The Crystal Cabin Award Association – the non-profit organization has named Ralf Gust as New President. He succeeds Lukas Kaestner, who stepped down as President in September 2023 and will remain involved as an Association member.

I am very pleased to take on the role of President of the Crystal Cabin Award Association, especially given the long and successful history of the Award and our determination at Hamburg Aviation to further develop the Award to ensure its long-term success as the industry transitions to a decarbonized future,” says Ralf Gust.We have exciting plans for the Award in 2024 and beyond and look forward to welcoming the judges, entrants, sponsors and media to the awards ceremony on 28 May 2024, which will be once again held in Hamburg during the Aircraft Interiors Expo at the prestigious Chambers of Commerce venue.”

Hamburg Aviation, the cluster network for the aviation industry in the Hamburg metro region, has managed the award since its first edition in 2007. The Crystal Cabin Award has since grown to become the world’s most prestigious prize for innovation in aircraft cabins and passenger comfort. It honors the best concepts and products in the industry, from visionary designs to practical solutions that enhance the travel experience. The award is a multi-stage process, involving an international jury of nearly 30 independent aviation experts who select the finalists and winners in eight categories. The awards ceremony takes place during the Aircraft Interiors Expo, the world’s largest trade show for cabin interiors, in Hamburg, Germany.

The Crystal Cabin Award is more than just a trophy. It is a symbol of quality, innovation and inspiration for the future of flight.