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Aircraft Cabin "Oscars" Take Off Into Jubilee Year

The 10th Crystal Cabin Award is open for entries until 4 November. New categories and new website to mark the special anniversary

For the tenth time now, the Crystal Cabin Award Association is calling for submissions for the most famous and respected international prize in aircraft interiors. The search is on for the most innovative ideas and products related to traveling above the clouds. Entries will be accepted at www.crystal-cabin-award.com until 4 November, and the winners will be announced, as always, as part of the Aircraft Interiors Expo (5 – 7 April 2016) in Hamburg.

Eight Category Added in Jubilee Year

The talented few who manage to win the hearts and minds of the 24 members of the expert jury will join the elite ranks of an impressive gallery of winners. This year alone saw such big names such as B/E Aerospace, ViaSat, Embraer, and Etihad Airways taking home the trophies. And to make the award even more attractive in its jubilee year, an eighth category has been added: “Cabin Concepts”. Meanwhile, the “Cabin Systems”, “Electronic Systems”, “Passenger Comfort Hardware”, and “Visionary Concepts” categories have been refined to further sharpen the focus in these fields. Furthermore, the Crystal Cabin Award has a brand new online presence, right on time for the start of the submissions phase, with a completely new and mobile-friendly design. Emirates is to support the industry’s “Oscars” as a Platinum Sponsor.

International Heavyweight

“In the ten years of its existence, the Crystal Cabin Award has become an international heavyweight. Its visibility reaches well beyond the industry’s borders and it plays a substantial role in defining trends and innovations on board aircraft. This success story would never have been possible were it not for the outstanding voluntary commitment, year on year, of our Judging Panel members from all over the world and the Hamburg Aviation team,” says Dr Holger Friehmelt, Managing Director of AAT Composites in Cape Town and a CCA juror from the very beginning.

Award Gala At Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016

The Crystal Cabin Award has been closely and keenly followed by the whole industry for many years. Just being shortlisted is enough for many companies and products to attain international visibility. Being chosen by the 24 expert members of the Judging Panel to be amongst the three finalists in each category brings with it the opportunity to present the concept to leading figures of the industry in person at the final viewing. A victory at the Crystal Cabin Award, presented each year at a gala dinner as part of the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, is recognised as a clear and unmistakeable accolade from the international trade community.

Honouring Innovation In Aircraft Cabins

The Crystal Cabin Award stands for the idea of an independent platform for the industry to promote and honour innovation in aviation worldwide. The list of supporters of the Crystal Cabin Award reads like a Who’s Who of the international community. And two renowned Platinum Sponsors have joined the list this year: Emirates Airline and Bishop GmbH. The Crystal Cabin Award is supported by the following sponsors and media partners: Airbus, Aircraft Cabin Management, Aircraft Interiors Expo (Reed Exhibitions), Aircraft Interiors International Magazine, Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), APEX, Bishop GmbH Aeronautical Engineers, DIEHL Aerosystems Holding, Embraer, Emirates Airline, FERCHAU AVIATION Division, HAECO Cabin Solutions, Inflight Magazine, Jetliner Cabins, Lufthansa Technik AG, Runway Girl Network and SEKISUI SPI.

You, too, can become a supporter of the Crystal Cabin Award. Information on sponsorship opportunities and packages is available from Carmen Krause (carmen.krause(at)crystal-cabin-award.com).

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About the Crystal Cabin Award

The Crystal Cabin Award is the only international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation, donated by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and released by the Crystal Cabin Award Association. This unique honour for outstanding cabin products and concepts was presented for the first time ever on 17 April 2007 during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. The Crystal Cabin Award’s main intention is to initiate a significant improvement in passenger comfort. The award is designed to motivate companies and research facilities to develop new products and modern designs for aircraft cabin interiors.

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