This year, the Aviation Business Awards received double the number of entries compared to the last edition of the event in 2016.

Companies needed to have been in operation for at least 10 months before the judging process to qualify for the Awards.

After evaluating entries, we were able to settle on the shortlist below. They will now be judged by an independent panel of industry experts from around the world including the Middle East with the results to be announced at the 11th Aviation Business Awards on 11 October at the Grosvenor House in Dubai

 

Management Service Provider of the Year

Empire Aviation Group ExecuJet Middle East Gama Avaition

 

Ground Support Services of the Year

Aviation Services Management (ASM) dnata Airport Operations Go Aviation Middle East and Go GSE Jetex Flight Support Libanet UAS International Trip Support

 

Low Cost Airline of the Year

Jazeera Airways Air Arabia

 

MRO Service Provider of the Year

Etihad Airways Engineering ExecuJet Middle East VD Gulf

 

Engineering Innovation of the Year

ALS Logistic Solutions Etihad Airways Engineering - Composite RepairHoneywell's JetWave Satellite Communications System

 

Fixed Based Operator (FBO) of the Year

ExecuJet Middle East Gama Aviation SharjahJetex Flight Support

 

Technology Innovation of the Year

3D-Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Airways EngineeringALS Logistic Solutions Approach Peak Offload Procedure (APO) - DANSJetCrew  SITA UAS International Trip Support

 

Business Aviation Operater of the Year

Empire Aviation Group ExecuJet Middle East Gama Avaition Kanoo Travel Royal Jet Emirates

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

Air Arabia PJSCORBIS Flying Eye Hospital - FedExKilimanjaro Climb for WaterAid - Gama Aviation Wildlife Conservation Initiative - Etihad Aviation Group

 

Training Provider of the Year

Emrill-Centre of Excellence (Airside Staff Training) Etihad Airways Technical Training Navcon Aerospace

 

Airline of the Year

Air Arabia PJSC Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) Emirates

 

Airport of the Year

Sharjah International Airport Dubai Interntational Airport - Dubai AirportsRas Al Khaimah International Airport

 

Aviation Executive of the Year

Dennis Cruz  Jamal Abdulnazar  Paul GriffithsVito Gomes  Paras Dhamecha

 

 

Judging Panel:

Leonard Favre, Managing Partner, 1BlueHorizon

Miquel Ros, Aviation Consultant and founder of Allplane

Henry Harteveldt, President and Chief Analyst, Atmosphere Research Group

Nick Humphrey, Partner, KennedysLaw

Vaughn Cordle, Partner, Ionoshpere Capital

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

Masood Hassan, Founder and CEO, ASCOM

Shayan Shakeel, Editor, Aviation Business Middle East

This year, the Aviation Business Awards received double the number of entries compared to the last edition of the event in 2016.

Companies needed to have been in operation for at least 10 months before the judging process to qualify for the Awards.

After evaluating entries, we were able to settle on the shortlist below. They will now be judged by an independent panel of industry experts from around the world including the Middle East with the results to be announced at the 11th Aviation Business Awards on 11 October at the Grosvenor House in Dubai

 

Management Service Provider of the Year

Empire Aviation Group
ExecuJet Middle East
Gama Avaition

 

Ground Support Services of the Year

Aviation Services Management (ASM)
dnata Airport Operations
Go Aviation Middle East and Go GSE
Jetex Flight Support
Libanet
UAS International Trip Support

 

Low Cost Airline of the Year

Jazeera Airways
Air Arabia

 

MRO Service Provider of the Year

Etihad Airways Engineering
ExecuJet Middle East
VD Gulf

 

Engineering Innovation of the Year

ALS Logistic Solutions 
Etihad Airways Engineering - Composite Repair
Honeywell's JetWave Satellite Communications System

 

Fixed Based Operator (FBO) of the Year

ExecuJet Middle East 
Gama Aviation Sharjah
Jetex Flight Support

 

Technology Innovation of the Year

3D-Printed Aircraft Parts - Etihad Airways Engineering
ALS Logistic Solutions
Approach Peak Offload Procedure (APO) - DANS
JetCrew  
SITA
UAS International Trip Support

 

Business Aviation Operater of the Year

Empire Aviation Group 
ExecuJet Middle East 
Gama Avaition 
Kanoo Travel 
Royal Jet 
Emirates

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year

Air Arabia PJSC
ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital - FedEx
Kilimanjaro Climb for WaterAid - Gama Aviation 
Wildlife Conservation Initiative - Etihad Aviation Group

 

Training Provider of the Year

Emrill-Centre of Excellence (Airside Staff Training)
Etihad Airways Technical Training
Navcon Aerospace

 

Airline of the Year

Air Arabia PJSC 
Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) 
Emirates

 

Airport of the Year

Sharjah International Airport 
Dubai Interntational Airport - Dubai Airports
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

 

Aviation Executive of the Year

Dennis Cruz  
Jamal Abdulnazar  
Paul Griffiths
Vito Gomes  
Paras Dhamecha

 

 

Judging Panel:

Leonard Favre, Managing Partner, 1BlueHorizon

Miquel Ros, Aviation Consultant and founder of Allplane

Henry Harteveldt, President and Chief Analyst, Atmosphere Research Group

Nick Humphrey, Partner, KennedysLaw

Vaughn Cordle, Partner, Ionoshpere Capital

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

Masood Hassan, Founder and CEO, ASCOM

Shayan Shakeel, Editor, Aviation Business Middle East

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