Award Ceremony of the Competition

The online award ceremony of the 2nd Economy Class Aircraft Seats and Parts Design and Engineering Competition was held on 27th October with the participation of the jury and contestants. The jury, with the dearest collaboration from Prof. Dr. Melike Nikbay and Dr. Hayri Acar from Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics, evaluated the projects. 45 students from 13 different universities participated in the competition with amazing 29 projects.

As a result of the scoring based on the degrees of the students participating in the competition and the number of students participating in the competition, Gazi University Faculty of Architecture received the "Faculty Special Award" with the highest score in total.

In the competition held for the second time in the 2020-2021 academic year, Beyza Pehlivan and Simge Pehlivan the students of Gazi University Department of Industrial Design were awarded the first prize for the "Fold and Clean" seating project, which aims to reduce passengers' off-board waiting times and make the aircraft ready to fly faster by shortening the cleaning time before and after the flight.

"Reducing The Weight and Number of Parts for Seat Leg” project developed by Berk Öncül, Burak Onur Ekici and Muhammet Tayyip Yilmaz, mechanical engineering students of TOBB ETU, won the second prize of the competition.

Gazi University Department of Industrial Design students Emine Buse Şahin and Ayşegül Çelikkol, who participated in the competition with their "COMFY" project designed with the aim of improving the narrow space in the aircraft seats and increasing sleep comfort, won the 3rd prize.

The winners shared their feelings at the award ceremony and TSI Seats also announced that gift certificates to the top 20 students will be given.