What’s better than the annual Crystal Cabin Awards? How about biannual Crystal Cabin Awards? In response to the impact of the pandemic on aviation, two special categories have been added for this year, in recognition of aircraft cabin and on-board products that address the latest air travel challenges
Delta’s innovation leader, Matt Muta, explains how technology can help the aviation industry return to a pre-Covid travel experience. In this Q&A he explains how new digital solutions can take the guesswork out of international travel, speed its recovery and build a seamless customer experience
Why the recovery in air traffic is gathering momentum on both international and domestic routes, despite many aircraft still being grounded
Following United’s commitment to the Boom Overture, supersonic passenger flight appears to be a fast-approaching reality once more. However, air travel has evolved massively since Concorde’s day, with heightened passenger expectations, so what will the world’s fastest and most expensive passenger experiences look like?
Three Italian companies have joined forces to reimagine commercial aircraft interior design and the passenger experience. The project, named RATIOS, is intended to completely rethink cabins to meet the needs of various travellers and benefit the environment
AIM Altitude is celebrating the delivery of its 123rd ship set for the Emirates A380 interior, including the iconic horseshoe bar. As the final ship set in the series, this delivery marks a 15-year milestone in the company’s relationship with Emirates
As aviation begins to emerge from a challenging 12 months, now is the right time to announce the winners of the 2020 Crystal Cabin Awards. For the 2020 programme some 105 entries were considered by the judging panel to create a shortlist of 24 finalists. We can now reveal the eight winners!
The next big advance in aircraft interiors could be absolutely tiny, when innovative nanomaterials research by the US government matures. Cabin designers could benefit from hygiene and CMF advances, enabled by nanomaterials
Delta is working to enhance its customer experience, with fast Ka-Band inflight connectivity from Viasat, a new in-house developed wi-fi access portal interface, and more personalised IFE content. Delta’s IFE & wi-fi directors explain what this technology means for customers, and how it unlocks the future onboard experience
Tom Enders, former CEO of Airbus, is joining the board of Lilium, the aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) for regional air mobility. Enders explains his decision and the potential for eVTOL