ATR shows passenger inclusion innovation at AIX

Social development

ATR, the world leader in the regional aviation market, will attend the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, from 2-4 April. ATR’s presence at the world’s largest event dedicated to the design and furnishing of aircraft cabin interiors underlines the manufacturer’s strong commitment to passenger comfort and wellness.

ATR will be demonstrating at AIX the prototype of Audioback®, a hearing aid loop designed to capture any audio input, such as inflight announcements, and send it to the passengers’ hearing aids equipped with a Telecoil, via a magnetic field signal. Audioback® is an innovation that will help improve the on-board experience of hard of hearing travelers and the airlines’ responses to their specific needs.

ATR will also be using AIX as an opportunity to discuss improvements of the cabin environment for visually impaired passengers, such as safety instruction cards in Braille.

According to World Health Organization figures from 2018, 6.1% of the world’s population, or some 466 million people, suffer from a hearing loss that would qualify as a disability and approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.

Additionally, ATR will be presenting Cabinstream™, its In-Flight Entertainment system launched in 2018, which gives operators the option of introducing wireless connectivity into the ATR cabin, allowing passengers to access a variety of multimedia content on their personal electronic devices.

Finally, visitors to the ATR stand will be able to experience the ergonomics and comfort of the new 18-inch wide “Neo-Classic” and “Neo-Prestige” seats. Standard on all ATR aircraft since July 2018, they are easily retrofittable on previous generation aircraft.