Bombardier’s innovative Nuage seating collection, found aboard the newest members of its large-cabin Global family of aircraft, has been honoured at the ninth annual International Yacht & Aviation Awards. Christened the Nuage—the French word for cloud—the new seat distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack by utilizing a completely new architecture, giving its executive chairs the biggest overhaul they’ve seen in 30 years. Perhaps the most innovative feature of the new chair is in the way it reclines. Unlike typical aircraft seating—which simply tilt backward—the Nuage dips slightly as its back tilts, creating a cradle that evenly supports the entire body. It was in this position that I discovered one of the chair’s other major improvements—a headrest that can be tilted forward as you recline. This provides extra support and saves you from a strained neck if you want to watch a movie, for instance.