KID provides update on Covid-19 related measures

 

Buxtehude, 17 March 2020 – KID-Systeme continues to closely monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 virus across the globe and is constantly assessing the situation, the impact on employees, customers, suppliers and the business.

 

The Company is regularly updating staff on the situation and on necessary precautions to take and is implementing stringent health and safety conditions in terms of hygiene, cleaning and self-distancing, while improving the efficiency of operations under the new working conditions.

 

KID-Systeme continuously updates its workplace safety and travel recommendations to employees, customers and visitors, according to the latest developments. KID is following the guidance from the World Health Organization and national health authorities.

KID-Systeme continuously updates its workplace safety and travel recommendations to employees, customers and visitors, according to the latest developments.

 

Statement on the Coronavirus situation

 

Buxtehude, 17 February 2020 – KID-Systeme is closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus situation and following the World Health Organization travel advice that is affecting KID-Systeme globally.

 

The Company is regularly updating staff on the situation and on necessary precautions to take.

 

With regards to the business impact, China domestic and worldwide travel restrictions are posing some logistical challenges.

 

KID-Systeme is constantly evaluating the situation and monitoring any potential knock on effects to production and deliveries and will try to mitigate via alternative plans where necessary. KID-Systeme will provide updates as the situation evolves.

THE INTELLIGENT AND SMART CABIN IS A KEY ELEMENT ON BOEING’S ecoDEMONSTRATOR 777 FLYING TEST BED

 

“Intelligent & Smart Cabin” (i+sCabin) is a research project for the definition of standards for connected cabin features that has been launched in 2018, comprising the industrial partners KID-Systeme, Bühler Motor, Diehl Aviation, Jeppesen, and Zodiac Aerospace (a Safran company).

 

With the Boeing Company and Etihad Engineering (part of the Etihad Aviation Group) this program has found premium sponsors which secures an international footprint for the achievements of this project. Prestigious university partners (the Baden- Württemberg Cooperative State University and the Hamburg University of Technology) are equally associated partners of the project as well.

 

Boeing’s 2019 ecoDemonstrator program includes connected cabin technologies in which the i+sCabin is a key part of 777 test bed. Flying test installations on board Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 777 will allow the i+sCabin team to test the principles of cabin communications standards, wireless communications sensor networks and smart functions of galleys very early in the envisioned environment. Also, the team will be able to collect data for predictive health monitoring, making the real-flight environment a valuable addition to the project’s test schedule.

 

i+sCabin is progressing well on schedule since its launch in 2018, with the main milestone of implementation and testing of the first version of the cabin communication standard expected towards the end of 2019 and in the course of 2020, and project finalization set for 2021.

 

As part of the ecoDemonstrator’s flight test program, Boeing is bringing the aircraft to Germany’s biggest airport in Frankfurt for a two-day program on November 19th and 20th. In addition, on November 20th the Etihad Aviation Group will invite to bilateral meetings between UAE and German representatives in order to discuss new future projects. The technology mission of Boeing’s 2019 ecoDemonstrator program will be presented on both days to government officials, industry representatives and STEM students to help inspire the next generation in aerospace leadership.

i+sCabin is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, which has identified the research project as an important component of their aviation research program, endorsing the prioritization of the project with a €3.9 million grant.

 

Fokke Mentjes appointed Managing Director of KID-Systeme GmbH

 

Buxtehude, March 19, 2019 - KID-Systeme GmbH announces a change in its Management Board with the appointment of Fokke Mentjes as Managing Director, effective from 1st of March.

 

Fokke Mentjes succeeds Stefan Baten who assumes a new role within Airbus. Next to Managing Director Peter Schetschine, Fokke Mentjes will be responsible for the overall business of KID-Systeme GmbH including product development, strategy, operations and finance. Previously he worked at Airbus Defence and Space, lastly in the A400M avionics program management.

 

Reflecting on his appointment, Fokke Mentjes said: “I am very excited about the prospect of joining this internationally operating company in the aviation industry, belonging to the top suppliers for electronic cabin systems worldwide. As a member of the Airbus Group and together with a highly motivated and skilled team, we are well prepared to fulfil the needs of our present and future customers.”

 

Fokke Mentjes is a graduate of the Technical University of Hamburg (TUHH). After successfully finishing his engineering degree in 1999, he started his career at EADS. KID-Systeme belongs to the Cabin and Cargo family within the Airbus Group, its product portfolio encompasses seat power, cabin and cargo safety features as well as on-board connectivity products and services.

Fokke Mentjes will be responsible for the overall business of KID-Systeme GmbH including product development, strategy, operations and finance. Previously he worked at Airbus Defence and Space, lastly in the A400M avionics program management.

 

Advanced services available in KID’s new customer portal

 

Going live in September KID offers its customers and new portal experience

 

Buxtehude, September 6th 2018 - KID-Systeme is proud to announce the launch of our new customer portal website which offers you expanding web based opportunities in our customer care sector.

 

Our new website provides a clear message from customer service to our latest news. It gives you the opportunity to regulate and scale the content and information you wish to read or receive. The new online portal also captivates with a clean design and an intuitive and consistent site-wide navigation system.

 

The improved menu functionality directs you to the information most relevant to you. It is also fully responsive with mobile devices, making it easy to navigate on a wide range of web browsers and portable devices.

 

Going forward, we will continue to communicate regularly on our portal and keep in touch with you regarding latest developments and possibilities of a state of the art online portal.

 

"We’re really proud of the new customer portal and feel it will create the experience you’re looking for when you pay us a visit", says Jens Markworth, Head of Sales at KID.

 

We invite customers to get in touch with their service contact at KID to register for the new portal or simply visit us at kent.kid-systeme.com/login

KID-Systeme is proud to announce the launch of our new customer portal website which offers you expanding web based opportunities in our customer care sector.

 

Striking success for KID-Systeme and Mirus

 

Buxtehude, 10th April 2018 – KID-Systeme is selected by Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd. as single source USB supplier for Mirus’ seat solutions. The SKYpower system will be seen on the Hawk seat as part of Mirus’ significant launch contract with AirAsia. The contract contains the delivery for 300 aircraft, spanning at least a decade.

 

SKYpower offers the flexibility to work with the latest cabin and consumer technologies and will be accessed by IFE peripheral experts IFPL. The system marks the customer’s movement to enhance passenger experience. The high-power USB socket itself, and the In-Seat Power Supply unit minimise both weight and intrusion into the passenger space, whilst providing enhanced passenger experience for WiFi equipped cabins.

 

“Today we celebrate a striking success in Asia together with Mirus and we are pleased to announce our new relationship with MIRUS and IFPL, offering an innovative, low cost, low weight & high power USB solution. The system can be installed on Airbus line-fit aircraft as well as on all types of retrofit programmes”, says Jens Markworth, VP Sales KID-Systeme GmbH.

 

“The innovative and open approach of Mirus, KID-Systeme and IFPL has enabled a step change in the integration of peripherals into the seat. This solution demonstrates that ergonomics and aesthetics do not have to be compromised to deliver a low cost, low weight integrated solution. In fact, it provides a significant enhancement to the passenger experience and competitive advantage to an airline” states David Thomas, VP Business Development at IFPL.

 

SKYpower™ - is designed with high power efficiency and low standby power in mind and is manufactured by KID-Systeme. It is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in-seat power and cabin power management systems available on the market today. The product is designed to guarantee airline passengers sufficient power to use their personal electronic devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets, while in flight.

Mirus signs exclusive agreement with KID-Systeme for USB Power.

 

iCabin: RESEARCH FOR A NETWORKED INTELLIGENT AIRCRAFT CABIN OF TOMORROW

 

April 10th 2018 - Aerospace suppliers are working together with Boeing and Etihad Airways Engineering in an international research project, co-funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

 

A consortium of leading aerospace companies, supported by associated partners, have launched an ambitious research project that is aimed at providing the basis for aircraft cabin designs of the future, in particular by also connecting separate cabin applications such as seating, galleys and lavatories without cabling. Among the key goals are the integration of cabin systems, and generating a real-time overview of the status of all aircraft cabin areas.

 

For this purpose, the partners Bühler Motor, Diehl (also as project leader), Jeppesen, KID-Systeme and Zodiac Aerospace (a Safran company) have joined forces. They are supported by the associated partners Boeing, the Baden Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), Etihad Airways Engineering and the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH). In addition, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is providing co-funding as part of its aviation research support, contributing an expected amount of 3.9 million Euros to iCabin. Having started at the beginning of 2018, the research project has an expected completion date of March 31, 2021.

 

Each partner is bringing in relevant competences of its product portfolio, ranging from actuation for seats to cabin management systems, cabin interior hardware, connectivity, aircraft operating experience to aircraft integration. The expected result will be a networked system, offering increased comfort and an enhanced travel experience for passengers as well as optimized maintenance cycles and cabin operations for airlines.

 

Involvement of KID Systeme

KID-Systeme GmbH, an internationally present company, is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Airbus. KID Systeme is a leading supplier for electronic cabin systems and services, both for commercial airliners and business jets. The company’s product portfolio covers in-seat power, on-board connectivity, wireless content service as well as safety systems.

As partner for iCabin, KID Systeme focuses on network architecture and the continuous development of digital data networks.