Innovation recognised at prestigious aviation awards

The UK's HMG Aerospace is proud to announce the winners of the thirdInflight Magazine Awards, which took place at theInflight workshop and conference, during the Aircraft Interiors Middle East show in Dubai today. Operators and passengers in the Middle East seek the ultimate in aircraft refinement, connectivity and efficiency, and the awards were established to reflect that.

Event Director Becky Howells said: "Airlines in the Middle East continue to be at the forefront of innovation in passenger experience, and this was reflected in the high standard of both our panel discussions and award entries. We would like to congratulate all of this year's winners and we look forward to monitoring further ground-breaking initiatives in the IFEC market."

Airline of the year
flydubai – for service, innovation
Presented by Mark Howells, publisher, HMG Aerospace

Middle East content innovation
Qatar Airways – ORYX ONE
(Awarded for offering the right content to suit its passengers and innovation and creativity geared to the local market).
Presented by Lars Ringertz, Panasonic Avionics

Best airline IFEC provider for the Middle East
Etihad Airways
(Awarded for connectivity and content appropriate for the routes on offer)
Presented by Michele van Akelijen – F&E

Other winners were

Best handheld and/or wireless IFE system
Global Eagle Entertainment – AirTime
(Awarded for cost and efficiency for a carrier).
Presented by Alexander Preston, editor, Inflight magazine

Innovation in commercial airline cabins
SITAONAIR – Inflight WiFi app
(Awarded for the new development or idea that most enhances the passenger experience).
Presented by Mark Howells, publisher, HMG Aerospace

Best seat-centric IFE system
Zodiac Inflight Innovations – RAVE Centric Embedded IFE Systems
(Awarded for integration into a new cabin or into existing interiors as a retrofit).
Presented by Joe Leader, CEO, APEX

Best global connectivity provider
(Awarded for consistency of service over the entire flight).
Presented by Craig Foster, Founder, Valour Consultancy

Innovation in corporate jet cabins
Rockwell Collins – Stage
(Awarded for the new development or idea that enhances the VVIP passenger experience).
Presented by Alan Peaford, Editor in Chief, Arabian Aerospace

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