Crystal Cabin Awards announces two new categories

Crystal Cabin Awards announces two new categories

Air travel during the pandemic: Crystal Cabin Award announces two special categories

In 2021, in view of the global Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on global air travel, there will be two special categories for the Crystal Cabin Award, the leading global accolade for innovations in the field of aircraft cabin and on-board products: “Clean & Safe Air Travel” and the “Judges‘ Choice Award”.

The two categories were developed by a task force of the Crystal Cabin Award Association, which is led by Hamburg Aviation, in collaboration with members of the expert jury, spread over four continents. “Clean & Safe Air Travel” is targeted at innovations for aircraft in the areas of health, hygiene, safety, and cleanliness.

The “Judges’ Choice Award” has been designed for entries that would otherwise have been submitted in one of the eight regular categories, including Cabin Systems and In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity. The two special categories will also be open for student submissions.

Award ceremony in Hamburg

Winners of these special categories shall, as always for the Crystal Cabin Award, be chosen by an international jury of almost 30 experts in parallel with the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg in 2021.

At the same time, winners of the coveted trophies will also be selected from the existing finalists in the eight main categories. The current Crystal Cabin Award round was temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Entries for the two special categories can be lodged online at the Crystal Cabin Awards website from 1 October 2020.

 “Crystal Cabin meets…” podcast launched

The Crystal Cabin Awards has also recently launched a podcast. With a focus on aircraft interiors, hear from the experts as they talk about the latest trends, success stories and the industries’ future. You can listen to the first episode on the AIX Hub.

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) is the world’s leading cabin interiors event where airlines and the supply chain to meet and has been for over 20 years. AIX plays host to the latest innovations, technologies and products for the cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort industries.