PASSME project nominated for the Crystal Cabin Award 2018

News - 21 February 2018

The 'PASSME Innovative Aircraft Seat' project by, among others, the faculty of IDE is finalist for the Crystal Cabin Award in the 'Cabin Systems' category. This award is the international price for innovations in the field of aircraft cabins and passenger experience. The announcement will take place on 10 April during Aircraft Interiors Expo.

Personalised Airport Systems for Seamless Mobility and Experience (PASSME) partners ALMA design, Optimares, TU Delft and DLR have collaborated on the chair design of PASSME Innovative Aircraft Seat. By means of this chair design, it is possible to increase the width of the aisle temporarily from 16 to 32 inches during boarding and disembarking. With this, the researchers expect that the turnaround time of aircrafts can be shortened by about five minutes. Prof. Sicco Santema, postdoc Suzanne Hiemstra-van Mastrigt and Prof. Peter Vink of the faculty of IDE are involved in this project.

91 innovative concepts from 18 countries had qualified for the shortlist, including the PASSME project SLS Optimus - A guiding hand luggage system (by IDE students). On Tuesday 10 April, the finalists will hear who is chosen as the winner. The award ceremony will take place during the Aircraft Interiors Expo (10 to 12 April in Hamburg).

  • Click here for more information about the Crystal Cabin Award