Winners of the 2018 Aviation Business Awards revealed

Over two hundred of the region’s aviation and aerospace elite were present to celebrate last night’s winners
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The winners of the 2018 Aviation Business Awards.
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The winners of the 2018 Aviation Business Awards.

Following an evening of jubilant festivity at the Rixos Premium Dubai, the winners of the 2018 Aviation Business Awards has now been revealed. Over two hundred representatives from the Middle East’s aviation and aerospace market were on hand to celebrate the achievements of last night’s winners.

Notable standouts amongst the award winners include Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director-General for Air Navigation Services, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority, who secured Aviation Executive of the Year, as well as Dubai International Airport, who received recognition as Airport of the Year.

ExecuJet Middle East also stood out on the eve, securing the accolades for both Business Aircraft Operator of the Year and Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year. Meanwhile, in the airline categories, Lufthansa Group and Oman Air, won the Airline of the Year for both the International and Middle East awards, respectively. Low-Cost Airline of the Year went to flydubai.

The sponsors of the 2018 AVB Awards included 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. The social media partner for the event was Stackla.

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2018 Aviation Business Awards:

Engineering Innovation of the Year
Next Gen Connectivity Development by Etihad Airways Engineering

Technology Innovation of the Year
Digital Asset Condition Survey & Cost Modelling Project by Dubai Airports & Atkins

Ground Support Services Provider of the Year
dnata Airport Operations

MRO Service Provider of the Year
ExecuJet Middle East

Business Aircraft Operator of the Year
ExecuJet Middle East

Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year
Jetex Flight Support

Training Provider of the Year
Alpha Aviation Academy

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
GAMA Aviation

Low-Cost Airline of the Year
flydubai

Airline of the Year (International)
Lufthansa Group

Airline of the Year (Middle East)
Oman Air

Airport of the Year
Dubai International Airport

Unsung Hero of the Year
Etihad Airways Engineering Technical Sales & Customer Service Team

Aviation Executive of the Year
Ahmed Al Jallaf, Assistant Director-General for Air Navigation Services, UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority

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