Crystal Cabin Award for Excellence in Aircraft Interior Innovation

Often dubbed as “The Oscars of aircraft cabin design” – The Crystal Cabin Award is the only recognised International award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation.

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of this prestigious title and there has been an unusually high number of submissions with 78 unique ideas coming from 18 different countries across the world.  The 24 finalists will compete for this ultimate award in aircraft interiors at the Aircraft Interior Expo next month in Hamburg between 5th and 7th April.

The Crystal Cabin Awards are split across eight separate categories including “Visionary Concepts,” “Electronic Systems” and new for 2016, ” Cabin Concepts.”

Within each of these categories, expect to see some mind blowing technology and incredible vision. These finalists have a true understanding of what gaps still exist in the flight industry for further innovation and as such, they have brought their solutions to the table.

From Lufthansa Technik’s inductive hotplate that will allow fresh meals to be prepared in the galley to “jetlag-reducing” lighting moods that can be projected onto the ceiling of a cabin, courtesy of Diehl Aerospace – the aircraft interiors industry will yet again by moved forward by these dynamic finalists and their ground breaking ideas.

All of the finalists’ products and concepts will be presented in the Crystal  Cabin Award Gallery, on the upper floor at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hall B1, and the winners will personally present their concepts to the public on the 2nd day of the Expo at 12.30pm.

The Aircraft Interiors Expo is an incredible opportunity to witness some of the most imaginative innovation in the aircraft industry – not only from the finalists of the Crystal Cabin Awards but also the huge range of exhibitors at the show. The team at Wicked Coatings will be revealing some never seen before concepts for cabin coatings so be sure to visit us at stand 1A59.