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The most prestigious awards for aviation cabin designs and on-board products, Crystal Cabin Awards, already have winners.
Specifically, they have kept eight of the 94 projects from 22 countries that they received for the 2019 candidacy. The future is in the air so many companies strive to patent the best designs with which we will travel in the coming years. Do you want to know how they will be?
In the visionary concept category, it has been the Paperclip Design company that has won the prize for its family booths. This bed can be transformed into a three bedroom suite.
Peacock Suites, winners in the category of visionary concepts. © Paperclip Design Limited
In this same category and as a finalist, Panasonic has also presented a proposal for Business Class. As these awards point out, the future is increasingly focused on developing novelties for the business class and not so much for first class .
In this sense, privacy, calm and relaxation are more important than luxury, that is why Panasonic has created a seat that not only isolates noise, but also plays relaxing music and even rain sound. And the best: with its nanoe air filtration system, it eliminates bad odors.
The ergonomic seat of Recaro. © Crystal Cabin Awards 2019
The economy class also has a place in these awards. For example, the ergonomic seats of Recaro (finally it is finished breaking your neck while you sleep!) Or the self-service counter with food from Collins Aerospace . The extension of Krüger Aviation baths will be crucial for fathers and mothers because they include a baby changing table with animation. This same company, as we told you a few months ago, allowed to practice colecho also in the economic class of its airplanes.
For its part, Airbus has designed a new cabin concept exclusively for those passengers who wish to sleep peacefully during the flight . Obviously they are not for passengers with claustrophobia because they do not have windows (you can see them on the cover of this article).
M-Flex Duet by Collins Aerospace. © Crystal Cabin Awards 2019
Another trend that will mark the future will be the planes that do not distinguish between classes . The most radical idea in this regard has been a Hongik university student in Korea, his "1 for all" intertwines the different classes with seats to achieve the maximum possible use of space.
Along the same lines, Ultraflex-Zone of AIM Altitude proposes to create common areas such as cafeterias or workspaces within everyone's reach.
There could be a lack of proposals that aim to reduce the CO2 footprint . The International Water Guard company has created a system to save water and fuel, while Safran has designed the 'Essential' bed seats without heavy mechanical components . The result is 25% less weight and almost 20% more space for the passenger.
One for all of Hongik. © Crystal Cabin Awards 2019
Of all the finalists, there is one that takes the cake and is the project presented by the University of Cincinatt. Would you like to eat moderately decent once and for all during the return ? With your application you could order your food at the airport restaurant of your choice and it would be served hot during the flight . Wonderful!
While the SMEATED application warns the passenger of the best posture to sit on the plane, on takeoff and landing.
And if we talk about news, wait to hear the myKrisworld proposal from Singapore Airlines. Imagine you are watching a movie on the plane but you have to stop it because you have a stopover . Do not worry, on your next flight you can take it back where you left it .
The baby changing table winner of Air New Zealand. © Crystal Cabin Awards 2019