A three-year project co-initiated by Etihad Airways Engineering and Boeing aims to make an aircraft cabin smarter by networking its components—seats, galleys, lavatories and baggage bins. Dubbed iCabin, the research and development effort is gathering five German companies—Bühler Motor, Diehl Aviation (just renamed from Diehl Aerosystems), Jeppesen, KID Systeme and Zodiac Aerospace (which has a cabin equipment factory in Germany) as partners. Etihad Airways Engineering, ...

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