E-CAB - E-enabled Cabin and Associated Logistics for Improved Passenger Services and Operational Efficiency

A new European research project has been set-up under the 6th Framework Programme called "Electronically enabled Cabin and Associated Logistics for Improved Passenger Services and Operational Efficiency". E-Cab will give answers to the identified issues by improving the end-to-end process in a holistic approach.


Making a journey as convenient as possible, E-Cab will collect, manipulate and provide intelligent information, thus allowing the passenger to know when they are expected on the aircraft, to know the location of their luggage and to determine if they have time to carry out leisure activities in the airport or to maximise productive time for business purposes. On-board the aircraft, passengers shall have control over the means by which they access their connectivity, with options ranging from mobile phones, PDAs, laptop computers up to new IFE interfaces. The passengers shall also be given the means to control their use of time on-board the aircraft by being able to, for example, order meals at times that suit their individual needs.
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E-Cab is led by Airbus Deutschland and consists of 31 partner organisationsi n the framework of the IST 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission.