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Integration of systems into a CFC fuselage

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Project Acronym
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Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
Transport mode
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Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport


Background & Policy context

The increasing demand for air transportation causes shorter development time combined with higher claims on comfort, efficiency, safety, environmental protection and faster and more efficient production methods. The project is in line with the concept “Luftfahrt 2020” of the German government. There are connections to the KABTEC project, but other priorities.


Integration of supply systems and development of innovative materials; furthermore focus on the integration of communication systems with special consideration of cabin applications.


With a concept of “similar components” for cabin modules, interfaces and supply systems, there should be reached a higher comfort and faster production methods.

Solutions were developed together with partners and subcontractors.

The project was divided into several work packages:

A.1: overhead bins (monocoque)

A.2: innovative materials for the cabin

A.3: energy reduction in cabin ventilation

A.4: modular oxygen system

A.5: water supply with UV- disinfection

B.1: cabin management systems

B.2: cabin networks

B.4: interactive passenger and crew information system

B.5: reaction on LED- technology (physiological and psychological)


Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Funding Source
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)


Basic achievents of the INBAKA project were to develop concepts for integrating supply systems and material innovations as well as the integration of communication systems with focus of in-cabin applications.

Through a consequent equal parts concept with the design of cabin modules and their interfaces as well as with supply systems, comfort should be increased while reducing the number of variations and reducing construction and installation time during the final assembly of the aircraft.  Key technologies developed contained lighting systems and optical fiers, and low cost assembly and installation methods. A major challenge was the solving of communication system standards within the aircraft.

The results of the co-operative project were put into verification platforms, of which the results were later used in Airbus aircraft construction programmes.


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