ZEO: Today, Tomorrow, & Future

We are the Design & Innovation Studio of Zodiac Cabin, a purpose-built team of aerospace professionals dedicated to help Zodiac Aerospace provide our customers cutting edge product solutions for today, help them to re-imagine tomorrow, and allow us together to disrupt the future.  In short, we aim to help our customers thrive.

Our passion is not simply to create beautiful looking objects, but to create fundamentally better solutions, using a holistic, proven design methodology to balance the rational and the emotional to achieve elegant solutions that ensure robust and efficient performance from inception to retirement.  To do so, ZEO looks at value creation in four key areas:  reduce costs, enhance user experience, maximize revenue, and embrace differentiation. Developing products that truly address these needs requires a team with the bandwidth and experience to interrogate the problem, a creative mindset to challenge the norm, and the vision to identify the critical success factors which drive the best solutions. To ensure that breadth of capability, we have two distinct, yet complementary elements:

ZEO Studio

The Huntington Beach, California purpose-built, design and innovation studio is a unique combination of industrial design, advanced concept engineering, and mockup & prototype builders.  Pulling on the full spectrum of expertise available within the greater Zodiac Aerospace ecosystem allows us to dive deep into the core of value creation throughout the product life cycle.  This team specializes in near to mid-term product development, fueled by continuous customer engagement, and long range ideation, driven by our desire to disrupt and re-imagine.  Both activities are supported by our integrated approach with ZEO Research, and by the studio itself, a space dedicated to collaborative working which is fully equipped with 3D printing, a dedicated machine shop, 3 & 5 Axis CNCs, our virtual reality immersive experience, a Color/Material/Finish library, raw materials lab and versatile customer brainstorming spaces.  


ZEO Research

ZEO Research is our Research and Technology team, responsible for finding, developing, and applying the latest innovations to the Cabin Products. The team is located both at the ZEO Research center in Huntington Beach and at the business sites in the US and Europe. We take a long term view of innovation and technology, which includes establishing relationships with key University and supplier partners, evaluating global and industry trends, and by performing extensive research ourselves.

The team’s experience and skill diversity matches the breadth of products we have to support, including chemists, materials and process engineers, designers, electrical engineers and industry experts on staff.  We take our inspiration from the ZEO Studio and help develop the product strategies for the Cabin business.  As a fully integrated piece of our innovation process, ZEO Research provides ZEO Studio, Zodiac Cabin, and our customers with direct access to technologies specifically tailored toward Cabin products and experience.