The event culminates with the Inflight Awards, which recognise outstanding product or service offerings from suppliers and airlines serving the Middle East. The awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts, who aim to honour the superb technical creativity produced by our industry.

For more information on the 2017 Inflight Middle East Awards, please click here.

2017 finalists by category

Inflight airline of the year

EL AL Israel Airlines
Emirates (winner)
Etihad Airways
flydubai
Gulf Air
Qatar Airways
Saudia Airlines

Innovation in commercial airline cabins

digEcor
Etihad Airways (winner)
Saudia Airlines
STG Aerospace

Handheld and/or wireless IFE system

Bluebox Aviation Systems (winner)
EL AL Israel Airlines
Global Eagle Entertainment
Saudia Airlines
Skylights
Zodiac Inflight Innovations

Content Innovation

EL AL Israel Airlines
flydubai
Global One Media
Inflight VR Software GmbH
Rockwell Collins
PXCOM
Qatar Airways (winner)

Airline IFEC provider

Etihad Airways
flydubai
Qatar Airways
Saudia Airlines in conjunction with KID-Systeme (winner)

Connectivity provider

Global Eagle Entertainment
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (winner)

Seat-centric IFE system

digEcor
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (in conjunction with Saudia Airlines)
Thales (in conjunction with Saudia Airlines)
Zodiac Inflight Innovations (winner)

Interior retrofit project of the year

Bluebox Aviation Systems (in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines)
flydubai (winner)
“Thank you to Inflight magazine for recognising Qatar Airways once again as being one of the most innovative in the skies. I was very glad to be part of the engaging workshop panels and pick up the award.”  Head of global sponsorships, IFEC and CSR, Qatar Airways