Japan-based inkjet printed OLED JOLED announced a partnership with Germany-based AERQ to integrate medium-sized OLED displays in aircraft cabins.
AERQ, interestingly, is a joint venture between LG Electronics and Lufthansa Technik, founded in 2019. AERQ aims to introduce innovative technologies to the aviation industry, and the company provides a digital ecosystem for aircraft cabins that consists of an open IT platform, inseat system, and Cabin Digital Signage. AERQ has already been showing large-area OLED display for aerospace applications (using panels by LG Display).
In the collaboration, JOLED and AERQ will work together to deliver the benefits of OLED displays and integrate them as a new standard to the aircraft industry through presenting a variety of touchpoints utilizing medium-sized OLED displays such as Cabin Digital Signage and an inseat system.
In December 2017 JOLED started commercial low-volume production of its 21.6" 4K OLED panels, at the company's pilot 4.5-Gen line, and in November 2019 the company announced that it has started sampling inkjet-printed OLED display panels in its 5.5-Gen (1300x1500 mm) production line in Nomi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Mass production at the Nomi fab is planned for later in 2020.