In Hamburg the Winners of the Crystal Cabin Award 2010 are Announced

By Hamburg Marketing Gmbh, PRNE
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Airbus, Bishop, Dasell, Lumexis, Nordyn, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hanover, and Teague are Delighted to Win the Hamburg Innovation Prize for Cabin Products

HAMBURG, May 19, 2010 - Leaders of the global aviation industry come to the German city of
Hamburg to view and discuss latest developments in the interior design of
aircraft. The Aircraft Interiors Expo takes place from the 18th to the 20th
of May 2010. The leading trade fair for the interior design of airplanes
highlights the importance of the northern German city as a major hub for the
aviation industry.

The Crystal Cabin Award ceremony also takes place every year in the
framework of the exposition, giving the only international prize for
innovation in aircraft cabin design to companies that present their most
innovative ideas to make air travel more comfortable and efficient for
passengers and aviation companies.

For seven categories ranging from Passenger Comfort to Industrial Design,
Greener Cabin to Entertainment, a total of 64 entries from 13 nations had
been received, with 21 reaching the final round. "The final selection was yet
again a very close and exciting race," said Christian Koerfgen, Vice
President of Product Management and Innovation, German Lufthansa AG and
chairman of the jury. "We saw compelling, visionary concepts. The jury
discussed a lot and ultimately came to a fair decision."

For both Airbus as one of the winners at this year's award, and Hamburg
as an aviation industry hub, this week in particular proves to be of major
importance: this Wednesday, the first A380 is delivered to Lufthansa from the
northern German city.

Hamburg significantly contributes to the development and construction of
the Airbus A380, the largest passenger aircraft in the world. Parts of it are
built at the Airbus plant in Hamburg-Finkenwerder, including interior
furnishings comprising the completion of the passenger cabin with seats,
stowage facilities, galleys as well as entertainment and communication

Airbus was awarded a trophy in the category Technical Equipment and
Components for the Digital Cabin Logbook (DCL). This device can record and
document errors in the Airbus cabin in a standardized way. This makes it
possible to transmit errors, even during the flight. The team on the ground
can then proceed with required repairs more quickly and help to avoid delays.

Another winner from Hamburg at this year's ceremony was Dasell Cabin
Interior GmbH, who came in first in the category of Comfort and Well-being
for their product named HILA, a highly flexible integrated lavatory. The
company convinced the jury with a concept for a flexible aircraft bathroom
that allows cabin crew to enlarge the bathroom within seconds. Once the plane
has reached cruising altitude the space in the plane's passage that is
otherwise only needed during boarding can be used for the lavatory.

An airplane seat developed specifically for wheelchair users won in the
category University, which was new at this year's competition. Esther
Glaesker, a graduate of Hanover University of Applied Sciences received the
trophy for "Com.pax". This two-in-one system aims to make flying easier for
passengers with reduced mobility. It allows them to be picked up at check-in
a wheelchair that is fixated inside the cabin during the flight.

Hamburg has long proved itself as a leader in the aviation industry,
making it a prime location for hosting the Aircraft Interiors Expo and the
Crystal Cabin Award that was handed over to the seven companies presenting
the most innovative products in aircraft interior design. The city has earned
global recognition as a centre of special competence for aircraft cabins and
cabin systems.

The Hamburg metropolitan region ranks alongside Seattle and Toulouse as
one of the world's leading centers for civil aviation. Airbus Deutschland,
Lufthansa Technik and Hamburg Airport employ the highest number of people in
the industry in the region. More than 300 small and medium-sized enterprises
employ some 36,000 people in the fields of aviation parts and engineering

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    Aviation Clusteer Metropolitan Region Hambur
    c/o HWF Hamburgische Gesellschaft fur Wirtschaftsforderung mbH

    Kirstin Ruther
    Tel: +49-(0)40-2270-1987

    Hamburg Marketing GmbH
    Media Relations
    Anette Boos
    Tel.: +49(0)40/41-11-10-620

Contact: Aviation Clusteer Metropolitan Region Hambur, c/o HWF Hamburgische Gesellschaft fur Wirtschaftsforderung mbH; Kirstin Ruther, Tel: +49-(0)40-2270-1987, kirstin.ruether at; Hamburg Marketing GmbH, Media Relations, Anette Boos, Tel.: +49(0)40/41-11-10-620, anette.boos at

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