APEX Insight: The 12th annual Crystal Cabin Award ceremony took place last night at the historic Hotel Atlantic Kempinski. Check out the list of winners below. Notice anything different about the trophies? They’re 3-D printed!
The 12th annual Crystal Cabin Award ceremony, which was held last night at the historic Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, kicked off with a keynote from Fred Finn. Following stories about his illustrious life as the most travelled person, which was peppered with tales about long in-flight roast beef dinners, being on the first Concorde flight, and his six-month-old startup, Quickit, the award ceremony began.
APEX CEO Joe Leader was on the judging panel and also presented the IFEC award. For the first time, the trophies were 3-D printed.
Here is the complete list of finalists and winners from the 2018 Crystal Cabin Award ceremony (winners are in bold):
Passme Innovative Aircraft Seat – PASSME Consortium (cooperation partners Almadesign, Optimares, TU Delft & DLR)
Silhouette MOVE – Rockwell Collins
Durinal – Zodiac Aerospace
Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment
The Boeing Cabin Dry Floor – The Boeing Company
LiteHeat IHP – Indestructible Heated Floor Panel – Villinger
Cyber – secured cabin wireless networks – VT Miltope
Bluebox aIFE: Accessible IFE for passengers with visual impairment – Bluebox Aviation Systems (cooperation partners Virgin Atlantic Airways & The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association)
The European Aviation Network – Inmarsat
Glasses – Free 3D IFE – UNITED SCREENS GmbH
Material and Components
Printed Electrics applied: The new Info-Panel – Airbus (cooperation partners ALTRAN S.A.S & Co. KG)
Secant Luminous Panel – Rockwell Collins
Airborne Cooking Robot – Weigele Aerospace
Passenger Comfort Hardware
787 Dreamliner Tourist Class Seating – LIFT by EnCore (cooperation partners The Boeing Company)
Valkyrie Bed – Rockwell Collins
Eco Zlounge – Zodiac Aerospace
E-tom Smart Faucet: A water atomization concept – Cranfield University
Gigabit Wireless Networking in Aircraft Cabins via Light-Fidelity (LiFi) – The University of Edinburgh (cooperation partners Airbus & pureLiFi)
Virtual Assistant: Boeing Onboard – University of Cincinnati (cooperation partners The Boeing Company & Live Well Collaborative)
New Cabin Premium Class Day and Night Concept – Airbus
3D SeatMapVR – Renacens Sistemas SL
Universal Passenger Seat Interface – Rockwell Collins
A320 Family Airspace Interior – Airbus
Qatar Airways Qsuite – PriestmanGoode
Singapore Airlines New A380 Suites – Singapore Airlines (cooperation partners Pierrejean Design Studio & Zodiac Seats UK)
For information on last year’s winners, click here.