24 Crystal Cabin Awards finalists revealed – from 3D IFE to premium suites

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Among the Crystal Cabin Awards 2018 finalists are (clockwise from top-left): United Screens GmbH for its glasses-free 3D IFE, the PASSME Innovative Aircraft Seat, Bluebox Aviation Systems for its accessible IFE, and Singapore Airlines’ new A380 Suites.

A total of 24 finalists have been selected for the Crystal Cabin Awards 2018, for which Future Travel Experience is a Media Partner. The 24-strong list of products and concepts has been selected by an expert jury from the 91 submissions that made the initial shortlist.

The finalists will now battle it out for eight Crystal Cabin Award trophies, which for the first time are being produced using 3D printing technology. The winners will be announced during a special ceremony in Hamburg on 10 April 2018, after the finalists have presented their ideas in person to the 28 judges.

Cabin Concepts – Finalists

Airbus – A320 Family Airspace Interior

PriestmanGoode – Qatar Airways Qsuite

Singapore Airlines (in cooperation with Pierrejean Design Studio & Zodiac Seats UK) – Singapore Airlines’ new A380 Suites 

Cabin Systems – Finalists

PASSME Consortium (in cooperation with Almadesign, Optimares, TU Delft & DLR) – PASSME Innovative Aircraft Seat

Rockwell Collins – Silhouette MOVE

Zodiac Aerospace – Durinal 

Greener Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment – Finalists

The Boeing Company – The Boeing Cabin Dry Floor

Villinger GmbH – LiteHeat IHP – Indestructible Heated Floor Panel

VT Milotape – Cyber-secured Cabin Wireless Networks 

IFEC – Finalists

Bluebox Aviation Systems (in cooperation with Virgin Atlantic Airways & the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association) – Bluebox aIFE – accessible IFE for passengers with visual impairment

Inmarsat – European Aviation Network

United Screens GmbH – Glasses-free 3D IFE

Material & Components – Finalists

Airbus (in cooperation with Altran) – Printed Electrics Applied: the new info panel

Rockwell Collins – Secant Luminous Panel

Weigele Aerospace – Airborne Cooking Robot

Passenger Comfort Hardware – Finalists

LIFT by EnCore (in cooperation with The Boeing Company) – 787 Dreamliner Tourist Class Seating

Rockwell Collins – Valkyrie Bed

Zodiac Aerospace – Eco Zlounge 

University – Finalists

Cranfield University – E-tom Smart Faucet – a water atomisation concept

The University of Edinburgh (in cooperation with Airbus & pureLiFi) – Gigabit wireless networking in aircraft cabins via light-fidelity (Li-Fi)

University of Cincinnati (in cooperation with The Boeing Company & Live Well Collaborative) – Virtual Assistant – Boeing Onboard

Visionary Concepts – Finalists

Airbus – New Cabin Premium Class “Day and Night” Concept

Renacens Sistemas SL – 3D SeatMap VR

Rockwell Collins – Universal Passenger Seat Interface