ABOVE Shortlisted for the 2023 Crystal Cabin Award

ABOVE, an innovative inflight entertainment (IFE) media distribution solution, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2023 Crystal Cabin Award. This recognition highlights the aviation industry's renewed focus on innovation and enhancing passenger.

The aviation industry is witnessing a remarkable revival as it rebounds from the peak pandemic years. A reinvigorated emphasis on innovation and enhancing passenger experiences is driving this resurgence, which is evident in the recent announcement of the 2023 Crystal Cabin Award shortlist. We are delighted to announce that our pioneering inflight entertainment (IFE) media distribution solution, has been included in this esteemed selection.

The Crystal Cabin Award is a highly coveted distinction in the aircraft interiors industry, acknowledging creative advancements and improvements in onboard products. Julia Grosser, a spokesperson for the Crystal Cabin Award Association, tells CNN Travel that this year's shortlist signifies a substantial shift in the industry. Airlines, manufacturers, and suppliers are once more investing heavily in their onboard products, leading to exceptional innovations. 

Our inclusion in the shortlist reflects our steadfast commitment to innovation and our resolve to lead the way in the next wave of IFE advancements.

ABOVE revolutionizes the content procurement, encoding, and delivery process, cutting the time-to-delivery from 60 days to a remarkable 24 hours. This enables airlines to unlock substantial cost savings, optimize their IFE budgets, and maximize content offerings. This cutting-edge approach ultimately delivers more relevant, personalized, and engaging IFE experiences to passengers. Presently, ABOVE processes media for over 100 airlines, studios, distributors, content service providers (CSPs), and IFE systems worldwide.

The Crystal Cabin Award panel comprises 28 expert judges, including industry veterans such as Adam Gavine, Editor of Aircraft Interiors International, and newcomers like Wahli Ong, VP of Product Innovation at Singapore Airlines, and Mariya Stoyanova, Director of Product Development at JetBlue. These judges will evaluate the shortlist and choose the top three finalists for each of the eight award categories.

Finalists will have the unique opportunity to present their innovations in person at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, the world's leading trade fair for aircraft cabins. The aviation industry is undoubtedly experiencing a resurgence. As passengers return to the skies in droves, the industry is working tirelessly to meet their needs and adapt to evolving priorities. 

ABOVE's IFE solution being shortlisted for the Crystal Cabin Award is a testament to our commitment to innovation and improving the passenger experience. As the aviation industry continues to prioritize and adopt advancements, our goal is to make ABOVE the benchmark for media delivery in the IFE industry.

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