Aviation Business Awards 2013: Shane O'Hare enters the hall of fame

By AVB Staff 19 November 2013
Aviation Business Awards 2013: Shane O'Hare enters the hall of fame Royal Jet CEO Shane O'Hare

Royal Jet president and CEO Shane O’Hare won the prestigious Hall of Fame award at the seventh annual Aviation Business Awards last night.

Held at the Westin Dubai, more than 200 industry professionals were in attendance at the glittering event which also saw O’Hare and Royal Jet enjoy a double celebration after the company also scooped the Business Aviation Operator of the Year trophy.

The keynote speaker for the evening was General Civil Aviation Authority assistant director general of strategy and international affairs, Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhairi, who also won the Personal Achievement of the Year award.

The judging panel for the awards consisted of Issa Baluch, a previous board member at The International Air Cargo Association; Andrew Cowen, managing director of Global Aviation Advisors Alliance; Dr Addison Schonland, managing director of AvIntel and partner at Air Insight; John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting; and Carol Ronan-Heath, founder of the Middle East Aviation Women’s Network.

 

Aviation Business Awards 2013 winners

Low Cost Airline of the Year
Winner: Air Arabia
Highly commended winner: flydubai

Technology Implementation of the Year
Winner: Serco - Dubai Air Navigation Services
Highly commended winner: Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Training and Education Provider of the Year
Winner: Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies
Highly commended winner: Emirates-CAE Flight Training

Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Winner: Etihad Airways
Highly commended winner: Air Arabia

Ground Handling Provider of the Year
Winner: dnata
Highly commended winner: Jetex Flight Support

MRO Service Provider of the Year
Winner: Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies

Cargo Operator of the Year (Commercial Airline)
Winner: Emirates SkyCargo
Highly commended winner: flydubai

Cargo Operator of the Year – Cargo or Charter Airline
Winner: Rus Aviation

Business Aviation Operator of the Year
Winner: Royal Jet
Highly commended winner: ExecuJet Aviation Group

Airline of the Year
Winner: Emirates

Airport of the Year
Winner: Dubai International Airport
Highly commended winner: Abu Dhabi International Airport

Personal Achievement of the Year
Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhairi

Hall of Fame
Shane O’Hare

 

The event was sponsored by SAP, Royal Jet, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, Ernst & Young, Airbus and Serco.

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