Some of the world’s most advanced aircraft are the beneficiaries of advanced aircraft design and systems.
Solar Powered Window Shades
Last year, a company known as B/E Aerospace patented aircraft solar powered window shades that produced electricity to power passenger personal devices during flights. The Crystal Cabin Awards, or the “Oscars of airplane interiors” presented its Industrial Design & Visionary Concept Award to B/E Aerospace at last year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany.
The following video shows how B/E Aerospace’s solar powered window shades work.
B/E Aerospace has again won a Crystal Cabin Award, this year for its Viu Flex Lighting System. Following are all the Crystal Cabin Award winners for 2016.
Etihad (cooperation partner Acumen Design Associates): Etihad B787 First Suites
B/E Aerospace: Viu Flex Lighting System
Lufthansa Systems: BoardConnect Portable
Greener Cabin, Health, Safety and Environment
The Boeing Company: Clean Cabin – Fresh Lavatory
Material & Components
SEKISUI Polymer Innovations: Infused Imaging
Passenger Comfort Hardware
Rebel.Aero Ltd: Rebel.Aero Ltd
TU Delft Kühne (cooperation partner Zodiac Seats U.S. LLC): HeadRest
Zodiac Aerospace: Lifestyle
Following is the official Crystal Cabin Awards video.