Airbus and Royole collaborate to demonstrate a flexible-OLED based digital inflight magazine

Airbus and Royole teamed up to demonstrate a digital inflight magazine - that makes use of a thin flexible OLED panel.

Airbus OLED-enabled digital flight magazine photo

The two companies have been working together since 2018, and are now presenting a prototype device. The device looks like an iPad, but feels like a flexible magazine. The OLED display looks better than currently-used LCD displays in airplane seats, and also consumes less power and are also lighter.

DPI Labs install OLED TV displays on a VVIP Boeing 767

US-based aircraft cabin technology developers DPI Labs announced that its 4K OLED displays for business and VVIP aircraft cabins are now available. In fact the company completed the first installation of its OLED displays (55-inch and 65-inch) on a VVIP Boeing 767 in January 2021.

This first OLED installation included a complete DPI cabin management system consisting of passenger and cabin crew control panels, audio/video distribution, cabin control modules and DPI’s multi-colored LED cabin lighting.

JOLED and AERQ to integrate medium-sized OLED displays in aircraft cabins

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).

JOLED and Rosen Aviation to co-develop medium-sized OLED solutions for aircraft interiors

JOLED announced a partnership with Rosen Aviation, specialists in aviation display technology, to develop and integrate medium-sized OLED displays into aircraft interiors.

Rosen and JOLED already revealed a "first illustration of their capabilities" with a 22" 4K OLED display back in 2019. The companies say that they will launch new OLED displays in a variety of sizes at AIX 2021 (April 2021.

LGD to showcase new automotive, aerospace and consumer OLED technologies at CES 2020

LG Display announced that it will demonstrate several new OLED technologies at CES 2020 in Las Vegas next week (January 7-10).

LGD aerospace OLED demonstrator CES 2020

First up, LG Display will show new applications for the aerospace market - including 55" transparent and flexible OLEDs used in airplane cabins. LG will also demonstrate a 65" bendable OLED TV, suitable for first-class cabins, that enable users to adjust the curvature of the TV to create a more immersive experience when required. It seems as if interest in OLEDs is increasing in the aerospace industry.

Boeing installs OLEDs in its 2019 777 ecoDemonstrator plane

Boeing's ecoDemonstrator is an innovation program that takes promising technologies and tests them in a real aircraft. The company chooses a different airplane each year to test the new technologies.

In 2019 Boeing chose a 777 aircraft, and installed several new technologies with an aim to test enhanced safety, reduced fuel consumption and noise - and also to make for a better passenger experience. In 2019 Boeing installed OLED displays as main displays and also in the ceiling. Boeing may adopt such OLEDs in future aircrafts.

Lufthansa Technik join forces with LG to develop OLED displays for commercial aircraft cabins

Lufthansa Technik announced a joint venture with LG Electronics to develop, produce and market OLED displays for commercial aircraft cabins. The venture will be based in Hamburg, Germany and will commence operations in the first half of 2019.

Lufthansa Technik and LG, OLED cabin display concept

Lufthansa says that LG's lightweight and flexible OLED display technologies could be used to create new markets for on-board aircraft applications such as welcome screens in entrance areas, and interior linings. The image above shows a proposed application, promoting upgrade options during the boarding phase.

The UK launches a new project that aims to improve airtight bonding in OLED lighting devices

The UK innovation agency (Innovate UK) has launched a new 30-month project called UltraWELD, which aims to improve airtight bonding in OLED lighting for aerospace and defense applications. The project partners will develop photonic-based processes for highly dissimilar material joining.

UltraWELD - OLED OPV prototyping line at the CPI

Current dissimilar materials joining is mainly done using adhesive bonding - a highly flexible and low cost process, but one that cannot provide truly hermetic bonds, which reduces the performance of the panels and can lead to optical damage.

Aura announce its premium aircraft, with OLED displays

US-based Aura is a new semi-private boutique airline. Aura announced its new aircraft design, and two different classes - first and wave. The wave class includes OLED displays in the windows (Aura says these will be transparent OLEDs).

Aura aircraft OLED ceiling photo

The wave class will also include a large tiled OLED display on the ceiling (as you can see in the image above), which will simulate the sky. These look like LG's commercial OLED TV installation.

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