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Ideas wanted: Crystal Cabin Award open for new entries

Application will close 11 November 2015. Outstanding innovation in aircraft cabins honoured.

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.


On the Crystal Cabin Award (CCA)

The Crystal Cabin Award is the only international prize recognising innovations in aircraft cabins. A jury made up of renowned academics, engineers, industry journalists, airliners, and aircraft manufacturers will jointly evaluate all entries on extraordinary cabin concepts and products. The competition with the slogan “Let your ideas take off” to honour was launched by Hamburg Aviation and is organised by the Crystal Cabin Award Association. The award, to date the only one of its kind, has been presented at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg since 2007. The trophies have become a seal of quality, known and coveted around the world.
In 2015, the The Crystal Cabin Award 2015 will be supported by the following sponsors: Airbus, Aircraft Cabin Management, the Aircraft Interiors Expo trade fair (Reed Exhibitions), Aircraft Interiors International Magazine, APEX, B/E Aerospace, Bishop GmbH Aeronautical Engineers, DIEHL Aerosystems Holding, Emirates Airline, FERCHAU AVIATION Division, Jetliner Cabins and SEKISUI.

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