Aviation Business Awards 2017 Winners take centre stage

The Aviation Business Awards 2017 crowned winners and commended high achievers at a full to capacity event last night at the Grosvenor House in Dubai.

The 11th edition of the Awards shortlisted 50 entries from the Middle East in 13 categories from across the industry.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the Awards were attended by companies from all over the Middle East vying for honors in fiercely contest categories. 

Aviation Business Middle East is published by the ITP Media Group and edited by Shayan Shakeel.


Aviation Executive of the Year
Winner: Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports
Highly commended: Dennis Cruz, President, Go Aviation

Airline of the Year
Winner: Emirates
Highly commended: Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)

Airport of the Year
Winner: Dubai Airports

Low Cost Airline of the Year
Winner: Jazeera Airways

Business Aviation Operator of the Year
Winner: Execujet
Highly commended: Empire Aviation Group

Fixed Base Operator (FBO) of the Year
Winner: JetEx Flight Support

Aircraft Management Service Provider of the Year
Winner: Empire Aviation Group

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year
Winner: Gama Aviation's Kilimanjaro climb for Water Aid
Highly commended: FedEx's Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Service Provider of the Year
Winner: Etihad Airways Engineering

Ground Support Services Provider of the Year
Winner: Dnata Airport Operations

Training Provider of the Year
Winner: Etihad Technical Training

Technology Innovation of the Year
Winner: Helsinki Airport using Microsoft Hololens by SITA 
Highly commended: Approach Peak Offload Procedure (APO) by Dubai Air Navigation Services

Engineering Innovation of the Year
Winner: Honeywell's JetWave Satellite Communications System


Judges panel:

1.      Leonard Favre, Managing Partner, 1BlueHorizon

2.      Miquel Ros, Aviation Consultant and founder of Allplane

3.      Nick Humphrey, Partner, KennedysLaw

4.      Issa Baluch, Board of Directors, FIATA and Bectrum Investment International

5.      Shayan Shakeel, Editor, Aviation Business Middle East

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