Bengaluru: JSPL, Mahindra Aerospace have won the maiden BAOA BizAvIndia awards 2015 instituted by Business Aircrafts Operators Associaion, BAOA. The awards were presented on Wednesday night during a colorful event attended by guests of Aero India 2015.
Instituting a benchmark for Business and General Aviation (BA & GA) excellence in India, the Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) declared the winners of maiden BizAvIndia Awards, in the presence of the Global aviation fraternity on the side-lines of Aero India 2015 on Wednesday.
The winners were adjudicated by an eminent panel comprising of KanuGohain, Ex Director General, DGCA, InderjitSial, President & MD, Textron India, Kapil Kaul, CEO, CAPA India, and Amber Dubey, Head-Aerospace and Defence, KPMG.
BizAvIndia Hall of Fame was conferred to Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL for his contributions towards the growth of Indian BA & GA sector.
Nominations for ‘Operator of the Year’ were invited across Non Scheduled and Private Operators in the country through an online application. This Award was jointly presented to Air Charter Services & Himalayan Heli Services after a thorough analysis based on stringent criteria for safety, operations, fleet and crew adequacy.
‘Award for Innovation’ was bestowed upon Mahindra Aerospace for opening up a new avenue and employment opportunities for industry by manufacturing utility aircraft and aero structures that meet the varied needs of the global markets, from its facility in India.
Expressing his thoughts on the occasion, Rohit Kapur, President, BAOA, said‘BizAvIndia Awards have been instituted as the most revered distinction for Business & General Aviation Organisations and contributions towards the sector in India. "We hope the Awards will set a gold standard for recognizing merit within the Industry".
"These awards are a welcome initiative by BAOA to recognize and promote general aviation in India", said InderjitSial, President & MD, Textron India.
The BizAvIndia Awards 2015 were presented in partnership with Textron,a multi-industry company known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker. BizAvIndia Awards are a part of BAOA’s flagship initiative ‘BizAvIndia’, to bring Indian BA& GA industry into focus and build cohesion between stakeholders, regulators and the Government.