicked off the Embraer flight testing campaign for its enhanced EJet series. KID’s in-seat and cabin power management system SKYpower provides comprehensive and abundant power on board the new prototype. SKYpower enables passengers to charge their devices in-flight.

 

In addition to the E190-E2, KID will also equip the aircraft types E175-E2 and E195-E2. The new E2 generation is providing SKYpower classic to supply AC-power to the cabin and cockpit area.

 

This is a major milestone for the manufacturer and its engineering team as well as for KID. A dedicated KID team with extensive teamwork experience has been involved in this project for some time.

 

To gain an impression of the maiden flight go to: https://youtu.be/C-3m__yRBkg

Embraer E2

The new E2 generation is providing SKYpower to supply In-Seat power to the cabin and cockpit area.