Diversity of offerings is a key part of AERQ’s approach to integrating OLED displays throughout the aircraft cabin. And now, thanks to a new partnership with JOLED, the company has a source for smaller screens on board.
We think the cabin display is an adapted application for OLED, because there are restrictions on installation space and weight, and the displays are viewed for a certain period of time at a relatively short distance. With the collaboration with AERQ, we look forward to the introduction of our OLED displays on aircraft as part of the state-of-the-art digital cabin system and helping to enhance passenger cabin experience.– Naoto Hikichi, Executive Officer, Head of Business Division I at JOLED
JOLED specializes in “medium-sized” OLED screens, a range significantly smaller than those AERQ has displayed to date with its Welcome Board demonstrations. While founding partner LG Electronics provided the larger screens the company has shown here that it is not afraid to involve other suppliers to ensure the best solution for its cabin displays.
While the larger 55″ and 65″ screens remain viable for installation on galley monuments or potentially on the cabin ceiling, the smaller displays can be used on cabin class dividers, or even potentially as in-seat screens.
OLED displays have the potential to change the conventional concept of cabin displays, and we have been working to bring this innovative display technology on board to the aircraft in a variety of ways.– Sang Soo Lee, Managing Director at AERQ
Combined with AERQ’s IFE system launch news from earlier this summer, it appears that JOLED could provide the 27″ and 32″ screens to be included in a line-fit launch for an Asian airline. Those screen sizes would only be viable in a (very) premium cabin seat should they be part of a personal screen offering. They could also be useful for digital signage and moving map displays on monuments or dividers in the cabin.
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