Etihad Airways has won the coveted 2016 Crystal Cabin Award in the new ‘Cabin Concepts’ category for its Boeing 787 First Class Suites aboard its Dreamliner fleet.
The ceremony was held last night in Hamburg, Germany, as part of the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo.
The award is the second consecutive win for the airline’s innovative new cabins. In 2015, it won the prestigious award for its Airbus A380 upper deck cabin designs and products.
The Crystal Cabin Award is the only international award recognizing excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The international judging panel is made up of more than 20 academics, engineers, representatives of aircraft manufacturers and airlines, as well as journalists specialising in the field of aircraft interior design.
The award was presented jointly to Etihad Airways and the members of the Etihad Design Consortium (EDC)
Etihad Airways’ Boeing 787 interior is equally as ambitious as its highly acclaimed A380, with the same ground-breaking innovation. The B787 First Class was a completely bespoke design for Etihad Airways.