Organised by magazine publisher ITP Media Group, the annual Aviation Business Awards has established itself as the ultimate celebration of achievements within the Middle East aviation and aerospace industry over the past 12 months.
The inaugural Aviation Business Awards took place in 2007 and leveraged the breadth and experience of ITP’s market leading transportation titles – including Aviation Business, ArabianSupplyChain.com and Logistics Middle East.
Ten years later, and the leading players from the Middle East aerospace industry are preparing to converge in Dubai for the eleventh annual Aviation Business Awards ceremony.
The Aviation Business Awards 2018 ceremony will include 13 categories honouring the entire spectrum of industry achievements, including the airline, airport and cargo sectors, along with support services companies.
In 2017, the awards were held at the Grosvenor House on Wednesday 11th October. The full list of winners and finalists that were highly commended for their work are as follows:
Engineering Innovation of the Year: JetWave Satellite Communications System by Honeywell
Technology Innovation of the Year: Collaboration with Helsinki Airport using Microsoft HoloLens by SITA
Highly Commended: Approach Peak Offload Procedure (APO) by Dubai Air Navigation Services
Training Provider of the Year: Etihad Airways Technical Training
Ground Support Services Provider of the Year: Dnata Airport Operations
Highly Commended: Jetex Flight Support
MRO Service Provider of the Year: Etihad Airways Engineering
CSR Initiative of the Year: Gama Aviation, Kilimanjaro Climb for WaterAid
Highly Commended: Fedex for the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital
Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year: Empire Aviation Group
FBO of the Year: Jetex Flight Support
Business Aviation Operator of the Year: Execujet Middle East
Highly Commended: Empire Aviation Group
Low Cost Airline of the Year: Jazeera Airways
Airport of the Year: Dubai Airports
Airline of the Year: Emirates
Highly Commended: Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA)
Aviation Executive of the Year: Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports
Highly Commended: Dennis Cruz, President, Go Aviation
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