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Crystal Cabin Award 2021: the Special Categories

Two special categories have been added to the 2021 Crystal Cabin Award programme, developed by a task force of judging panel members in response to the global coronavirus pandemic and its impact on aviation worldwide. Awards organisers Lukas Kaestner and Julia Grosser present the winners in this online ceremony

Features crystal cabin awards trophies lined up in a row

Safran scores a double victory at the Crystal Cabin Awards

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

Catering & Onboard Retail

AIX and WTCE Virtual: the highlights so far

Professionals from across the aircraft cabin interiors and onboard services sectors have come together online to join the Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) and World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) Virtual events. Here just a few highlights from the events…

Industry News

60% of passengers feel safe to fly in 2021

Inmarsat has commissioned the world’s largest airline passenger survey conducted since the pandemic, which finds that 60% of airline passengers feel happy to fly by end of 2021. Airline reputation is increasingly important and a deciding factor for 50% of passengers when choosing an airline. Quarantine is now a bigger worry for passengers than catching SARS-CoV-2 at the airport or on board a plane

Inflight Connectivity

Ku-band goes into ThinAir

Panasonic is developing a next-generation antenna which builds upon ThinKom’s VICTS (Variable Inclination Continuous Transverse Stub) technology to connect aircraft with Ku-band satellites


UV lamps developed to sanitise cabin interiors

Collins Aerospace has developed Lilac-UV, an ultraviolet (UV) lighting option that can sanitise aircraft interiors nearly anywhere a light is installed inside a cabin. The lamps emit what the company describes as a “slight” violet light that can disinfect illuminated surfaces within seconds

Aircraft Seating

AJW and Autostop join forces in aviation

AJW Group, the global supply chain solutions and MRO provider, has joined forces with Autostop Aviation, the largest seat cover manufacturing facility in Europe to create a new name in the cabin industry: AJW Technique Interiors

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