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Winners Announced at UBM's Aviation Industry Awards

Dépèche transmise le 6 mai 2009 par PRNewswire

LONDON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Lufthansa Tecknik was the major winner at the inaugural Aviation Industry Awards (), organized by UBM Aviation, winning three titles plus the Best All-round MRO Service Provider title. The winners were announced at a ceremony on the night of Tuesday 5 May, attended by more than 400 industry executives.

A total of 24 companies were shortlisted in 12 categories to identify the best in the commercial aviation aftermarket. Boeing won two awards: Best AOG (Aircraft on Ground) Response and Best OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) for After Market Customer Support. SR Technics won Best Independent MRO, while Heico won Best Technological Innovation in MRO.

Other winners included Federal Express (Best Logistics Provider); Lufthansa (Best Airline Engineering & Maintenance Division); Oakenhurst Aircraft Services (Best Component MRO) and Kellstrom Industries (Best Spare Parts Distributor or Stockist).

Paul Copping, Managing Director Aviation Industry Group, said, "We congratulate Lufthansa Technik and all the other winners, who have proved they have what it takes to be the best in the commercial aviation aftermarket. The results of these awards are based entirely on the votes of people in the MRO supply chain industry, so it is a testament to every company which made it to the shortlist that they are truly valued by their customers."

Jon Sharp, President & CEO of the Engine Lease Finance Corp., which sponsored these awards, presented the trophies.

The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the welcome reception for Aviation Industry Group's flagship event, the Airline Purchasing & Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing EXPO, which takes place at Olympia on 6th and 7th May. For more information about the EXPO please visit .

The full list of winners and nominees follows: Best AOG Response: Boeing Nominees: Infinity Air, Oakenhurst Aircraft Services Best Engine MRO: Lufthansa Technik Nominees: GE Aviation, MTU Maintenance Best Independent MRO: SR Technics Nominees: ADAT, Sabena Technics Best Airline Third-Party MRO: Lufthansa Technik Nominees: AFI / KLM E&M, Egyptair Maintenance & Engineering Best OEM for After Market Customer Support: Boeing Nominees: GE Aviation, Honeywell Best Logistics Provider: Federal Express Nominees: DHL, Sterling Courier Best Airline Engineering & Maintenance Division: Lufthansa Nominees: British Airways, Delta Best Heavy Maintenance provider: Lufthansa Technik Nominees: AFI / KLM E&M, SR Technics Best Component MRO: Oakenhurst Aircraft Services Nominees: Lufthansa Technik, Med Craft Best Technological Innovation in MRO: Heico Nominees: Lufthansa Technik, Rolls Royce Best Spare Parts Distributor or Stockist: Kellstrom Industries Nominees: A J Walter, Aviall Best All Round MRO Service Provider: Lufthansa Technik Nominees: AFI / KLM E&M, SR Technics

UBM Aviation is a global data and information business for the air transport industry serving the passenger aviation, air cargo logistics, maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO) and business travel communities with information products, market intelligence, news and events.

Media contact: Alison Pickering, Corporate Communications, UBM Aviation apickering@ubmaviation.com +44(0)1582-695477

CONTACT: Media contact: Alison Pickering, Corporate Communications, UBMAviation, +44(0)1582-695477

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