Royole and Aeronautics Client Partner to Explore New Inflight Entertainment
Royole technology: Fully Flexible Displays
Our Client is a global
and sells civil aerospace
products worldwide and
manufactures aircrafts in
The age of the inflight magazine is rapidly coming to an end. While
passengers appreciate the entertainment and information contained
within the publications, there are many downsides for airlines in
maintaining this type of resource, including the cost of printing,
paper waste, cross contamination risk and the static nature of the
magazines being out of date. Similarly, traditional LCD displays built
into the backs of passengers seats are heavy and outdated.
In partnership with the Client for over 3 years, Royole helped develop a
digital replacement for the traditional paper magazines, adapting to any
cabin surface with minimum integration efforts, working as a ‘sticker’.
Utilizing Royole's proprietary fully flexible display, The Client has
created a new type of digital magazine that can replace both paper
magazines and built in LCD displays, providing a lightweight 2:1
entertainment device for passengers to interact, read or stream video
from their seats, with no need for their own devices to be used. By
removing these displays, more space is also released for passenger
seats due to the ultra-thin structure of the displays. Utilizing the fully
flexible displays can reduce both costs and weight, saving fuel and
reducing carbon emissions, promoting a more environmentally
sustainable future and enhancing passenger’s experience.
ROYOLE’S AVIATION INDUSTRY CARBON TARGET MISSION
Using fully flexible displays to replace rigid displays can reduce
roughly 1 ton of weight of an aircraft. Calculating 2 kg fuel saving per
1 kg airplane weight, one plane can save up to 2 tons of fuel per
one-way trip. Estimating 250 flights annually, this could reduce an
estimated 1,556 tons 1,2 of carbon emissions per plane per year.
Expanding that to 20,000 aircraft flown globally, with 33% of aircraft
adopting flexible displays, it could reduce an estimated 10.37 million
tons of carbon emissions from the atmosphere, approximately 1.13% 3
of carbon emissions of the aviation industry, meanwhile it could save
approximately USD2.584 billion burning cost.