9th October 2018

Welcome Reception from 7:00pm

Rixos Premium, JBR Dubai

The Aviation Business Awards 2018

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


Highly Commended: Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA)

Aviation Executive of the Year

Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports

Highly Commended: Dennis Cruz, President, Go Aviation


Nominations End


Contact Details

For sponsorship enquiries, please contact:

Inders Lyall
Sales Manager
Telephone: +971 4 444 3317
Email: inders.lyall@itp.com

For nomination enquiries, please contact:

Alexander Pieri
Telephone: +971 4 444 3305
Email: alexander.pieri@itp.com

For table bookings and other enquiries, please contact:

Teri Dunstan
Event Manager
Direct:+971 4 444 3227
Email: teri.dunstan@itp.com

Lacie Curtis
Table Sales Executive
Direct:+971 4 444 3223
Email: lacie.curtis@itp.com

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