model-based certification, model-based systems engineering, connected cabin, cyber-secure communication, edge analytics, standardized application hosting, holistic cabin configuration

Project duration
January 01, 2022 - December 31,2025 (48 months)

Funding program
Aviation Research Program VI
Second Program Call 2020 - 2024

Project coordinator
Dipl.-Ing. Lothar Trunk
Diehl Aerospace GmbH
An der Sandelmuehle 13, 60439 Frankfurt
Tel.: + 49 69 5805-1461
E-Mail: lothar.trunk(at)diehl(dot)com


  • Diehl Aerospace GmbH, Frankfurt/Main
  • Bühler Motor GmbH, Nürnberg
  • Diehl Aviation Gilching GmbH, Gilching
  • Diehl Aviation Hamburg GmbH, Hamburg
  • Diehl Aviation Laupheim GmbH, Laupheim
  • Jeppesen GmbH, Neu-Isenburg
  • Safran Cabin Germany GmbH, Herborn
  • Thales Deutschland GmbH, Ditzingen
  • TUHH - Institut für Flugzeug-Kabinensysteme, Hamburg
  • Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart

Assoziierte Partner

  • The Boeing Company, Chicago, USA
  • Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg
  • ANS Consulting, Halle
  • Adient Aerospace Seating GmbH, Kaiserslautern
  • NEVEON Austria GmbH, Kremsmünster, Österreich
  • Thales AVS France SAS, Merignac, Frankreich
  • Thales Digital Solutions Inc., Montreal, Kanada
  • Thales Avionics Inc., Irvine, USA

Project objective

The approach of the i+sCabin2.0 research project is to enable sharing of data obtained from the cabin with ground stations during the flight for automated processing and evaluation using artificial intelligence.

A key driver behind this research project is to make air travel even safer and more passenger-friendly. The smart cabin will generate and network comprehensive information from highly developed systems and sensors to provide an updated overall picture of the cabin's condition. Airlines will be able to retrieve this information about the overall cabin environment and make servicing decisions in real time.

This data will also enable new levels of preventive maintenance. A wireless smart cabin network, designed as an open platform, will connect the smart applications, seats, kitchens, toilets and surfaces. The smart applications will identify the current status of systems, and provide an advance prediction of systems that may need to be repaired or replaced. This information will help airlines conduct preventive maintenance to ensure the availability and reliability of the cabin equipment and its many functions.

A smart networked cabin that communicates with the ground can optimize maintenance planning, increase airplane availability, digitize and standardize processes, and ultimately help keep airplanes running on schedule and passengers satisfied with their flying experiences.

Other applications are in development to connect passengers and flight attendants. These new functions will significantly improve comfort, service and cabin processes, by anticipating passengers' needs.