Aircraft interior concept based on new patent pending NORDAM innovation wins best cabin concept award

Aerospace manufacturing and repair company NORDAM and design consultancy Teague have won the industry’s coveted Crystal Cabin Award in the cabin concepts category. The award was presented during the annual Aircraft Interiors Expo conference in Hamburg, Germany in mid-June, where the two companies were among more than 600 trade exhibitors.

The winning entry, known as Elevate, uses an innovative system to allow for cabin furnishing concepts that can appear to float. It is the first cabin concept to utilize Nbrace, a patent pending monument attachment technology created by NORDAM (patent pending) to increase the range of possible passenger cabin configurations.

“This is a very proud moment for NORDAM and Teague. We are absolutely thrilled by the success of this team effort,” NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden said. “Elevate perfectly demonstrates the benefits of our Nbrace innovation which creates attractive cabin aesthetics, roominess, passenger comfort and privacy.”

Nbrace supports a broad range of furniture designs. It offers enhanced airline brand differentiation through beautiful and comfortable cabins. NORDAM expects Nbrace™ certification in 2024.


ABOUT NORDAM  Founded in 1969 on family values and now employing 2,500 people across multiple, strategically-located operations and customer support facilities around the world, Tulsa-based NORDAM is one of the largest independently owned aerospace companies. The firm designs, certifies and manufactures integrated propulsion systems, nacelles and thrust reversers for business jets; builds composite aircraft structures, interior shells, custom cabinetry and radomes; and manufactures aircraft transparencies, such as cabin windows, wing-tip lens assemblies and flight deck windows. NORDAM also is a major third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the military, commercial airline and air freight markets.                                   

ABOUT TEAGUE Teague is a design and innovation company. We combine technology expertise with a deep understanding of human behavior to design what’s next for companies in automotive, aviation, retail and e-commerce, smart cities, travel and hospitality, telecommunications, and technology. A leader in product, service, and experience design at the intersection of the physical and digital, Teague partners with bold brands that are reinventing the world such as Amazon, Boeing, Google, Starbucks, and Toyota to discover new opportunities and solve complex problems to shape the future. Find out more at

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