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UAE airlines make clean sweep at prestigious aviation awards

The UK’s HMG Aerospace is proud to announce that several UAE airlines have won top honours at the third Inflight Magazine Awards, which took place at the Inflight 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: “We are delighted that we have received so much interest in our conference and awards event. Inflight entertainment and connectivity plays an important part in today’s passenger experience. The competition in this region is strong, driving up a superior offering. The standards were incredibly high and we congratulate all our winners.”

Airline of the year
Etihad – for service, innovation
Presented by Becky Howells, event director

Middle East content innovation
Emirates ICE inflight entertainment
(Awarded for offering the right content to suit its passengers and innovation and creativity geared to the local market).
Presented by Sharief Fahmy, CEO F&E Group

Best airline IFEC provider for the Middle East
Flydubai – for the IFEC service across its network
(Awarded for connectivity and content appropriate for the routes on offer).
Presented by Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhairi. Executive Director, Strategy & International Affairs. UAE General Civil Aviation Authority

Other winners were

Best handheld and/or wireless IFE system
Global Eagle Entertainment for its web-based wireless audio and video on demand system that enables airlines to provide inflight entertainment content to passengers through their personal electronic devices
(Awarded for cost and efficiency for a carrier).
Presented by Sharief Fahmy, CEO F&E Group

Innovation in commercial airline cabins
VT Miltope for optimising the traveller experience in a wireless cabin network
(Awarded for the new development or idea that most enhances the passenger experience)
Presented by Alan Peaford, Editor in Chief, Arabian Aerospace
Best seat-centric IFE system
Rockwell Collins for PAVES On-demand - the first and only seat-centric single-aisle IFE system to achieve linefit status with Boeing and Airbus
(Awarded for integration into a new cabin or into existing interiors as a retrofit)
Presented by Craig Foster, Founder Valour Consultancy

Best global connectivity provider
Panasonic (Ku-band customers include: Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline and Qatar Airways).
(Awarded for consistency of service over the entire flight).
Presented by Craig Foster, Founder Valour Consultancy

Innovation in corporate jet cabins
Honeywell for enhancements its Ovation product
(Awarded for the new development or idea that enhances the VVIP passenger experience).
Presented by Liz Moscrop, editor, Inflight magazine

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Posted on : Monday, February 9, 2015  12:57:00 AM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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