Strong Clare showing in Aviation Industry Awards

Strong Clare showing in Aviation Industry Awards


© Pat Flynn 2015
© Pat Flynn 2015

The 2015 Aviation Awards Shortlist has been announced with many of Ireland’s most successful and emerging aviation businesses making the final cut.

This year’s Gala Awards black-tie ceremony will take place on Thursday 28th May 2015 at the Double Tree by Hilton on the Burlington Road (formerly the Burlington Hotel) in Dublin.

Sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), the awards ceremony will be attended by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD and key figures in the Irish aviation industry. Richard Curran, presenter Dragons’ Den, journalist and broadcaster, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Shortlisted nominees include many world leading companies such as Shannon Airport (Safety Promotion Award), AerCap, Avolon and GECAS (Leasing Achievement category), Ryanair (Innovation category), Aer Lingus, Air Contractors, Emirates and Etihad (Aircraft Operator category), Dublin Aerospace (MRO Achievement category), daa (Airport category), Trinity College Dublin (Aviation R&D category) and CAE Parc Aviation and Datalex (Export category).

Full shortlist for the Aviation Industry Awards 2015

Aircraft Operator Award
Aer Lingus
Air Contractors
Etihad Air
Stobart Air
Turkish Airlines

Aviation Academic Education Award
Dublin Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Carlow
University of Limerick

MRO Achievement Award       
Aero Inspection International
Dublin Aerospace

Aviation Leasing Achievement
AerCap Ireland
GE Capital Aviation Services

Aviation Sustainability & Environment Award
Cork Airport
Shannon Airport Authority

Aviation Export Award
Aero Inspection International
Airbus Helicopters International Services
CAE Parc Aviation
Eirtech Aviation
Gerard Daniel Worldwide

Aviation R & D Award   
Centre for Innovative Human Systems – TrinityCollegeDublin
Fluids, Vibration & Acoustics Research Group – TrinityCollegeDublin
Tyndall National Institute

Aviation Innovation Award        
Coastway Surveys
GE Capital Aviation Services & Milestone Aviation Group
International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) – Shannon Group
Waterford Institute of Technology & CHC

Airport Achievement Award     
City of DerryAirport
IrelandWestAirport Knock
ShannonAirport Authority

Aviation Training Award
Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme – Aer Lingus
Cadet Pilot Training – Aer Lingus
National Flight Centre
Simtech Aviation Training
Trident Safety Group

Up & Coming Aviation Professional Award

Niall Duggan – Part M Aviation Ireland
Mark Dwyer – National Microlight Association of Ireland & Flying in Ireland
Capt. Julie Garland – National Flight Centre
Ellie McGimpsey – BelfastCityAirport

Safety Promotion Award
City of DerryAirport
DHL Express Ireland
General Aviation Council of Ireland
Shell & Topaz Aviation
Stobart Air
Swissport Ireland

Aviation Support Services Award        
Aero Inspection International
Part M Aviation Ireland
Swissport Ireland

General and Sport Aviation Award     
Executive Helicopters
Foynes Air Show
National Flight Centre
National Microlight Association of Ireland
Simtech Aviation

Customer Service Award           
DUB HUB – daa
Project Free Runner – daa
Signature Flight Support
Swissport Ireland

People Development Award
Transforming Security Programme – daa
Certified International Management Programme – DHL Express Ireland
Certified International Specialist Programme – DHL Express Ireland
National Flight Centre