The winners of the AOA Annual Awards have been announced

Posted: 31 October 2018 | | No comments yet

Following the AOA Annual Conference on the 29th October 2018, the winners of the AOA Annual Awards have been announced. 

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Chief Executive of the AOA, Karen Dee said: “Aviation is a UK success story and our vibrant and innovative work is globally leading. The AOA Annual Awards showcased just a sample of that best-in-kind work, including around improving efficiency, reducing the impact of aviation on the environment and delivering an ever-improving passenger experience. A special mention goes to the winners of the UK Airports Safety Week Awards, who demonstrate the success of AOA UK Airports Safety Week 2018. We have a relentless focus on working with all business, operators and passengers across airports to provide a world-class safety environment for passengers. Congratulations to them all!”

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Best Innovator

Vanderlande, whose submission clearly met criteria and demonstrated an innovative and flexible approach with quantifiable benefits.

Best Business Partner

Met Office, for clearly setting out how they learned lessons from previous events and adapted their service provision.

Best Environmental Initiative

Wilson James, who demonstrated delivery in line with Heathrow’s 2.0 targets. Tangible and measurable outcomes and benefits, and a clear and demonstrable commitment to continuous improvement.

Best Solution Provider

Rohde & Schwarz, for a well-prepared submission that outlined a clear problem and the benefits of their solution.

AOA UK Airports Safety Week – Best Airport campaign

Cardiff Airport for an excellent and well-thought-through campaign that delivered a solid programme of events, which engaged a whole range of airport stakeholders, staff, passengers and the wider community. They also drew on learnings from the event and implemented a legacy programme.

Best General Aviation Airport

Carlisle Lake District Airport, who provide a natural gateway for visitors to the Lake District National Park, the Pennines, Galloway and the border regions of Scotland. It is promoting this valuable tourist facility with commercial and business passenger flights to major centres planned for Spring 2019. General aviation activity is strongly encouraged, and has long been enthusiastically supported, visitors flying in being made very welcome. Flight training is also available, and ranges from rotary to fixed wing, including microlights and instrument flight training, with all the usual facilities and support services. Dedication in aiming to excel in providing an all-round general aviation airport is amply demonstrated.

Best Airport (Under 3 million passengers)

London Southend Airport

Best Airport (3-10 million passengers)

East Midlands Airport

Best Airport (Over 10 million passengers)

Birmingham Airport

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