March 1 2018  |  Events

24 Crystal Cabin Award finalists announced

By Rachel Debling

On March 1, the Crystal Cabin Award's jury of international experts announced the 24 finalists, three in each of the eight categories, selected out of 91 shortlisted names from industry veterans and newbies alike.

New to this year's event are 3D printed trophies and an IFEC category, honoring the best in in-flight entertainment and connectivity.

The finalists in each of the categories are:

Cabin Concepts
Airbus – A320 Family Airspace Interior
PriestmanGoode – Qatar Airways QSuite
Singapore Airlines* – Singapore Airlines New A380 Suites

*Cooperation partners Pierrejean Design Studio and Zodiac Seats UK

Cabin Systems
PASSME Consortium* – Passme Innovative Aircraft Seat
Rockwell Collins Silhouette MOVE
Zodiac Aerospace Durinal

*Cooperation partners Almadesign, Optimares, TU Delft and DLR

Greener Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment
The Boeing Company – The Boeing Cabin Dry Floor
Villinger GmbH – LiteHeat IHP™ - “Indestructible Heated Floor Panel”

VT Miltope
Cyber - secured cabin wireless networks

Bluebox Aviation Systems Ltd.* – Bluebox aIFE: Accessible IFE (aIFE™) for passengers with visual impairment
Inmarsat –
The European Aviation Network
UNITED SCREENS GmbH – Glasses - Free 3D IFE

*Cooperation partners Virgin Atlantic Airways and The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Material & Components
Airbus* – Printed Electrics applied: The new Info-Panel
Rockwell Collins –
Secant Luminous Panel
Weigele Aerospace – Airborne Cooking Robot

*Cooperation partners ALTRAN S.A.S & Co. KG

Passenger Comfort Hardware
LIFT by EnCore* – 787 Dreamliner Tourist Class Seating
Rockwell Collins – Valkyrie Bed
Zodiac Aerospace
Eco Zlounge

*Cooperation partner The Boeing Company


Cranfield University – 'E-tom Smart Faucet': a water atomization concept
The University of Edinburgh* – Gigabit Wireless Networking in Aircraft Cabins via Light-Fidelity (LiFi)

University of Cincinnati**
Virtual Assistant: Boeing Onboar

*Cooperation partners Airbus and pureLiFi
**Cooperation partners The Boeing Company and Live Well Collaborative

Visionary Concepts
Airbus – New Cabin Premium Class "Day and Night" Concept
Renacen Sistemas SL – 3D SeatMapVR
Rockwell Collins – Universal Passenger Seat Interface

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