Aviation Business Awards 2010 winners

Aviation industry’s top achievers were honoured at Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace Hotel
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1. The Aviation Business Awards 2010 took place at the prestigious Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, November 30. The awards recognise innovation and excellence in the regional aviation industry. This image shows Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia, who became the first person to be inducted into the Aviation Business Hall of Fame. He was recognised for his pivotal role in establishing the low cost aviation model in the Middle East. (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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2. Etihad Airways carried off the highly sought after Airline of the Year Award. Roy Kinnear, Etihad's acting chief strategy and planning officer, and Hareb Al Muhairi, vice president of sales, UAE, accepted the award. (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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3. Fathi Buhazza of Maximus Air Cargo collected two awards, for corporate social responsibility and specialist cargo airline of the year. (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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4. The Personal Achivement of the Year award was given to Samer Majali, CEO of Gulf Air. The judging panel recognised his ongoing efforts to restructure Gulf Air. The trophy was collected of his behalf by Saad Al Qinni (general manager UAE, Gulf Air) (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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5. Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies won the MRO Service Provider of the Year award. The trophy was collected by Juergen Haacker (chief operating office, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies - ADAT) (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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6. Royal Jet was named as the Business Aviation Operator of the Year. The trophy was collected by Ahmed Al Mamari (deputy CEO and technical vice president, Royal Jet) and Shane Jeffree O'Hare (president and CEO, Royal Jet) (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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7. Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia, collects the Low Cost Carrier of the Year award. The airline has remained profitable throughout the financial crisis, turning in 100 million dirhams of net profit in the first half of 2010. (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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8. The award for Technology Provider of the Year was collected by Abdul Aziz S. Al-Raisi (Oman Air's chief officer of management affairs, executive wing) and Ian Dawkins (CEO of OnAir). (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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9. The award for Training and Education Provider of the Year went to Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies. It was collected by Dr Othman M. Al Khouri (deputy general manager, GCAS), Mohammed Abdulla Al Katheeri (VP quality assurance, ADAC) and George Karamanos (VP corporate marketing and communications, ADAC) (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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10. The award for Ground Handling Provider of the Year went to Dnata. It was collected by Raed Younes (manager commercial and business development, Dnata Airport Operations) and Khalid Al Jowder (manager quality planning, Dnata Airport Operations) (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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11. Aircraft Manufacturer of the Year went to Airbus. The trophy was collected by Francois Cognard, vice president of sales, Airbus Middle East. (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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12. Airport of the Year went to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The trophy was collected by Abdullah Yousif Al Maloushi (senior manager of performances standards, ADAC), Mohammed Abdulla Al Katheeri (VP quality assurance, ADAC) and George Karamanos (VP corporate marketing and communications, ADAC). (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
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13. Cargo Operator of the Year - Commercial Airline went to Emirates SkyCargo. The trophy was collected by Jassim Saif (vice president cargo UAE, Emirates). (Text and Image Source: www.arabiansupplychain.com)