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Crystal Cabin Award 2018Crystal Cabin Award e. V.

Prize-giving ceremony of the Crystal Cabin Award - the only international award for excellence in aircraft interior innovation.

18:00 Uhr


Hotel Atlantic Kempinski, An der Alster 72-79, 20099 Hamburg


Exclusive products and ideas are in the finals of the 2018 Crystal Cabin Awards, the world's most renowned prize for innovation in aircraft interiors. An overview of the 7 Crystal Cabin Award categories:

Cabin Concepts

This category is provided for full cabin concepts that are already existent or at a market-ready stage. The Cabin Concepts category is tailored for airlines as well as manufacturers and design companies.

Cabin Systems

The Cabin Systems category comprises all innovative products that will bring airlines a major benefit in operations and efficiency. Such products could include galleys, lavatories, trolleys, air conditioning systems and seat concepts, with a focus on operating efficiency (e.g. lightweight structures, easy installation, better use of cabin space etc.)

Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity

The IFEC category caters for the fastest growing product range in the aviation industry and includes inflight entertainment as well as on-board connectivity and communications solutions.

Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment

This category combines different classes of innovations. An entry for this category must either reduce negative effects on the environment, or minimize health & safety hazards and security problems for passengers, staff, or live cargo.

Material & Components

In this category, the CCA jury is looking for new materials or new material applications for cabin systems that cut production costs and maximize usability.

Passenger Comfort Hardware

Entries to this category must improve passenger comfort within the cabin, either for all passengers or for specific groups of passengers. The category includes all hardware directly noticeable for the passenger, including seats and seat-related products such as tray tables, partitions, lavatories, premium class and VIP products.


This category provides room for college and university students to present their visions for innovative products and concepts for aircraft interiors.


Once a year, the global aviation industry gathers at Hamburg’s Messehallen trade fair for the Aircraft Interiors Expo (10 – 12 April, 2018) to present the latest cabin innovations and on-board products. The Crystal Cabin Award, presented during the AIX, is one of the highlights of the week.

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