Celebrating the 2020/21 Crystal Cabin Award Winners


A screenshot from the virtual Crystal Cabin Award Ceremony

In a break from tradition due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 14th annual Crystal Cabin Award Ceremony was hosted virtually on YouTube.

Following a keynote session with Dr, Mark Hiller, CEO at Recaro; Karen Brock Amoah, VP Strategic Planning & Business Development at SIMONA AMERICA Group; and Andrew Litavis, Product Innovation, JetBlue, in which the three participants explored the impact of the pandemic on their companies and the broader industry, the ceremony began in earnest.

See below for a list of the winners (in bold and italics):

Cabin Systems
Safran Cabin – SOPHYTM, The Smart Trolley Solution
SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components & jetlite GmbH – lite2fix
SITAONAIR – Next Gen Connectivity Mobile ONAIR 4G

Image via Safran Cabin

Cabin Concepts
The Boeing Company (cooperation partner Teague) – 777X Sky Architecture
Eviation & Almadesign – ALICE
Virgin Atlantic (cooperation partners AIM Altitude, Factorydesign, Boltaron, Isovolta, Mankiewicz UK & F.H.Lambert) – Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Loft

Image via Eviation Aircraft

Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment
ATR (cooperation partner Bacqueyrisses) – AudioBack®
Diehl Aviation – Greywater Reuse Unit
PriestmanGoode – Zero – economy meal tray

Image via Diehl Aviation

JetBlue Airways (cooperation partners Thales Avionics, Spafax, Viasat & Astronics) – The Multi-Screen Experience
Safran Passenger Solutions – RAVE Bluetooth
Spafax (cooperation partner Air Canada) – Spafax IQ: The IFEC industry’s leading data analytics platform

Image via Safran Passenger Solutions

Material and Components
Diehl Aerospace – Experience Line BRIDGE
e2ip technologies (cooperation partner National Research Council of Canada) – In-Mold Electronics (IME) A Paradigm Shift In Manufacturing And Design
Schott AG (cooperation partner PriestmanGoode) – The new SCHOTT® Jade reading light

The IME control panel concept. Image via e2ip technologies

Passenger Comfort Hardware
Ciara Crawford – Row 1 Aircraft Wheelchair
Safran Seats (cooperation partner ENCSi) – Modulair S

Image via Safran Cabin

Delft University of Technology (cooperation partner KLM) – Collapsible beds for the Flying V
HAW Hamburg – Isotravel: The ISOFIX-Adapter for Aircraft Passenger Seats
University of Cincinnati (cooperation partners The Boeing Company and The Live Well Collaborative) – Coffee House Cabin

Image via The University of Cincinnati

Visionary Concepts
AIM ALTITUDE   – ARCA – Galley System
Airbus Operations GmbH – Airspace Cabin Vision 2030
AirGo Design – Galaxy: Flatbed for A321

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