Open to individuals/companies/entities who have contributed to safety promotion or safety awareness, which is deemed to have enhanced behaviours, or carried an outstanding act.

This award is an ideal way of showing an organisation’s commitment to improving its safety performance. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out and its principal activities.

Criteria:
  • Describe the Safety promotion initiative. What was the rationale and background behind the Safety initiative? Explain what aspects are new, better, significantly improved to give rise to a substantial positive change-provide evidence of result.
  • How has the initiative contributed to the welfare of passengers, public or staff?
  • How was the safety impact measured?
  • What have been the other practical benefits of the initiative? Show successful outcomes, such as the improvements in risk mitigation, performance, cost savings, environmental impact or any other aspects that shows better or more effective processes, products, technologies or ideas.
  • How does the initiative contribute to an enhanced safety culture?

Open to any Aviation Professional or Aviation licenced personnel. In the early stages of their career, either employed or self-employed with the SA borders who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry (company/sector). Nominees must be under 40 years of age and can be nominated by themselves, their companies, or members of the public. Submission to be a CV contactable references as well as supporting testimonial letters from previous employers or clients.

Explain overall strategy and achievements to date paying attention to the following criteria:

  • Individual contribution to the success of their company or organisation?
  • Areas of influence might include market growth, turnover, deals done, collaborations established, contribution to company expansion.
  • Individuals’ strategic contribution to the organisations performance, communication and vision? Can they demonstrate innovation and clear commercial or expansion promise?
  • Contribution to the wider aviation sector/community
  • Individual demonstration of career independence from an early stage

Open to individuals/companies/entities who have contributed to security promotion or security awareness, which is deemed to have enhanced behaviours, or carried an outstanding act.

This award is an ideal way of showing an organisation’s commitment to improving its security performance. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out and its principal activities.

Criteria:

  • Describe the Security promotion initiative. What was the rationale and background behind the Security initiative?
  • Explain what aspects are new, better, significantly improved to give rise to a substantial positive change-provide evidence of result.
  • How has the initiative contributed to the welfare of passengers, public or staff?
  • How was the security impact measured?
  • What have been the other practical benefits of the initiative?
  • Show successful outcomes, such as the improvements in risk mitigation, performance, cost savings, environmental impact or any other aspects that shows better or more effective processes, products, technologies or ideas.
  • How does the initiative contribute to an enhanced security culture?

This award will be given to the company/entity that demonstrates overall outstanding achievement in most of the categories relevant to the companies/entity operations.

Open to any aviation entity within SA borders which has developed or implemented an innovative approach, product or service which has provided either significant cost, safety, business productivity, technological, environmental or customer benefits. Most importantly demonstrate how the innovation provided a working solution. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out, its principal products/services.

Explaining overall strategy and achievements, paying particular attention to criteria listed below:

  • Rationale behind the innovation
  • Is the innovation an improvement on existing technology, and if so how much of an improvement?
  • How was the idea developed from concept to market fruition or experimental design and completion?
  • An advantage will be given to products/ideas that use recent technology and provide simple and elegant solutions to long standing technical or practical problems
  • What are the benefits of the innovation?
  • Does the initiative bring cost effective solutions to the sector?
  • What is the impact of the technology/product/process or research to the Aviation Industry worldwide?

Open to any aviation entity /company within SA borders, which has developed and implemented a transformation strategy within its company. We are looking for a company that views transformation not only as a compliance issue, but catalysts to address socio-economic imbalances faced by South Africa.

Criteria:
  • A clear plan and evidence that is delivering on core objectives. Explain targets set and how far the company/entity has gone in achieving them, show statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.
  • Has your BBBEE scoring improved significantly?
  • Have you used any innovative initiatives to transform your organisation?
  • What significant Corporate Social Responsibility have you undertaken?
  • Describe your business ownership structure and benefits provided for each shareholder.
  • Detail significant supply chain and employment equity policies?

Open to any aviation entity /company within SA borders, which must have developed or implemented a new or ongoing scheme, system or process which significantly improves sustainability and environmental performance in their respective sector. A clear plan and evidence that is delivering on core objectives. Explain targets set and how far the company/entity has gone in achieving them, if possible show statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons. Reduction of CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, carbon footprint, noise abatement etc. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried, its principal products/services.

Details of any specific sustainability initiative and what it has achieved to date, paying attention to the criteria listed below.
  • Commitment and leadership: Describe, if any, the commitments (internal and public) and leadership your company/entity has shown in relation to driving the sustainability agenda within the aviation sector.
  • Strategy: Describe your most important business strategies/initiatives with respect to aviation sustainability and the Environment.
  • Supply chain- is sustainability factored in during supplier selection? Describe any sustainability and environment supplier initiatives you are using at your organisation.
  • Performance measurement/ Environmental KPIs- do you have set KPIs to measure your environmental performance? Do you report on GHGs, waste generated energy consumption and water usage? Please provide the most relevant comparative metric to benchmark your performance.
  • Training: Describe, if any, the training and or employee engagement related to environmental sustainability offered through your organisation.
  • Innovation: Describe, if any, the new sustainable products and/or services your organisation has developed.
  • Practical benefits of any initiative and its impact on cost reduction.

Open to Airlines (AOC holders) who operate services into/out of/within the SA borders.
Must have displayed excellence consistently. Submissions must submit evidence for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out, its principal products/services. This includes the turnover, level of job creation/employment/training.

Explain the company’s overall strategy and what it has to be achieved to date, paying attention to the criteria listed below:

  • Has the airline demonstrated operational excellence, innovation and or/leadership? Is there a specific project which has been successfully implemented?
  • The key criteria here are new route expansion, increasing passenger numbers and technical innovation.
  • How have specific activities contributed to the growth of the company?
  • Has the project delivered a safety improvement?
  • Consistent high standards of customer service
  • Evidence of good management practice
  • Details of initiatives for the reduction in C02 emissions or other environmental initiatives.

Open to any licenced aerodrome within the SA borders.

Must demonstrate how airport management committed to infrastructural improvement and enhancement of the passenger experience.

Submit evidence for the size and nature of the airport; explain overall strategy and achievements paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Has the airport demonstrated operational excellence, innovation and/or leadership? Is there a specific project which has been successfully implemented? The key criteria is increasing passenger numbers, technical innovation and supporting airline route expansion.
  • Commitment to customers and delivering the best quality airport experience
  • Infrastructural improvement in facilities including retail, catering, transit facilities, cleanliness, immigration and security processing, leisure, baggage delivery and customer complaints.
  • Evidence of effective management structures
  • Demonstration of good working relationship with local authorities e.g. municipalities
  • Provide details of any specific environmental initiatives e.g. CO2 emission reduction or noise abatement
  • Outline any safety management processes in place and describe any steps taken to improve safety culture

Open to any Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) with a business operation within SA borders which has made a significant contribution to productivity, product lines, new contracts, new services or technological innovations in the field of maintenance, repair or overhaul activities.

Specific Criteria:
  • In relation to AMO services, describe a recent business innovation that has affected the organisation’s overall strategy in accomplishing its business goals.
  • Describe how the company increases value to the customer, looking at such things as effectiveness, efficiency and technical proficiency.
  • How have specific and significant activities contributed to the growth of the company?
  • How has the company made positive impacts on the operational excellence of the organisation, including such things as cycle time, quality, turnaround time, extended service life, increased collaboration and impact on decision-making?

Awards CriteriaAviation Safety Award

Open to individuals/companies/entities who have contributed to safety promotion or safety awareness, which is deemed to have enhanced behaviours, or carried an outstanding act.

This award is an ideal way of showing an organisation’s commitment to improving its safety performance. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out and its principal activities.

Criteria:
  • Describe the Safety promotion initiative. What was the rationale and background behind the Safety initiative? Explain what aspects are new, better, significantly improved to give rise to a substantial positive change-provide evidence of result.
  • How has the initiative contributed to the welfare of passengers, public or staff?
  • How was the safety impact measured?
  • What have been the other practical benefits of the initiative? Show successful outcomes, such as the improvements in risk mitigation, performance, cost savings, environmental impact or any other aspects that shows better or more effective processes, products, technologies or ideas.
  • How does the initiative contribute to an enhanced safety culture?
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Awards CriteriaUpcoming Aviation Professional

Open to any Aviation Professional or Aviation licenced personnel. In the early stages of their career, either employed or self-employed with the SA borders who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry (company/sector). Nominees must be under 40 years of age and can be nominated by themselves, their companies, or members of the public. Submission to be a CV contactable references as well as supporting testimonial letters from previous employers or clients.

Explain overall strategy and achievements to date paying attention to the following criteria:

  • Individual contribution to the success of their company or organisation?
  • Areas of influence might include market growth, turnover, deals done, collaborations established, contribution to company expansion.
  • Individuals’ strategic contribution to the organisations performance, communication and vision? Can they demonstrate innovation and clear commercial or expansion promise?
  • Contribution to the wider aviation sector/community
  • Individual demonstration of career independence from an early stage
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Awards CriteriaAviation Security Award

Open to individuals/companies/entities who have contributed to security promotion or security awareness, which is deemed to have enhanced behaviours, or carried an outstanding act.

This award is an ideal way of showing an organisation’s commitment to improving its security performance. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out and its principal activities.

Criteria:

  • Describe the Security promotion initiative. What was the rationale and background behind the Security initiative?
  • Explain what aspects are new, better, significantly improved to give rise to a substantial positive change-provide evidence of result.
  • How has the initiative contributed to the welfare of passengers, public or staff?
  • How was the security impact measured?
  • What have been the other practical benefits of the initiative?
  • Show successful outcomes, such as the improvements in risk mitigation, performance, cost savings, environmental impact or any other aspects that shows better or more effective processes, products, technologies or ideas.
  • How does the initiative contribute to an enhanced security culture?
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Awards CriteriaAviation Company of the Year

This award will be given to the company/entity that demonstrates overall outstanding achievement in most of the categories relevant to the companies/entity operations.

Awards CriteriaAviation Innovation Award

Open to any aviation entity within SA borders which has developed or implemented an innovative approach, product or service which has provided either significant cost, safety, business productivity, technological, environmental or customer benefits. Most importantly demonstrate how the innovation provided a working solution. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out, its principal products/services.

Explaining overall strategy and achievements, paying particular attention to criteria listed below:

  • Rationale behind the innovation
  • Is the innovation an improvement on existing technology, and if so how much of an improvement?
  • How was the idea developed from concept to market fruition or experimental design and completion?
  • An advantage will be given to products/ideas that use recent technology and provide simple and elegant solutions to long standing technical or practical problems
  • What are the benefits of the innovation?
  • Does the initiative bring cost effective solutions to the sector?
  • What is the impact of the technology/product/process or research to the Aviation Industry worldwide?
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Awards CriteriaAviation Transformation

Open to any aviation entity /company within SA borders, which has developed and implemented a transformation strategy within its company. We are looking for a company that views transformation not only as a compliance issue, but catalysts to address socio-economic imbalances faced by South Africa.

Criteria:
  • A clear plan and evidence that is delivering on core objectives. Explain targets set and how far the company/entity has gone in achieving them, show statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.
  • Has your BBBEE scoring improved significantly?
  • Have you used any innovative initiatives to transform your organisation?
  • What significant Corporate Social Responsibility have you undertaken?
  • Describe your business ownership structure and benefits provided for each shareholder.
  • Detail significant supply chain and employment equity policies?
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Awards CriteriaAviation Sustainability and Environment

Open to any aviation entity /company within SA borders, which must have developed or implemented a new or ongoing scheme, system or process which significantly improves sustainability and environmental performance in their respective sector. A clear plan and evidence that is delivering on core objectives. Explain targets set and how far the company/entity has gone in achieving them, if possible show statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons. Reduction of CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, carbon footprint, noise abatement etc. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried, its principal products/services.

Details of any specific sustainability initiative and what it has achieved to date, paying attention to the criteria listed below.
  • Commitment and leadership: Describe, if any, the commitments (internal and public) and leadership your company/entity has shown in relation to driving the sustainability agenda within the aviation sector.
  • Strategy: Describe your most important business strategies/initiatives with respect to aviation sustainability and the Environment.
  • Supply chain- is sustainability factored in during supplier selection? Describe any sustainability and environment supplier initiatives you are using at your organisation.
  • Performance measurement/ Environmental KPIs- do you have set KPIs to measure your environmental performance? Do you report on GHGs, waste generated energy consumption and water usage? Please provide the most relevant comparative metric to benchmark your performance.
  • Training: Describe, if any, the training and or employee engagement related to environmental sustainability offered through your organisation.
  • Innovation: Describe, if any, the new sustainable products and/or services your organisation has developed.
  • Practical benefits of any initiative and its impact on cost reduction.
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Awards CriteriaAircraft Operator Award

Open to Airlines (AOC holders) who operate services into/out of/within the SA borders.
Must have displayed excellence consistently. Submissions must submit evidence for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out, its principal products/services. This includes the turnover, level of job creation/employment/training.

Explain the company’s overall strategy and what it has to be achieved to date, paying attention to the criteria listed below:

  • Has the airline demonstrated operational excellence, innovation and or/leadership? Is there a specific project which has been successfully implemented?
  • The key criteria here are new route expansion, increasing passenger numbers and technical innovation.
  • How have specific activities contributed to the growth of the company?
  • Has the project delivered a safety improvement?
  • Consistent high standards of customer service
  • Evidence of good management practice
  • Details of initiatives for the reduction in C02 emissions or other environmental initiatives.
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Awards CriteriaAirport Achievement Award

Open to any licenced aerodrome within the SA borders.

Must demonstrate how airport management committed to infrastructural improvement and enhancement of the passenger experience.

Submit evidence for the size and nature of the airport; explain overall strategy and achievements paying attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Has the airport demonstrated operational excellence, innovation and/or leadership? Is there a specific project which has been successfully implemented? The key criteria is increasing passenger numbers, technical innovation and supporting airline route expansion.
  • Commitment to customers and delivering the best quality airport experience
  • Infrastructural improvement in facilities including retail, catering, transit facilities, cleanliness, immigration and security processing, leisure, baggage delivery and customer complaints.
  • Evidence of effective management structures
  • Demonstration of good working relationship with local authorities e.g. municipalities
  • Provide details of any specific environmental initiatives e.g. CO2 emission reduction or noise abatement
  • Outline any safety management processes in place and describe any steps taken to improve safety culture
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Awards CriteriaAircraft Maintenance Organisation Award

Open to any Aircraft Maintenance Organisation (AMO) with a business operation within SA borders which has made a significant contribution to productivity, product lines, new contracts, new services or technological innovations in the field of maintenance, repair or overhaul activities.

Specific Criteria:
  • In relation to AMO services, describe a recent business innovation that has affected the organisation’s overall strategy in accomplishing its business goals.
  • Describe how the company increases value to the customer, looking at such things as effectiveness, efficiency and technical proficiency.
  • How have specific and significant activities contributed to the growth of the company?
  • How has the company made positive impacts on the operational excellence of the organisation, including such things as cycle time, quality, turnaround time, extended service life, increased collaboration and impact on decision-making?
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Awards CriteriaGeneral Aviation Award

Open to any entity involved in Genera, Sport and Recreation Aviation.

Criteria:

  • Have you demonstrated excellence in training programmes, flight instruction or member activities?
  • What is the combined flight experience of your staff? Have they received any notable awards or medals?
  • What are your contributions to aviation safety?
  • What significant outreach programs have you undertaken? This can include events to boost membership and community involvement or display events such as airshows.
  • Have you improved or increased the number of member or aircraft services provided on site?
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Awards CriteriaAviation Research And Development Award

Open to any business or academic institution involved in aviation related R&D activities within the borders of SA which has started or contributed to a significant R&D development in relation to the aviation sector. The company must have a track record of innovation and they must demonstrate the degree of innovation in research and their commercial potential.

Criteria:

  • Outline your research program and how you have achieved it.
  • Detail significant milestones achieved. What is the impact of the research to current developments in your field?
  • Originality of the research/work carried out in the organisation. How does your work compare to everybody else’s? How competitive is your research?
  • Quality of publications and/or patents/or software.
  • What is the societal significance of the work? Is it something that will benefit passengers for the better?
  • Professional standing and accreditation: What are the qualifications of the organisation or accreditation: What are the qualifications of the organisation or accreditations achieved by the company?
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Awards CriteriaAviation Support Services Award

Open to any business entity involved in the supply of aviation support services within the SA borders, including ground handling, catering, aircraft technical management, flight operations services, etc. The company must be giving support service that is deemed significant in terms of providing exemplary support to the aviation sector. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation. The company must have a track record of innovation and they must demonstrate the degree of innovation of products, services and their commercial potential.

Criteria:

  • How have specific activities contributed to the growth of the company? This can be measured by turnover or job creation.
  • How has the company promoted excellence in customer service and support? Describe how you have reached beyond what was expected to provide the best service to your clients.
  • What has been your input into the wider aviation sector? How has the company shown its commitment to the improvement of the aviation industry?
  • How has your company contributed to the local community? Provide us with details of any specific community projects and environmental initiatives.
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Awards CriteriaAviation Customer Services Award

Open to any SA aviation business entity involved in the supply of goods or services either B2C or B2B. Companies must have made significant improvement or enhancement in relation to customer services in either the B2C or B2B segments. Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out and it principal activities.

Criteria:

  • How have you significantly improved or enhanced customer services in either the B2C or B2B segments?
  • Have you used any innovative initiatives or use technology to promote customer service?
  • What is your customer service strategy? Detail specific initiatives you have taken to ensure excellence in customer service?
  • Detail market and customer research you have carried and how you have used this information to improve customer service?
  • How have you measured customer satisfaction and how have you acted to improve the customer satisfaction? How do you handle complaints and act to resolve them?
  • How do you ensure that customer service is maintained at minimum standard?
  • Detail any training objectives that you have taken to raise the knowledge and skills of your staff.
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Awards CriteriaPeople Development Award

Open for any aviation company or institution that is dedicated to providing on-going training and career development to their staff. Companies that realise that people are their best investment.
Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of the organisation where the work is carried out and its principal activities. Explain overall strategy and achievements.

Specific Criteria:

  • Details what specific training schemes or apprenticeships you have enacted. What specific training instruments, technology or innovative educational approaches have you taken?
  • How have training contributed to positive business outcomes? Have the training schemes contributed to customer satisfaction, commercial growth and turnover, deals done, collaborations established, investment made, launch of product or expansion?
  • Detail specific case studies showing staff promotion and educational progression.
  • How is training supported at an organisational level? Are there specific long-term HR initiatives to support career development either within the company or at other academic institutions?
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Awards CriteriaAviation Training Award

Open to any training institution involved in training aviation related training with in the SA borders which can demonstrate significant contribution to aviation training, particularly in the areas of flight crew, cabin crew, safety, engineering, technical or other specialist aviation training.

Evidence must be submitted for the size and nature of its organisation. Explaining overall strategy and achievements, paying attention to criteria as follows:

  • What is the curriculum? Detail curriculum development, course accreditation, and affiliation and student numbers?
  • How did courses improve the effectiveness of aviation employees?
  • Outline how your training organisation contributes to aviation safety improvement?

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