[PHOTOS] Crystal Cabin Award 2020 Finalists Announced


    Crystal Cabin Award 2020 finalists

    A total of 24 innovations have been selected from over 100 entries as finalists for the 14th annual Crystal Cabin Award. There are three finalists in each of eight categories, listed below. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce on March 31, during Aircraft Interiors Expo.

    [PHOTOS] Crystal Cabin Award 2019 Winners

    Among this year’s finalists are: Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class Loft, which provides a space for passengers to socialize; Schott’s touch- controlled reading light, which allows passengers to adjust the position and brightness; and a cafe-inspired concept from the University of Cincinatti that turns the center of the cabin into a workspace. Also included is Spafax’s in-flight entertainment (IFE) analytics platform, Spafax IQ. At APEX TECH last month, Hali Hamilton, manager, Entertainment and Partnerships at Air Canada, which is a Spafax IQ customer, explained how the tool has changed the airline’s approach to IFE.

    1. 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

    2. Cabin Systems

    Safran Cabin – SOPHYTM, The Smart Trolley Solution

    SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components & jetlite GmbH – lite2fix

    SITAONAIR – Next Gen Connectivity Mobile ONAIR 4G

    3. Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment

    ATR (cooperation partner Bacqueyrisses) – AudioBack®

    Diehl Aviation – Greywater Reuse Unit

    PriestmanGoode – Zero – economy meal tray

    4. IFEC

    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

    5. Material and Components

    Diehl Aerospace – Experience Line BRIDGE

    e‚‚ip 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

    6. Passenger Comfort Hardware

    ADIENT AEROSPACE – SFA (Space For All)

    Ciara Crawford – Row 1 Aircraft Wheelchair

    Safran Seats (cooperation partner ENCSi) – Modulair S

    7. University

    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

    8. Visionary Concepts

    AIM ALTITUDE   – ARCA – Galley System

    Airbus Operations GmbH  – Airspace Cabin Vision 2030

    AirGo Design – Galaxy: Flatbed for A321