The winners of the 13th AVB Awards 2019 have been announced following a glittering evening and awards ceremony in Dubai.

Industry behemoths

Industry behemoths, bosses and bright sparks from across the supply chain gathered in the luxury Grosvenor House to celebrate achievements, innovation and excellence within aviation.

The AVB Awards has established itself as the ultimate celebration of achievements within the Middle East aviation and aerospace industry over the past 12 months.

Well Deserving Recipients

Following a welcome reception and networking involving the absolute cream of the industry, 12 highly prized awards were presented to well deserving recipients.

The winner of each category was decided by an expert panel of industry judges. Each category was incredibly close with the standard and quality of entries this year making the judges’ jobs extremely difficult.

This Year’s Edition

This year’s edition of the AVB Middle East Awards would not have been possible without the support of sponsors Etihad Engineering, Honeywell, Olympus, Dunleavy White, JETEX Flight Support and Sanad Aerotech.


The winner of the Airline of the Year category is British Airways.

Abdul Khaliq Saeed, CEO at Etihad Engineering, was bestowed with the prestigious Aviation Executive of the Year award.

The winner of the Business Aircraft Operator of the Year category is Gama Aviation FZC.

Gama Aviation won the Health & Safety Initiative of the Year category – its second award of the evening.

The winner of the Low-cost Airline of the Year category is Air Arabia.

Dubai International has won the Airport of the Year category in the Aviation Business Awards 2019.

The winner of the Engineering Innovation of the Year category is Olympus and its videoscope for aircraft engine inspection.



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