The Finalists 2020

Finalists

CRYSTAL CABIN AWARD 2020

Cabin Concepts

The Boeing Company (in coop with Teague)
777X Sky Architecture

The 777X Sky Architecture offers a cabin architecture with substantial customization enabled by a pr... more

777X Sky Architecture

The Boeing Company (in coop with Teague)

The 777X Sky Architecture offers a cabin architecture with substantial customization enabled by a pre-established suite of parts. These can be mixed and matched throughout the cabin. Multiple bin and ceiling configurations are offered, creating an improved experience for passengers and crew and high flexibility for the airlines personalizing the feel of each class.

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The Boeing Company (in coop with Teague)
Eviation Aircraft & Almadesign
ALICE

Eviation Aircraft and Almadesign are changing the way people move regionally, quieter, cleaner and c... more

ALICE

Eviation Aircraft & Almadesign

Eviation Aircraft and Almadesign are changing the way people move regionally, quieter, cleaner and cost-effective with the first all-electric nine passenger, Alice Commuter. A staggered reverse herringbone seating arrangement, with passengers angled towards the extra-large cabin windows.

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Eviation Aircraft & Almadesign
Virgin Atlantic (cooperation partners AIM Altitude, Factorydesign, Boltaron, Isovolta, Mankiewicz UK & F.H.Lambert)
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Loft

Virgin Atlantics Upper Class Loft, created for the airline’s first A350-1000, offers the largest soc... more

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Loft

Virgin Atlantic (cooperation partners AIM Altitude, Factorydesign, Boltaron, Isovolta, Mankiewicz UK & F.H.Lambert)

Virgin Atlantics Upper Class Loft, created for the airline’s first A350-1000, offers the largest social space across any of Virgin Atlantic’s fleet. It features mood lighting in the entry area as passengers board, transforming the area to an exclusive lounge and bar for premium class passengers during the flight.

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Virgin Atlantic (cooperation partners AIM Altitude, Factorydesign, Boltaron, Isovolta, Mankiewicz UK & F.H.Lambert)

Cabin Systems

Safran Cabin
SOPHYTM, The Smart Trolley Solution

SOPHY™ offers airlines insights on main processes and the milestones of a trolley’s journey during h... more

SOPHYTM, The Smart Trolley Solution

Safran Cabin

SOPHY™ offers airlines insights on main processes and the milestones of a trolley’s journey during handovers, cleaning, maintenance, in-flight service rounds and more. SOPHY™ is a wafer-thin trolley device that collects, shares, and communicates real-time, accurate data with other SOPHY-activated equipment through a “mesh network”, unlocking valuable insights for airline operators. 

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Safran Cabin
SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components & jetlite GmbH
lite2fix

lite2fix is an interface-reduced fastening cover that adds value to the manufacturer, the airline an... more

lite2fix

SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components & jetlite GmbH

lite2fix is an interface-reduced fastening cover that adds value to the manufacturer, the airline and the passenger as it simplifies the assembly method through automation, enables the display of passenger information and increases well-being with the use of Human Centric Lighting. 

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SFS Intec GmbH Aircraft Components & jetlite GmbH
SITAONAIR
Next Gen Connectivity Mobile ONAIR 4G

Say hello to a next generation airborne mobile connectivity. Aerocel enables the creation of multi-c... more

Next Gen Connectivity Mobile ONAIR 4G

SITAONAIR

Say hello to a next generation airborne mobile connectivity. Aerocel enables the creation of multi-cellular networks onboard aircraft, and allows for the creation of a superior and flexible inflight connectivity experience based on existing 3G and 4G technology, while laying the groundwork for crucial 5G capabilities in the air.

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SITAONAIR

Greener Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment

ATR (cooperation partner Bacqueyrisses)
AudioBack®

The first standalone hearing-aid loop in commercial aviation. AudioBack® sends a clear and pure soun... more

AudioBack®

ATR (cooperation partner Bacqueyrisses)

The first standalone hearing-aid loop in commercial aviation. AudioBack® sends a clear and pure sound directly into the traveler’s hearing aid via a magnetic field signal, hereby enhancing safety and offering them a more inclusive cabin environment.

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ATR (cooperation partner Bacqueyrisses)
Diehl Aviation
Greywater Reuse Unit

The Greywater Reuse System takes handwash water from the sink for flushing the toilet instead of pre... more

Greywater Reuse Unit

Diehl Aviation

The Greywater Reuse System takes handwash water from the sink for flushing the toilet instead of precious potable water. This allows to reduce the amount of potable water by 250 kg for a Boeing 787 resulting in CO2 savings of around 550 tons per year and aircraft as well as substantial financial savings for the operator.

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Diehl Aviation
PriestmanGoode
Zero - economy meal tray

Anyone for coconut wood? The sustainable innovation aims to reduce the amount of weight and of plast... more

Zero - economy meal tray

PriestmanGoode

Anyone for coconut wood? The sustainable innovation aims to reduce the amount of weight and of plastic waste created through the meal service on passenger flights, by providing a lightweight tray where each element is made of edible, biodegradable and/or commercially compostable materials.

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PriestmanGoode

Inflight Entertainment & Connectivity [IFEC]

JetBlue Airways (cooperation partners Thales Avionics, Spafax, Viasat & Astronics)
The Multi-Screen Experience

In 2000, JetBlue pioneered the integration of screens in every seat. Now, aware that passengers trav... more

The Multi-Screen Experience

JetBlue Airways (cooperation partners Thales Avionics, Spafax, Viasat & Astronics)

In 2000, JetBlue pioneered the integration of screens in every seat. Now, aware that passengers travel with smartphone and tablet, the American airline is offering the “Multi Screen Experience”, facilitating binge watching and surfing in parallel at the highest quality on all devices.

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JetBlue Airways (cooperation partners Thales Avionics, Spafax, Viasat & Astronics)
Safran Passenger Solutions
RAVE Bluetooth

Safran Passenger Solutions cracked the code for Bluetooth Audio congestion during flight enabling ea... more

RAVE Bluetooth

Safran Passenger Solutions

Safran Passenger Solutions cracked the code for Bluetooth Audio congestion during flight enabling each passanger or seat to be connected at the same time, controlling power, antenna direction, and protocol without impacting the connection for others. Passengers can use personal Bluetooth devices instead of airline provided headsets which provides the airline additional cost savings.

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Safran Passenger Solutions
Spafax (cooperation partner Air Canada)
Spafax IQ: The IFEC industry's leading data analytics platform

An industry first product, SpafaxIQ provides airlines with their passenger engagement data across al... more

Spafax IQ: The IFEC industry's leading data analytics platform

Spafax (cooperation partner Air Canada)

An industry first product, SpafaxIQ provides airlines with their passenger engagement data across all reportable IFEC systems via a set of dashboards featuring category and item performance, media and advertising performance and cost per engagement.

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Spafax (cooperation partner Air Canada)

Material & Components

Diehl Aerospace
Experience Line BRIDGE

To lift cabin ambiance from mood lighting to the next level, Diehl brings digital décor and patterns... more

Experience Line BRIDGE

Diehl Aerospace

To lift cabin ambiance from mood lighting to the next level, Diehl brings digital décor and patterns, pictures and videos to the cabin interior, offering operators the opportunity to create an endless variety of cabin moments. To enable new technologies like curved, large-scale displays, projection and others, the retrofittable Experience Line Bridge system controls multiple front-ends, stores the content and acts as a power supply.

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Diehl Aerospace

In-Mold Electronics (IME) A Paradigm Shift In Manufacturing And Design

e₂ip technologies (cooperation partner National Research Council of Canada)

e₂ip brings In-Mold Electronics into the aircraft cabin: the future concept represents a working model demonstrating features and functions that can be applied to a wide variety of electronic devices including seat or galley insert controls. The IME panel, based on printed electrics, offers a light-weight, interactive smart surface integrated seamlessly into its surroundings with finishes that can be customized with various textures, coatings and colors.

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e₂ip technologies (cooperation partner National Research Council of Canada)
Schott AG (cooperation partner PriestmanGoode)
The new SCHOTT® Jade reading light

SCHOTT® Jade is the first reading light ever made from glass and operated via touch technology, offe... more

The new SCHOTT® Jade reading light

Schott AG (cooperation partner PriestmanGoode)

SCHOTT® Jade is the first reading light ever made from glass and operated via touch technology, offering an integrated ambient light and bringing haptic and optical aesthetics as well as unlimited design options into aircraft interiors.

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Schott AG (cooperation partner PriestmanGoode)

Passenger Comfort Hardware

ADIENT AEROSPACE
SFA (Space For All)

The Space For All ‘SFA’ concept enhances the Front Row seat experience with individual extending mec... more

SFA (Space For All)

ADIENT AEROSPACE

The Space For All ‘SFA’ concept enhances the Front Row seat experience with individual extending mechanism that translates out from the lower bulkhead wall. When locked in position, SFA provides each passenger with an extended flat surface to use as a lounge seat or, with all three deployed, a common space for children and adults.

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ADIENT AEROSPACE
Ciara Crawford
Row 1 Aircraft Wheelchair

The ROW 1 airport wheelchair system allows the passenger to use one seat for the whole journey, from... more

Row 1 Aircraft Wheelchair

Ciara Crawford

The ROW 1 airport wheelchair system allows the passenger to use one seat for the whole journey, from the check-in desk to their destination, cutting down the amount of seat transfers they must do. The seat is parked onto and strapped into the existing aircraft seat to allow for quick and easy boarding and disembarking.

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Ciara Crawford
Safran Seats (cooperation partner ENCSi)
Modulair S

The Modulair S Seat is an economy class seat designed with a passenger-centered architecture, allowi... more

Modulair S

Safran Seats (cooperation partner ENCSi)

The Modulair S Seat is an economy class seat designed with a passenger-centered architecture, allowing the airline to customize the economy class for particular route characteristics with a "plug and play" system. It features add-ons such as the U-dream 8 way headrest, double deck tables, tablet holders and lightweight shelf.

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Safran Seats (cooperation partner ENCSi)

University

Delft University of Technology (cooperation partner KLM)
Collapsible beds for the Flying V

The collapsible beds for the economy class effectively utilize the oval cabin space at the rear side... more

Collapsible beds for the Flying V

Delft University of Technology (cooperation partner KLM)

The collapsible beds for the economy class effectively utilize the oval cabin space at the rear side of the wing of this special aircraft design. This configuration makes it possible for three passengers to lay down horizontally, whilst fully taking into account the structural body enforcements.

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Delft University of Technology (cooperation partner KLM)
HAW Hamburg
Isotravel: The ISOFIX-Adapter for Aircraft Passenger Seats

Flying remains a challenge for families with small children. Conventional solutions are mostly not s... more

Isotravel: The ISOFIX-Adapter for Aircraft Passenger Seats

HAW Hamburg

Flying remains a challenge for families with small children. Conventional solutions are mostly not suitable for infants under the age of nine months. The Hamburg based HAW team has developed Isotravel, an adapter that makes use of proven Isofix technology to allow child car seats to be safely installed in the aircraft cabin.

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HAW Hamburg
University of Cincinnati (cooperation partners The Boeing Company and The Live Well Collaborative)
Coffee House Cabin

The Coffee House Cabin is a productivity-focused zone targeting the must have needs of the business ... more

Coffee House Cabin

University of Cincinnati (cooperation partners The Boeing Company and The Live Well Collaborative)

The Coffee House Cabin is a productivity-focused zone targeting the must have needs of the business traveler; a dedicated workstation and personal space. Priced above basic economy and below first class, it features space-efficient tables located in the center of the aircraft.

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University of Cincinnati (cooperation partners The Boeing Company and The Live Well Collaborative)

Visionary Concepts

AIM ALTITUDE
ARCA - Galley System

Galleys are fundamentally restricted by a system that has hardly changed since the 1960s. ARCA addre... more

ARCA - Galley System

AIM ALTITUDE

Galleys are fundamentally restricted by a system that has hardly changed since the 1960s. ARCA addresses this issue by accomodating a new meal service approach, sustainable practices, and customised flight experiences. At the same ARCA is space efficient and has the potential to be weight and energy saving.

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AIM ALTITUDE
Airbus Operations GmbH
Airspace Cabin Vision 2030

Flexible cabin configuration is on the agenda at Airbus. The aircraft manufacturer’s “Cabin Vision 2... more

Airspace Cabin Vision 2030

Airbus Operations GmbH

Flexible cabin configuration is on the agenda at Airbus. The aircraft manufacturer’s “Cabin Vision 2030” presents an extension to its “Airspace” concept, equipping the cabin with more flexible seating and sleeping configurations along with in-flight lounges with transforming modules.

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Airbus Operations GmbH
AirGo Design
Galaxy: Flatbed for A321

Galaxy is a space-efficient seating arrangement that replaces typical recliners on narrow-body aircr... more

Galaxy: Flatbed for A321

AirGo Design

Galaxy is a space-efficient seating arrangement that replaces typical recliners on narrow-body aircrafts with flatbed at 1:1 ratio. With a minimum seat pitch of only 27.6”, the new design enables long-range single-aisle aircrafts like A321 to achieve their full potential. Privacy walls can be lowered via a two-way authentication system, offering on-demand suite.

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AirGo Design