Module Description

Module: Aircraft Cabin Systems


Aircraft Cabin SystemsLecture3Winter Semester
Aircraft Cabin SystemsRecitation Section (large)1Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Ralf God

Admission Requirements:


Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Basic knowledge in:
• Mathematics
• Mechanics
• Thermodynamics
• Electrical Engineering
• Control Systems

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to:
• describe cabin operations, equipment in the cabin and cabin Systems
• explain the functional and non-functional requirements for cabin Systems
• elucidate the necessity of cabin operating systems and emergency Systems
• assess the challenges human factors integration in a cabin environment


Students are able to:
• design a cabin layout for a given business model of an Airline
• design cabin systems for safe operations
• design emergency systems for safe man-machine interaction
• solve comfort needs and entertainment requirements in the cabin

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to:
• understand existing system solutions and discuss their ideas with experts


Students are able to:
• Reflect the contents of lectures and expert presentations self-dependent

ECTS-Credit Points Module:



Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56

Course: Aircraft Cabin Systems


Ralf God




Winter Semester


The objective of the lecture with the corresponding exercise is the acquisition of knowledge about aircraft cabin systems and cabin operations. A basic understanding of technological and systems engineering effort to maintain an artificial but comfortable and safe travel and working environment at cruising altitude is to be achieved.

The course provides a comprehensive overview of current technology and cabin systems in modern passenger aircraft. The Fulfillment of requirements for the cabin as the central system of work are covered on the basis of the topics comfort, ergonomics, human factors, operational processes, maintenance and energy supply:
• Materials used in the cabin
• Ergonomics and human factors
• Cabin interior and non-electrical systems
• Cabin electrical systems and lights
• Cabin electronics, communication-, information- and IFE-systems
• Cabin and passenger process chains
• RFID Aircraft Parts Marking
• Energy sources and energy conversion


- Skript zur Vorlesung
- Jenkinson, L.R., Simpkin, P., Rhodes, D.: Civil Jet Aircraft Design. London: Arnold, 1999
- Rossow, C.-C., Wolf, K., Horst, P. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Luftfahrzeugtechnik. Carl Hanser Verlag, 2014
- Moir, I., Seabridge, A.: Aircraft Systems: Mechanical, Electrical and Avionics Subsystems Integration, Wiley 2008
- Davies, M.: The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers. McGraw-Hill, 2003
- Kompendium der Flugmedizin. Verbesserte und ergänzte Neuauflage, Nachdruck April 2006. Fürstenfeldbruck, 2006
- Campbell, F.C.: Manufacturing Technology for Aerospace Structural Materials. Elsevier Ltd., 2006