2018 Aviation Business Awards shortlist revealed!

While this year's awards drew an impressive number of nominations, the technical categories proved to be the most popular
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Last year's Aviation Business Awards was held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina.
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Last year's Aviation Business Awards was held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina.

Finally, the time has come to unveil the 2018 Aviation Business Awards' shortlist. Drawing an impressive number of entrants, particularly within the technical categories, the task now falls to our esteemed group of judges, who are already hard at work in evaluating and selecting the winners for this year's iteration of the awards.

The 2018 AVB Awards are brought to you in close collaboration with Platinum Sponsor Smiths Detection, Gold Sponsors Etihad Airways Engineering, Honeywell and Olympus, as well as Category Sponsors Aviation Services Management, Dunleavy White, Joramco, Jetex Flight Support and Turbine Services & Solutions.

Without further ado, here are the shortlisted nominations for the 2018 AVB Awards.

Airline of the Year (International)

• Air Arabia
• Lufthansa Group
• British Airways

Airline of the Year (Middle East)

• Air Arabia
• Oman Air
• Jazeera Airways

Airport of the Year

Shortlist to be announced at 2018 AVB Awards

Aviation Executive of the Year

• Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director-General for Air Navigation Services, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority
• Dr Siddeek Ahmed, Chairman and Managing Director, ITL World Travel Management Company
• Adel Mardini, CEO & President, Jetex Flight Support
• Paras P. Dhamecha, Executive Director, Empire Aviation Group
• Vito Gomes, CEO and Founder, Aviation Services Management

Business Aircraft Operator of the Year

• Empire Aviation Group
• ExecuJet Middle East
• Gama Aviation
• Sky Prime Aviation Services

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year

• Gama Aviation
• Etihad Airways Engineering
• Dubai Airports

Engineering Innovation of the Year

• Digital Asset Condition Survey & Cost Modelling Project – Dubai Airports & Atkins
• Fuel Drain-Doctor – Etihad Airways Engineering
• Next-Gen Connectivity Development – Etihad Airways Engineering’
• Rapid-build Temporary Passenger Terminal for Helidubai – Losberger De Boer Middle East

Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year

• ExecuJet Middle East
• Gama Aviation
• Jet Aviation
• Jetex Flight Support

Ground Support Services Provider of the Year

• dnata
• Jetex Flight Support
• Libanet
• Aviation Services Management
• Kanoo Travel
• UAS International Trip Support

Technology Innovation of the Year

• Digital Asset Condition Survey & Cost Modelling Project – Dubai Airports & Atkins
• Blockchain Technology implementation for airfreight operations – flydubai Cargo
• Predictive Maintenance Solution for Hot Cabin Prevention & Enhanced Guest Comfort - Honeywell Aerospace & Etihad Airways Engineering
• Smart Path – SITA & Brisbane Airport
• Maintenance and Inspection (M&I) voice-assisted system - Turbine Services and Solutions Aerospace
• UAS Evolution

MRO Service of the Year

• ExecuJet Middle East
• Gama Support Services
• Joramco
• Turbine Services and Solutions Aerospace

Training Provider of the Year

• Alpha Aviation Academy
• Emrill Services
• Etihad Aviation Group Technical Training Team
• Global Elite Group

Low-Cost Airline of the Year

• Air Arabia
• flydubai
• Jazeera Airways

Unsung Hero of the Year

• Etihad Airways Engineering Technical Sales & Customer Service Team
• Faisel Nizamuddin, Jetex Flight Support
• Prasanth Nekkalapudi, Etihad Airways Engineering
• Saheb Ansari Azizul Haque, Emrill Services

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