Collins Aerospace was this big winner this year, taking home two trophies.
The Crystal Cabin Award winners received their 3-D printed trophies during a ceremony in Hamburg last night. APEX Media director Maryann Simson hosted the event, which was held at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce for the first time.
Before the winners were announced, a panel consisting of Sir Tim Clark, president of Emirates; Juha Jarvinen, EVP Commercial at Virgin Atlantic; and Toni Garrn, co-founder of jetlite, addressed the airline passenger experience from both the passenger and the airline perspectives – Garrn is also a model and frequent flyer. Joe Leader, CEO of APEX, was a member of the judging panel.
Here is the complete list of finalists and winners from the 2019 Crystal Cabin Award ceremony (winners are in bold). For tweets from the event, including pictures of each winner, visit @theapexassoc.
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
X-Tend Seat – the new Over Wing Exit Seat – Airbus Operations GmbH
Flexible Passenger Service Unit System – Diehl Aerospace GmbH
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)
Material and Components
Flexible door – Safran
KYDEX Lumina – SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC
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
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)
ULTRAFLEX by AIM ALTITUDE– AIM ALTITUDE
Boeing Smart Cabin – The Boeing Company
Peacock Suites – Paperclip Design Limited
For information on last year’s winners, click here.