Moments by STYLE&DESIGN is a finalist in the Passenger Comfort Hardware category. Image via Style&Design

“Moments by STYLE&DESIGN” is a finalist in the Passenger Comfort Hardware category for the 2019 Crystal Cabin Award. Image via Style&Design

Twenty-four airline passenger experience industry innovations have been chosen as finalists for the 13th annual Crystal Cabin Award. Leading the pack this year are Collins Aerospace and Panasonic Avionics with four nominations each.

This year’s finalists for the Crystal Cabin Award have been selected from a shortlist of 94 submissions, a record high for the sixth consecutive year. The winner in each of the eight categories listed below will be announced during an award ceremony in the trading floor hall of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on April 2, during the Aircraft Interiors Expo, after the finalists pitch their concepts to an expert jury in person.

The finalists are as follows:

1. Cabin Concepts

Lower Deck Pax Experience Modules – Airbus S.A.S. (cooperation partner Safran)

Emirates First Class Fully Enclosed Suites – Emirates (cooperation partners The Boeing Company, Collins Aerospace, Jacques Pierrejean Design Studio, Mercedes Benz, Panasonic, Teague

Essential – Safran

2. Cabin Systems

X-Tend Seat – the new Over Wing Exit Seat – Airbus Operations GmbH

M-Flex Duet – Collins Aerospace

Flexible Passenger Service Unit System – Diehl Aerospace GmbH

3. Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment

Air New Zealand SkyCouch Infant & Child Improvements – Air New Zealand

UV LED Water Disinfection Unit – Diehl Aviation Gilching GmbH

nanoe – Panasonic Avionics


Virtual Windows – Collins Aerospace

Pioneering LEO Satellite Broadband – Global Eagle (cooperation partner Telesat, Gilat, Qest)

Entertainment for all – United Airlines (cooperation partner Panasonic Avionics)

5. Material and Components

uLED Reading Light – Collins Aerospace

Flexible door – Safran

KYDEX Lumina – SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC

6. Passenger Comfort Hardware

Active Noise Control and Premium Seat Lighting – Panasonic Avionics

Sleeping comfort above the clouds – RECARO Aircraft Seating

Moments by STYLE&DESIGN – Style&Design

7. University

Adient 1FA – Hongik University (cooperation partner ADIENT)

Stratus – TU Delft (cooperation partner Safran)

SkyDining – University of Cincinnati (cooperation partners The Boeing Company & Live Well Collaborative)

8. Visionary Concepts


Boeing Smart Cabin – The Boeing Company

Peacock Suites – Paperclip Design Limited


For the full press release, click here.

For information on last year’s winners, click here.