The New Age of Cabin Lighting: jetlite to Launch the Next Level for PaxEx at AIX
jetlite, headquartered at Hamburg’s renowned ZAL TechCenter, is announcing the launch of several innovative hardware solutions at Aircraft Interiors Expo this year.
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jetlite, headquartered at Hamburg’s renowned ZAL TechCenter, is announcing the launch of several innovative hardware solutions at Aircraft Interiors Expo this year.
All of which are being developed in cooperation with leading industry partners, and will present a significant improvement to the passenger experience on board.
The jetlite innovations that are based on the principles of Human Centric Lighting will enable operators to bring passenger well-being to new heights. Taking a step beyond mood lighting, jetlite’s solutions also mitigate the effects of jet lag for all booking classes.
Overview of the jetlite innovations and activities at the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo:
1) jetlite controller – Silver Atena Stand (Hall B1 1A58)
jetlite and Silver Atena are developing the world’s first controller to fully automate the cabin lighting, based on jetlite’s Human Centric Lighting that enhances passenger well-being and reduces the effects of jet lag. Resting on a scientific algorithm, the jetlite controller uses specific flight parameters, such as route, direction and time zones crossed to calculate the optimal cabin lighting scenarios for each flight. The cabin crew can start the entire lighting program easily with one click through a user-friendly interface on the Flight Attendant Panel (FAP). The program runs automatically throughout the rest of the flight, thereby drastically reducing the required work for flight attendants. The jetlite controller is easily retrofittable as part of a routine A-check and ensures a standardization of the cabin lighting quality across fleets and flight routes.
2) lite2fix Multi ATA Cabin Concept – SFS Stand (Hall B6, 6B20)
lite2fix (www.lite2fix.com) is a revolutionary interface-reduced fastening concept,developed by SFS Aircraft Components and jetlite at Hamburg’s ZAL. It includes a customizable lighting system, enhancing the cabin face to the passenger. Due to latest LED technology, lite2fix not only allows for the integration of jetlite’s Human Centric Lighting, but also for further innovative forms of using light in the cabin – for example as part of the airline branding, or to display information in the aisle during (de)boarding.
3) jetlite Business Class Solution
Further activities of jetlite also include developing a more personalized Human Centric Lighting solution for business class. Details on this concept will be announced - together with a further industry partner - during the Hamburg show.
4) Partnership with the Crystal Cabin Award
jetlite is proud to be an official partner of the Crystal Cabin Award 2019, the world’s most highly recognized award for innovation in aircraft interiors. As part of the partnership, Toni Garrn, jetlite co-founder, as well as internationally renowned model and actress, will join the keynote panel at the Crystal Cabin Award ceremony on 2nd of April, speaking about the growing importance of well-being for advancing passenger experience, which has also resulted in her engagement at jetlite.
jetlite is a young German company headquartered at Hamburg’s ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. jetlite provides holistic and scientifically-proven solutions to reduce jet lag and increase overall passenger well-being, focusing on Human Centric Lighting. The jetlite lighting scenarios are already flying on Lufthansa’s A350 fleet after successful proof of concept. The company is winner of the German Innovation Award 2018, 1st season alumnus of Airbus BizLab, Official Partner of the Crystal Cabin Award 2019, and active member of the Hamburg Aviation cluster.
Meet us at the show!
We look forward to discussing our latest innovations and the impact of lighting for passenger experience, at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg with you! To schedule a meeting with product demonstration, DM Iwana Johannsen anytime at email@example.com.
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Aircraft Interiors Expo
2 - 4 April in Hamburg
Hall B6, Booth 6B90E
Safran presents a wide range of product innovation at this year's Aicraft Interiors Expo.
A new generation of herringbone seat ready to move. The cabin configuration offers 100% direct aisle access with companion travel option. The flexible door offers lower weight, positive impact regarding the certification process as well as more possible customization options for airlines.
Lower Deck Modules
Safran Cabin uses its 25 years of experience in lower deck crew rest to propose this innovative concept for lower deck modules for passenger experience. Developed with Airbus for the A330 and A350 aircraft, this solution allows airlines to generate new revenues. It’s finalist for CCA Awards.
The most highly optimized business class solution. Optima configuration increases passenger living room while expanding cabin capacity. It gives 100% aisle access for every passenger, privacy-enhancing sliding screens and double bed option for centerline seats.
ECOS Fixed Shelf Bin
The revolutionary ECOS interior is now available for the first time in a fixed-shelf version. This new variant maintains all of the enhanced bag capacity of our pivoting bins. Also available for retrofit on A320 series aircraft along with the full line of ECOS cabin products.
The latest technologies for the benefit of both passengers and operational efficiency. The matured Z400 seat ranging from the lightweight and efficient version from 10kg per pax to the high end comfort version with various amenity panels.
Track your equipment
Safran’s connectivity solution unlocks valuable data through a simple universal add-on. A context-aware sensor provides powerful operational and business information on the key milestones in your operation including handover, cleaning, food quality, stocks and maintenance insights.
Stunning 4K Displays and Bluetooth Audio
A combination of lightweight hardware and unique software provides a 4K high definition passenger display range with a highly configurable passenger graphical user interface (GUI) enabling multi-tasking, multi-touch and multi-window applications.
Revolution Toilet Premium Enhancements
The modular toilet allows for small premium upgrades and enhancements that can quickly and easily be incorporated into your toilet. Interact with the latest enhancements that will soon be coming to a Revolution™ toilet near you.
Safran at AIX: Hall B7, Stand 7B40 // Hall 4B, Stand 4C20
The Netherlands, France, Portugal...the list of exhibiting countries at the AIX is large. The European clusters are your first point of contact in the exhibition halls.
Also this year, numerous international cluster managers from the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) will be represented at AIX with their own regional stands. If you want to establish contacts to the Netherlands, France, Portugal, Austria or Germany, you will find the ideal starting point with the international network of cluster managers. This year, partners of the following clusters will be represented at the AIX: Niedersachen Aviation (DE), Flemish Aerospace Group (NL), Aeriades (FR), ACstyria Mobilitätscluster GmbH (AT), Aerospace Valley (FR), Aerospace Wales Forum (GB), AED Cluster Portugal (PT).
To get in touch with the international contacts, please contact Francine Schulz at francine.schulzhamburg-aviation.com.
About the EACP: As a "think tank" of European aviation, the EACP manages transnational projects and promotes an international exchange of contacts at both the political and industrial level. Hamburg Aviation coordinates the network.
It’s that time of year again! From 02 to 04 April, the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2019 is being held in Hamburg // Crystal Cabin Award ceremony on 2 April.
For the international aviation industry, it is one of THE highlights in the annual calendar: the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, the leading global trade show for everything to do with aircraft cabins, passenger experience and on-board products. And in 2019, the event is celebrating its 20th birthday. Thousands of airline managers, manufacturers, suppliers and journalists from all over the world will gather in the German city from 02 to 04 April, to view and discuss the latest trends in aircraft seats and in-flight entertainment at more than 500 stands. The absolute vanguard amongst the innovative concepts this year will be crowned by an international expert jury on the evening of 2 April at the Crystal Cabin Awards, an initiative of Hamburg Aviation.
Hamburg’s First Mayor to visit the Aircraft Interiors Expo for the first time
This year, Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, will be visiting the Aircraft Interiors Expo for the first time. During a tour of the event on the morning of Wednesday 3 April, he will get an overview of Hamburg’s participants in the world’s biggest aircraft interiors show. The northern German metropolitan region is considered the world’s most important site for this rapidly growing segment. It is not just major corporations such as Airbus and Lufthansa Technik that have concentrated their worldwide activities in the field here. Dozens of suppliers of all sizes, research institutions, such as the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research and, on the university side, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences have a focus on aircraft interiors here.
Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, comments:“The final assembly and delivery of one in every six airliners worldwide takes place in Hamburg. More than 40,000 highly qualified specialists work in the civil aviation industry in Hamburg. Some 3,000 of them are in the field of cabin development. The Aircraft Interiors Expo underlines our status as an important location for this field. The Customer Definition Center at Airbus has contributed to this development by allowing the airlines to tailor their cabins with the latest technology. And the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research also plays a role with innovative developments that optimise cabins and associated technologies.”
Boom industry: the growing importance of aircraft interiors
Worldwide, air transport is growing rapidly, and already, around the globe, more than 120,000 flights take off every day, carrying over 10 million passengers. The atmosphere and services on board are increasingly serving the role of a “business card” for airlines, especially in the premium segment. At the same time, every square centimeter of space is precious. If the aircraft cabin were an apartment, the monthly rental would equate to some 1,400 euros per square meter. Just how to increase passenger comfort in a tightly packed Economy cabin therefore continues to be one of the most important areas for products at the show.
Crystal Cabin Award crowns the best concepts of the year
The leading international innovations and concepts this year will be selected at the Crystal Cabin Awards, to be presented in eight categories at a formal ceremony in the Great Stock Exchange Hall of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, on the evening of 2 April. The independent industry prize, an initiative of Hamburg Aviation, is one of the most coveted honours in the aviation industry for airlines, manufacturers, suppliers and universities alike, and it is closely watched by media from all over the world. The guest list for the evening event this year is full of famous names, too. Alongside political heavyweights such as Hamburg’s First Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher and the Coordinator of Aerospace Policy for the Federal German Government, Thomas Jarzombek, there are also several CEOs from the aviation industry,y along with top stars such as model Toni Garrn and Emirates President Sir Tim Clark. On Wednesday 3 April, at 2:30 p.m., all victors will be at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in person to present their concepts in the Cabin Space LIVE Auditorium on the 1st floor of Hall B4. Throughout the Expo, the Crystal Cabin Award Gallery is located here, displaying all of this year’s finalists.
Strong Hamburg presence amongst the exhibitors
The Aircraft Interiors Expo may be highly international, but Hamburg is all the more present. At its stand in Hall B5 (5A20), Airbus is focusing on matters including long-haul comfort, using the A320 range of aircraft as an example. A major portion of the final assembly for these best-selling aircraft takes place in Hamburg. The A320 family was conceived as a short and medium-haul airliner. However, the new A321LR (“Long Range”) version can serve lower-volume long-haul routes without passengers having to sacrifice comfort. The Airbus Airspace cabin concept incorporates additional elements to improve well-being on board, for example with customised lighting scenarios and more spatial depth.
The Aircraft Interiors Expo is an important event for Lufthansa Technik (Hall B6, 6B80), too. The company, headquartered in Hamburg, now provides maintenance support for 20 percent of the world’s airliners, giving it plenty of experience of where there is room for improvement in the cabin. Examples include the galley area, where flight attendants regularly get chilled feet and colds because of the unheated floors, or the lack of USB ports for passengers to charge their smartphones in flight. The Lufthansa subsidiary has solutions for both of these concerns.
Amongst this year’s biggest exhibitors, once again, is Diehl Aviation, a supplier active in the Hamburg market (Hall B7, 7D20). Alongside a walk-through cabin model that brings innovative lighting scenarios and digital assistant systems to life, Diehl’s booth is focused on the essential matter of water on board. A retrofit antibacterial filter for the lavatory, the UV-LED Water Disinfection Unit, uses ultraviolet light to ensure that for the first time, passengers can safely drink tap water.
Krueger Aviation and zweigrad Design present a complete re-invention of the on-board lavatory in their multicultural aircraft toilet. The re-thought lavatory can be used in a sitting position or, in line with Asian cultures, squatting. The diverse utility of the room is completed with a seating area for getting changed prior to landing and a large baby changing table with animated figures. (Hall B6, Stand 6B70). Pretty much right next door, but with a very different focus, Airbus partner Altran will for the first time be demonstrating its Printed Electrics technology that won a Crystal Cabin Award in 2018, with live printing of electronic wiring for the cabin. Hamburg companies Silver-Atena and jetlite are presenting the jetlite Controller in Hall B1 (1A58). The device uses scientifc algorithms and current flight data to calculate the optimal lighting scenario for the cabin. This has been proven to reduce the sense of jetlag.
The first point of contact for all Hamburg businesses and organisations this year is once again the Hamburg Aviation stand in Hall B6, 6B90, a shared presence with the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research. This is part of the “Hanse Pavilion”, the largest joint stand at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, organised by the Hanse-Aerospace supplier association. The Hamburg Aviation cluster is also politically active and will be holding a reception during the trade fair for a delegation of Canadian aerospace representatives, including the Minister of Economy for Québec, Pierre Fitzgibbon. The delegation is spending the entire week in northern Germany.
Aircraft Interiors Expo celebrates its 20th birthday
The Aircraft Interiors Expo, organised by Reed Exhibitions,is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2019. It has become part of the larger Passenger Experience Week, which begins on Monday 1 April with the Passenger Experience Conference (PEC) and continues with “AIX” and two other parallel trade shows, the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) and Passenger Technology Solutions (PTS). All these events are taking place at at the Hamburg Messe trade fair site.
Focusing on widebody and single-aisle cabin leadership, Enhancing the future cabin with our “Connected Experience”.
Airbus showcases its latest cabin innovations at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany – the world’s largest event dedicated to the aircraft interiors industry, in-flight entertainment, connectivity and passenger services.
At the Airbus stand this year (Hall B5, Stand 5A20), Airbus will display the latest full-scale Airspace cabin mock-ups for the A320 – including its new overhead Airspace XL Bins and full-flat seats for long range comfort; and an A220 cabin mock-up with both business and economy seats – demonstrating how this aircraft offers the leading cabin experience in any small single-aisle aircraft. Moreover, the booth will also feature the ‘Day & Night’ premium concept for the A350 XWB; and there will also be an A320 Upgrade Services mock-up. Virtual Reality Gears will allow visitors to experience all aircraft cabins.
Airbus is also leading the field with new innovations in the cabin, notably with our IoT-enabling “Connected Experience”, creating a cabin ecosystem which seamlessly connects cabin elements to provide a personalised passenger experience. In addition, Airbus is providing a glimpse of the future flying experience with our new ‘Cabin Vision 2030’ – inspired by airlines, tech companies and start-ups. At the stand, visitors can also explore what’s new in terms of possible seat innovations for passengers’ comfort and airlines’ differentiation and efficiency.
This year Airbus is proud to have been shortlisted twice in the prestigious Crystal Cabin Awards for the following achievements: The “Lower-Deck Passenger Experience Modules”, in cooperation with Safran; and also for the new “X-tend Seat” concept over-wing exit seat for single-aisle aircraft. The Crystal Cabin Awards ceremony is held on the evening of Tuesday 2nd where the winners will be revealed.
As well as attending the Airbus Cabin Media Briefing & exhibit tour on Tuesday morning with news announcements, journalists are also invited to contact us to arrange one-to-one cabin mock-up / demo tours plus expert interviews throughout the three days of the show.
HeatNOW provides pleasant warmth to the galleys. USB Power offers three different charging alternatives via USB-port.
Both world premieres and further products will be presented at Lufthansa Technik’s booth6B80.
The galleys in the aircraft are among the areas of the cabin that are normally exposed to strong changes in temperature. Thanks to a new technology which is based on infrared warmth, it is now possible to provide also these areas with pleasant warmth. The respective new product HeatNOW of Lufthansa Technik will have its world premiere at Aircraft Interiors Expo. A further new product is USB Power, a flexible solution offering three different charging alternatives via USB-port, that can be installed into the aircraft cabin cost efficiently. Both new products will be showcased at Lufthansa Technik‘s booth 6B80 which has been completely redesigned.
Contributing to Lufthansa Technik's practical solutions for cabin optimization, Bigger Door and Center Ceiling Stowage will be presented - both products aim at enlarging the storage space above the passengers. Bigger Door and Center Ceiling Stowage will be presented as part of a cabin mockup at the booth. The non-electric floorpath-marking system GuideU will be presented by means of a completely new developed exhibit.
American Airlines is starting scheduled flights with the first of its 100 new Airbus A321neo aircraft on order.
These aircraft come equipped with an all-new cabin interior designed for enhanced passenger comfort and convenience, including larger Airspace XL overhead luggage bins that increase carry-on bag capacity.
American is the launch customer for the Airspace XL bins, which provide approximately 40 percent more overhead storage space for passengers on board the 196-seat aircraft. In addition to equipping its new A321neos with the XL bins, American also plans to retrofit ist entire in-service fleet of earlier A321 models – more than 200 aircraft – with the cabin features included on the new A321neos.
Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus’ Vice President of Cabin Marketing said: “We are very pleased that American Airlines’ first A321neos with the Airspace XL bins are now entering service. We constantly work with airline customers to improve our aircraft cabins, and American in particular played an instrumental role with us in developing our biggest and best overhead bins to date.”
The Airspace XL bins accommodate larger luggage – up 24” x 16” x 10” – allowing standard roll-on bags to be loaded on their sides instead of being inserted flat. This creates room for up to four bags in each bin instead of the current three. The larger bins will significantly reduce the number of passenger bags checked at the gate, and sent to the cargo hold. American‘s selected cabin layout allows the airline greater flexibility in seating arrangements and use of cabin space. The two class cabin will gain an additional row of first-class seats, bringing the total to 20. Outfitting the A321neo with a free wireless inflight-entertainment (IFE) system allows passengers to select a wide-range of options from their own devices. LED mood lighting will enhance the cabin environment.
Powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines and ETOPS certified for lengthy over water flights, the A321neo will allow American to carry larger loads on its longer, more densely travelled routes such as Los Angeles and Phoenix to Orlando, or West Coast hubs to Hawaii. The A321neo is the largest member of the A320 Family, seating up to 240 passengers, depending on cabin configuration. Incorporating the latest engines, aerodynamic advances, and cabin innovations, the A321neo offers a reduction in fuel consumption of at least 15 percent per seat from day one and 20 percent by 2020 as well as a 50 percent noise reduction.
Smart floor panel heating optimizes comfort on boardThree new solutions for USB charging in the cabin.
Lufthansa Technik presents two innovative cabin products at this year's Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX): HeatNOW is a heating system for floor panels which is easy to install and maintain whereas three smart options for USB charging offer inflight power to passengers.
Comfortable warm feet with HeatNOW
With HeatNOW, cold floors in aircraft cabins belong to the past overcoming a lot of shortcomings of already available systems. Together with the Austrian company Villinger, Lufthansa Technik's engineers have developed a completely new approach for floor panel heating by introducing a self-regulating heated coating: Its internal electrical resistance increases with higher temperatures. Thereby, hot spots and possible damages resulting from thermal effects are avoided. Layers of carbon fiber protect the heated coating on both sides. Thanks to the thin and flexible design of the heating pad it can be removed and exchanged without much effort.
Lufthansa Technik will offer HeatNOW as a complete installation kit, readily assembled for different aircraft types. The system is currently being tested for approval in the Airbus A320 as well as the Boeing 737 and 757.
USB plugs installed overhead or attached to the seat
Whether a flight is short distance or long haul - the need to recharge laptops, smartphones and tablets is constantly growing among passengers. Lufthansa Technik now offers three solutions for USB charging: either installed in the overhead panel or directly attached to the seat, while the latter option also offers additional revenue possibilities.
The first solution can be simply installed in the passenger service unit within the overhead panel and is supplied by the untapped energy of the reading lights. There is no need for additional installations,which is why it is approximately 50 percent lighter than competing products.
Easily attached to any kind of seat, the second solution does not affect the existing aircraft seat certification (ETSO/TSO) and enables the passenger to find the USB plug easily thanks to its smart illumination.
The third option furthermore adds the possibility for airlines to opt for generating ancillary revenue by displaying advertisements or letting passengers pay for recharging.
Airbus has extended its Airspace Customer Definition Centre (CDC) at its Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany for cross-programme cabin customization by now including the A320 and A330 programmes – to complement the existing A350 XWB customization areas.
From now on operators of all these programmes can experience the well-established approach for a fast, easy and state-of-the-art cabin definition which Airbus has been offering for A350 XWB customers since the original CDC first opened in 2014.
Furthermore, the CDC now fully adopts the ‘Airspace’ Cabin Brand, which was first launched with the A330neo, and sets new cabin standards of comfort, ambience, service and design for airlines and their passengers. Consequently, the CDC was renamed to Airspace Customer Definition Centre. Following the launch of this extension in April 2017, construction began to enlarge the existing CDC premises by redeveloping and equipping a large adjacent aircraft hangar into a state-of-the-art and cooperative working environment. Recently completed, the new facility adds approximately 4,500 m² of new space over two floors dedicated for A320 and A330 customers, and will foster the realisation of their integrated cabin solutions. The CDC extension features new customer-specific mock-up areas as well as highly flexible presentation and conference rooms on two levels with the ambience of an industrial loft.
“With the ability of the A320-Family aircraft to serve long-range routes and the A330neo evolution, the cabins of these aircraft families have become more specific and are subject to intense customization,” said Sören Scholz, Airbus Senior Vice President Cabin & Cargo Programme. “Since today four out of five A350 XWB customers are simultaneously A320/A330 operators this step is a win-win-situation for all involved stakeholders to foster and streamline the cabin definition across their fleet.”
In the CDC customers follow a unique definition process through a purposely designed array of highly dedicated zones. In line with Airbus’ track record of cabin innovation, the extension brings several new technologies and services which are now available across the different aircraft types. A key highlight is a new Airbus invented floor projection system which displays the full-scale real cabin layout on the floor. Combined with original cabin elements, customers can perform ‘live’ tests of alternative layouts and scenarios. In addition to this innovation, some configuration mock-ups have been expanded to include a cargo area to discuss solutions for the use of the space in the lower-deck. Furthermore, meeting rooms are updated with the latest VR-technologies.
The combination of functional play rooms for cabin equipment testing, exhibition areas for typical airline product staging, design studios for material and mood light definitions, virtual and augmented reality technology complemented by customer-specific mock-up areas, make the Airspace CDC a unique and attractive one-stop-shop for customers.
Following extensive market feedback, and support from our industrial partners, Airbus has decided to proceed with an *IoT Platform for the Cabin, known as the Airbus Connected Experience.
Up to now this has been a concept study, which is ‘coming to life’ following cooperation agreements signed with three best-in-class partners: gategroup, Stelia Aerospace and Recaro Aircraft Seating – with more to join.
The platform will link in real-time interconnected core cabin components, including the galleys, meal trolleys, seats, overhead bins and other cabin elements. As well as allowing data exchange throughout the cabin for the crew, it is also planned that consolidated information could also be uploaded to the Skywise cloud for subsequent trend analytics.
The connected cabin will provide airlines, flight crews and passengers with significant benefits. For flight crews it means that they can access an integrated platform which keeps pre-flight and real-time data in one place, while passengers will receive a more personalized travel experience. And for airlines the platform would allow them to use the aggregated cabin equipment usage trends (of the connected elements) to perform predictive maintenance analytics over their entire fleet – thus improving the overall cabin service reliability, quality and performance on board all their aircraft. The platform will also allow wireless streaming to passengers and will enable airlines to host third-party applications for movies.
Soeren Scholz, Airbus’ SVP Cabin & Cargo Programme said: “As airlines drive to improve operational efficiencies and reliability, they can now look to the Connected Experience, offered by Airbus together with our industrial partners, to link different elements of the cabin, seats, galleys and trolleys into one central data system.” He adds: “This seamless inter-connectivity within the cabin will also be of tremendous benefit to passengers who will be able to enjoy individually tailored, personalised and high quality inflight service.”
Examples of “Connected Experience” components:
The Connected galley will enable passengers to pre-order from a dedicated prediction of preferred food & beverage for passengers – which also reduces waste and increases passenger satisfaction. It will also enable cabin crew to benefit from full transparency of inventory management for efficient operations, as well as facilitating remote passenger communication to deliver quick and personalised passenger service based on individual preferences.
Connected seat: The connected seat will provide passengers with personalised seat position settings as well as remote ordering of preferred beverage or meal via personal devices. And onto their IFE screens passengers will be able to receive customised content including movies of interest or relevant advertisement for topics they are interested in – such as recommendations for concerts they would enjoy at their destination.
Connected bin: Not only will a ‘smart’ bin indicate free space to place passengers’ luggage faster, but it could also enable space management, so that passengers can book the space for the bags in advance.
The Crystal Cabin Awards for 2019 go to Airbus, Air New Zealand, Collins Aerospace (2x), Paperclip Design, Recaro, TU Delft and United Airlines.
The 13th Crystal Cabin Awards were presented in Hamburg on Tuesday evening. The winners of the globally respected prize for cabin innovation and on-board products are Airbus, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Recaro, Paperclip Design, TU Delft and twice Collins Aerospace. Winners received the snow-white trophies in the trading floor hall of the Chamber of Commerce at a function attended by the Governing Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, and other famous guests including Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates, and the model and actress Toni Garrn. The Crystal Cabin Awards are presented each year as part of the leading global trade fair, “Aircraft Interiors Expo”. The award, initiated by Hamburg Aviation, set another new record for submissions this year, with more than 100 entries from 22 countries.
Guests of honour at the Crystal Cabin Award ceremony were Hamburg’s Governing Mayor, Dr Peter Tschentscher, along with the Federal German Government’s Coordinator of Aerospace Policy, Thomas Jarzombek. A panel discussion at the event, made up of Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline, Juha Jarvinen, Executive Vice President Commercial at Virgin Atlantic, and model and frequent flyer Toni Garrn, talked about future passenger comfort. Garrn, born in Hamburg, is joint founder of the local start-up jetlite, a company focused on lighting scenarios for reducing jetlag on long-haul flights.