Crystal Jubilee

tThe great and the good of the aviation sector gathered at the Hotel Atlantic Kempsinski for what has come to be regarded as the aviation Oscars – the Crystal Cabin Award.ttA record number of entries marked the ten year jubilee of the ceremony, with a new category – cabin concepts – introduced into the mix and greater transparency added to the submissions and voting process. The evening not only celebrated a new wave of creativity and innovation, but recognised previous winners too.ttIn acknowledgement of the fact that women are poorly represented on the stage at industry events, RunwayGirlNetwork’s Mary Kirby and MaryAnn Simpson led proceedings, with three of the eight awards presented by women.ttAfter a keynote address by Emirates Airline’s CEO, Tim Clark, who led guests along the journey from the company’s conception to today’s status as a leading provider of the premium experience, the awards ceremony unfolded during the evening honouring the time and efforts of the many to ensure an improved passenger experience.ttCongratulations to all winners and a warm handshake to all finalists.ttCabin Concepts: Etihad (cooperation partner Acumen Design Associates) – Etihad B787 First SuitestCabin Systems: B/E Aerospace – Viu Flex Lighting SystemtElectronic Systems: Lufthansa Systems – BoardConnect PortabletGreener Cabin, Health, Safety & Environment: The Boeing Company – Clean Cabin-Fresh LavatorytMaterial & Components: SEKISUI Polymer Innovation – Infused ImagingtPassenger Comfort Hardware: Rebel.Aero Ltd – Rebel.Aero.LtdtUniversity: TU Delft: Kühne in cooperation with Zodiac Seats US – Headrest: increased support and privacytVisionary Concepts: Zodiac Aerospace: Lifestyle

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