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6 – 7 March 2019, Etihad Innovation Center, Abu Dhabi

Event overview

In 2017 Etihad Airways Engineering became first Airline MRO under EASA to design, certify and fly 3D printing parts. Following this approval, Etihad Airways Engineering has pushed to the next step by considering 3D printing as a real competitive advantage designing more efficient and alternative aircraft cabins. Etihad Airways Engineering and its partners have set up a vision to bring the 3D-printed cabin into production – to be on new aircraft programs and in retrofit installations.


Air New Zealand, Air France KLM Engineering and  Lufthansa Technik sharing as well such a kind of vision working on interesting 3D Printing projects for cabin interior applications.


This conference will provide a platform to understand updates on 3d printing for cabin interior, discuss challenges on certifications, and most importantly how airlines, OEMs, MROs, and the entire value chain are able to collaborate to achieve one common goal: increasing the use of 3d printing in cabin interior applications.

Advisory Board and Early confirmed
Speakers and Guest



BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH (B3DPS), headquartered in Heidelberg, focuses on establishing and expanding the business with materials, system solutions, components and services in the field of 3D printing. It works in agile, startup-like structures to serve customers in the dynamic 3D printing markets. To develop sustainable solutions B3DPS works closely with BASF’s global research platforms and application engineers in the divisions. B3DPS also cooperates with research institutes, universities, startups and industrial partners.


EOS is the world’s leading technology supplier in the field of industrial 3D printing of metals and polymers. Formed in 1989, the independent company is pioneer and innovator for comprehensive solutions in additive manufacturing. Its product portfolio of EOS systems, materials, and process parameters gives customers crucial competitive advantages in terms of product quality and the long-term economic sustainability of their manufacturing processes. Furthermore customers benefit from deep technical expertise in global service, applications engineering and consultancy. (

Media Partner


3D Printing Industry is a global media company providing a dedicated resource for anyone interested in 3D printing and 3D scanning — two fields of technology that are rapidly growing in relevance and application across industrial and consumer sectors.

The mission of 3DPI is to report on and create original content centred around the latest developments in 3D printing and 3D scanning to keep our large and growing audience abreast of technology breakthroughs, the latest applications and the opinions of industry insiders.

3DPI works with a dedicated team of experienced writers with a keen interest in 3D printing and 3D scanning. Our Media is also open to the community and external contributors willing to share their passion and insight into 3D printing and 3D scanning. We believe that this open mindset will encourage dissemination of innovation and ideas. It echoes the open source approach that has been so successful in the software industries over the last 30 years.

Main topics to be discussed

  • Industry Overview and Trends: Survey of 3D printing industry for Airlines and MRO
  • The certification challenge: Overcoming the lack of an established certification roadmap and qualified materials
  • Streamlining the process for regulation and certification
  • Machine Focus session: machine OEMs state of the art machines, Technical and Functional support
  • The 3D printed cabin of the future
  • Material session: Availability, challenges for qualification, cost
  • Multi material production
  • Applications session: Adopting and utilizing 3D printing, Applications for MRO and Airline
  • Business model: Industrialization of Additive Manufacturing, How to make 3D printing more widely used in Airlines and MRO, Inhouse vs Outsourcing, Workforce Development, Supply Chain

What our past delegates experienced

“For airline it was great opportunity to listen to top airline cabin development presentations.”

Manager Products & Services Strategy (Aircraft Cabin), CS&Products Services, ANA

“Very constructive atmosphere, good presentations, very good level of discussions and participants,

speednetworking is a good idea and workshops a good alternative to presentations only.”

Director Liaison Office Abu Dhabi, Diehl Aerospace Abu Dhabi

„Great content, great participants, great location”

Executive Vice President Research & Development, Recaro Aircraft Seating

“Got to be the best event I have attended. Personal, open, great group willing to discuss and share common experiences/challenges and opportunities.”

Design Director, Factory Design

“Fantastic conference. Very effective to meet with existing relations and meet new ones. Well organized. Good topics for workshops. Very friendly atmosphere from everybody. Very honest and open discussions.”

General Manager, ADSE

“Versatile program with speeches and interactive modules. International/interdisciplinary audience.”

Director Strategic Partnering, BMW Design Works

“Different approach, more practically than other conferences. Better direct contacts with participants and airlines. Workshops good. More open discussion. Good organisation, hospitality.”

Business Development Director, Metzeler Schau

What you will experience on site

KEYNOTE SPEECH Get to know in-depth knowledge, listen and learn from industry experts, including OEMs, Airlines, regulators, seat manufacturers, and materials suppliers.

INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION AND AUDIENCE Q&A Interact with our panelists, and ensure that all of your questions are answered during these sessions.

SPEED NETWORKING Break the ice and get to know your industry peers in these fast-paced one-to-one meetings. Greet each participant in this series of brief exchanges and share your professional background.

INTERACTIVE WORKING GROUP Get an in depth approach to these hands-on themes. Discuss, brainstorm, elaborate and work together in this interactive session.

Tutorials and workshops are also an excellent chance to interact with other people in your area of interest.

EVENING DINNER RedCabin invites you to a Dinner. Take this opportunity to network and make new business contacts. Or just relax and round off your first conference day.