As of 8 October 2014, applicants are invited to submit their ideas for the most prestigious international competition for innovation in the aircraft cabin – the Crystal Cabin Award. A distinguished panel of experts will evaluate the market potential of the contributions. By reaching the finals, the attention of potential customers will be attracted by the concept. The winners will be named during a gala dinner at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, returning to Hamburg 14 to 16 April 2015.
Awards in seven categories
Also this year, the Crystal Cabin Award will honour the best ideas of aircraft interiors innovation in seven categories, i. e. Greener Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment; Industrial Design & Visionary Concepts; Material & Components; Passenger Comfort Hardware; Passenger Comfort Systems; Premium Class & VIP; and University. An international committee of experts makes a preliminary selection from all entries received. After this, the 24 members of the specialist judging panel assess the participants who have made it onto this shortlist. Within each category, the three entries with the highest average score from the judges are invited to Hamburg to present their products and concepts at the final viewing.