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Aircraft Interiors Expo 2020


Global Market Leader for Aircraft Interiors

Hamburg — It’s time to prepare for the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo 2020, taking place March 31 to April 2, in Hamburg, Germany. As the global market leader for airline interior design and cabin systems engineering, Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) is the launch pad for every conceivable product type from cabin management systems; cleaning; fasteners; finishing; flooring; food and food service equipment; galleys and galley equipment; in-flight entertainment and communication; interior paints and coverings; lavatory and waste equipment; lighting/LED; seating and fabrics; repairs and restoration; safety, emergency and security; to wiring and fiber optics. In early April, buyers from around the world will once again come to Hamburg to address the key issues of the industry, such as weight savings, space efficiency and innovative refurbishment solutions. The 21st edition of the event will attract 1,200+ airline buyers and 14,000+ industry professionals. The organizer, Reed Exhibitions, is expecting close to 600 exhibitors from 30 countries, with a foreign share of 70% and 20% or 120 exhibitors of them from the United States.

Matching International Buyers with U.S. Companies

With some 120 registered U.S. companies, the United States once again provides a substantial contingent of foreign exhibitors at AIX 2020. The overall list of exhibitors is available here. Please note that due to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective since May 2018, the organizer no longer allows to limit your search to a specific country. The U.S. Commercial Service stands ready to put the U.S. exhibitors in touch with international buyers and distributors. A special focus is on a select number of companies in the Washington State Pavilion (booth 6E80) which is part of the larger Hanse-Pavilion. They are featured in the Exhibitor Support Program (ESP) and are looking for buyers and partners from all over Europe and beyond.

Please look at the AIX 2020 ESP participants below, select the companies that you are interested in, provide your contact information by email to commercial specialist Moritz Holst ( and the U.S. Commercial Service will help you to get in touch with them. If you would like to receive further assistance, we can also facilitate an introduction to these companies!

Altek, Inc., Liberty Lake, Washington (6E80)

Altek has been serving the Medical Industry since its conception in 1981 and the Aerospace Industry since 1996. Altek manufactures and assembles a significant amount of Commercial Aircraft Interiors such as PSU Panels, Filler Panels, Window Shade Assemblies, Storage Bin Hardware, Seating Sub-Assemblies and Modular Lavatory Interiors. We also manufacture a variety of Power Supply Housings, Proximity Switch Housings and Hardware, Smart Stem Housings for Wheel Assemblies and Subcomponents for ABS Breaking Systems. We are one of our regions premier contract manufacturers with core competencies in Injection Molding, Mold Tooling, Machining, Bonding, Finishing, Assembly & Test.

General Plastics Manufacturing Co., Tacoma, Washington (6E80)

General Plastics has been a leading innovator in the plastics industry for more than 75 years. The company develops and manufactures its signature LAST-A-FOAM brand series of rigid and flexible polyurethane foam products, composite assemblies and finished custom parts. Directly or through its network of distributors, General Plastics supplies to the aerospace and defense, nuclear containment, tooling, composite core, prototype & modeling, and many other markets. General Plastics is certified to ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D and meets rigorous demands of a number of leading quality systems, including but not limited to NQA-1, Mil-I-45208A and Boeing Company D6-82479.

IDEA International, Mukilteo, Washington (6E80)

IDEA International is a Seattle, Washington-based aerospace engineering consultancy that supports OEM’s, suppliers, MRO facilities and airlines on an international level. IDEA has many years of experience with in the interiors segment and can support analysis, certification and testing and is as equally familiar with Airbus and Boeing platforms. IDEA supports many areas of the aircraft from interior monuments, seats (economy and business), Wi-Fi connectivity, cargo systems, structural modifications, conversions, etc.

Keltia Design, Inc., Everett, Washington (6E80)

Keltia provides both on-site aerospace design services along with industry experienced recruiting services and CATIA V5 and other CAD training services. The company was founded by Kevin Burtchaell in 2000. Kevin is a degreed engineer and has been working in the aerospace industry for over 20 years, with industry leaders like Boeing, Bombardier, Goodrich, Messier-Dowty and Allied Signal (now Honeywell) in the Unites States, Canada and Europe. This experience has not only given Keltia a comprehensive understanding of key systems and disciplines of aerospace engineering but also unique credibility with candidates and clients alike.


Your U.S. Commercial Service Contact

At the show, aerospace specialist Moritz Holst will be working the floor to connect the U.S. exhibitors with potential buyers and partners from all over the world. Should one of your goals be to get in touch with U.S. exhibitors, then definitely let us know. To request additional support leading up to AIX 2020, or to receive advice on the German market, please contact:

Moritz von Holst
U.S. Commercial Service Munich
Phone: +49 (89) 2888-754

For more information on AIX 2020 please visit the organizer's website

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