South Korea plans to take on the international market. With a newly established Aviation Industry Alliance, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it hopes to expand exports “through technical cooperation with overseas large aircraft manufacturing companies,” according to a Dec. 27, 2017, announcement.
The ministry highlighted the concept of the “Smart Cabin,” as an area of interest for the alliance. The Smart Cabin would reduce weight and maintenance through wired terminals for passenger Wi-Fi and use window and ceiling displays, according to the ministry.
Companies involved include Asiana Airlines, Gridspace, Digitron, Korea Carbon, Electronics, Telecom , WiJet, Symboli Imaging, Dobolink, Inuk Creative, Uniquest, Space Research Institute, Production Technology Research Institute and Aerospace Industry Promotion Association.
“Discussions on the research and development and commercialization plans for the application of the electronic cabinets of electronic and communication technologies will be actively conducted,” the ministry said.