The Crystal Cabin Awards – Finalists Annouced

One of many main Passenger Expertise highlights of the yr is coming quickly – with the Crystal Cabin Awards finalists introduced.

The Crystal Cabin Awards from 2019 – Picture, Financial system Class and Past.

As ordinary, there are 8 awards up for grabs. We’ll undergo the finalists right here 

Cabin Ideas

  •  Finnair, PriestmanGoode and TangerineCollins Aerospace with AirLounge – the brand new Finnair Enterprise Class Seat.

  • Teague and NORDAM’s Elevate idea options floating furnishings connected to wall braces and combines with supplies and contouring to construct an natural, homelike area idea that permits the identical variety of seats to be fitted as conventional designs.

  •  i4A’s Sensible Area 4 Passengers, alternatively, focuses on maximising consolation choices for the economic system class. A hinge mechanism constructed into the seatback permits the seat in entrance of a passenger to be opened as much as the aspect, permitting entry to the seat to be used as a leg relaxation or storage space. 

Cabin Programs

  • Caeli Nova new Cordillera emergency oxygen system might save the aviation trade $500m and 1.2m tonnes of CO₂ yearly by opening direct routes over excessive terrain and growing the period that plane can fly at excessive altitudes after a cabin decompression from 22 minutes to over 180 minutes, with none weight or upkeep penalty. Designed by 
  • Airbus in cooperation with RECARO Plane Seating with Flex OLED Equipment is a low-weight, wafer-thin HD show that may be positioned wherever within the cabin, together with in-seatbacks and ceilings for video playback, ambient lighting or to direct passengers by means of the plane. 

  • Flying DisabledPriestmanGoodeSWS Certification and Dawn Medical have designed Air 4 All. The system permits travellers with lowered mobility to fit their wheelchair right into a seating area by folding the seat up into the backrest, providing wheelchair customers a protected and simple method to journey with out being pressured to maneuver into a typical cabin seat. 

Well being and Security

  • Safran Cabin’s Fireplace Resistant Cargo Container provides a further layer of safety in opposition to hearth involving lithium batteries. Due to its high-temperature resistant panels and distinctive door supplies, Safran’s new machine can stand up to hearth for as much as 6 hours.
  • Pexco Aerospace and Teague, AirShield makes use of airflow from current overhead air vents to create protecting air limitations between passengers. Exhaled air is redirected downwards and out of the cabin to the plane’s filtration models.
  • Collins Aerospace’s Hypergamut Gentle is a brand new cabin lighting system attuned to human biology that helps passengers really feel extra comfy throughout and after their flight. Suitable with human circadian rhythms, the system’s structure attenuates blue gentle in a novel approach that helps passengers loosen up even with the lights on and go to sleep sooner on lengthy haul flights. 

Passenger Consolation 

  • ZIM Plane Seating’s ZIMprivacy seat manages to extend passenger consolation whereas additionally prioritising privateness giving extra residing area and a heightened sense of non-public enclosure. 

  • Jamco Company and NTT sonority Inc current their Customized Sound Zone. Utilizing loudspeakers constructed into the headrest, PSZ creates a spherical audio space across the passenger’s head the place playback is heard by the passenger however is inaudible to others within the cabin. The system achieves this with out the necessity for headphones and audio cables by utilizing wave cancellation to ‘construct’ a sound stage across the passenger.
  • Collins Aerospace’s SpaceChiller provides private refrigeration for particular person passengers. The system gives the luxurious of cooled snacks for passengers in a compact machine that requires half the ability of conventional designs.    

IFEC & Digital Providers   

  • Anuvu and Southwest Airways have designed a brand new system known as Devoted Area, promising a five-fold improve in obtainable private bandwidth and a dramatic discount in latency. Together with sooner downloads and uploads, passengers are promised extra secure inflight connectivity with the brand new system. Historically, IFE is an space the place passengers have come to anticipate much less from in-flight techniques than from leisure gear of their properties. 
  • Thales Avionics and Harman have cooperated to deliver end-to-end 4K video high quality to plane. Optiq is the primary QLED IFE show, offering higher decision, color constancy and dynamics vary, whereas providing higher maintainability for operators

  • Airbus Company Jets and Latécoère Interconnection Programs current The Sensible Lifi Monitor. It pairs with clients’ private digital gadgets which may then be used as a distant management. It additionally provides Video-on-Demand reside tv, transferring maps, video conferencing and extra, making a wider spectrum of digital companies and capabilities obtainable to plane passengers.       

Materials & Elements   

  • Thales Avionics has engineered Pulse, a slim, low-weight energy provide unit with dynamic energy allocation that lets passengers recharge their machine on-wing through USB-A, USB-C or wi-fi charging. 

  • Diehl Aviation’s safety machine for crew handhelds permits the crew to make use of digital gadgets behind a display screen mounted in a lockable door to maintain tablets protected from theft. 
  • Lufthansa Technik’s CabinSHINE upkeep course of is designed to make repairing fixtures and furnishings as much as eight occasions cheaper and 9 occasions sooner than utilizing typical strategies. Providing restore choices for a variety of cabin floor supplies and imitation surfaces, the method helps keep away from changing superficially broken plane furnishings by shortly repairing floor blemishes throughout brief overhaul stops.     

Sustainable Cabin   

  • AkzoNobelRescoll and Roctool, and Swedish producer Diab have pioneered a thermoplastics manufacturing course of to provide 100% recyclable panels for cabin interiors.
  • Lantal Textiles and Olivenleder have provide you with Sustainable Real Leather-based, which makes use of a tanning course of primarily based on vegetable oils as an alternative of chrome- and gasoline-based chemical compounds, with no compromises on haptic high quality.
  •  Lufthansa Technik AG’s AeroFLAX prepreg. Utilizing pure fibres and a bio-based resin system as an alternative of glass fibre, AeroFLAX saves CO₂ not solely as a by-product of weight discount but in addition in the course of the manufacturing course of itself.              


  • Carlos Gatti, a scholar at Wichita State College, has provide you with a novel approach of accommodating wheelchair passengers. The Fly Your Wheels Suite replaces the entrance left closet on plane just like the Boeing 737-800 with a multi-purpose module that may perform as a protected parking berth for a wheelchair consumer throughout a flight. Relatively than taking away current seating, the concept would let airways add one paying passenger – the wheelchair consumer.

  • Jiayi Yu from the College of Reutlingen designed the Shift Cabin Inside, a examine that permits operators to configure seats in a number of positions for work or leisure, each alongside the axis of the seat in addition to to the aspect. Other than the benefit of flexibility, the idea lets airways match extra seats into the identical enterprise class area.


  • Ken Kirtland of the Georgia Institute of Expertise has excessive goals with Portal: to create an electrical short-haul airline primarily based round an revolutionary plane that emphasises a calmer flight expertise at slower speeds and unbelievable views. 

We’ll discover out on…

the 14th June in Hamburg.

The Crystal Cabin Awards are historically held in the course of the Passenger Expertise Week in Hamburg, comprising of the Passenger Expertise Convention, Plane Interiors Expo, World Journey and Catering Expo and naturally – the Crystal Cabin Awards.

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