JAL A350-1000 shortlisted for Crystal Cabin Award 2024

The Crystal Cabin Awards Association has announced the shortlist for this year’s awards.

The Crystal Cabin Award has eight categories, including Cabin Concepts, Cabin Systems, Health & Safety, IFEC & Digital Services, Material & Components, Passenger Comfort, Sustainable Cabin and University. The winners of the awards will be announced on 28 May in Hamburg as part of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo.

The annual awards by Hamburg Aviation are among the most prestigious awards for aircraft cabin innovation, which this year feature 72 entries. The association says the list of nominees reflected a wide range of innovations from revolutionary seating concepts to sustainable cabin materials and advanced, inclusive entertainment systems.

Japan Airlines’ new A350-1000 cabin interior, which was a collaboration by the airline, British design agency Tangerine, Safran Seats and Recaro Aircraft Seating, features Japanese innovation for all four classes: First, Business, Premium Economy and Economy. Seats with the elegance of Japanese aesthetics can be found in all classes and in Business and First Class, passengers can enjoy the first headphone-free in-flight entertainment system with loudspeakers in the seat. First Class features a dining area for three people and a seat that can be converted into an extra-wide bed. In Premium Economy, automatic electric seat adjustment is a one of the special features, as well as a fixed partition between the seats in the middle of the cabin to maximise privacy.