BizAvIndia Awards 2017
As part of its effort to recognise merit and excellence within Business & General Aviation in the country, Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) presented the BizAvIndia Awards 2017. The winners of Operator of the Year were adjudicated by an independent jury, based on various benchmarks and criteria decided by expert committee of BAOA.
Awards were presented at a glittering ceremony in the presence of an august gathering of aviation industry doyens, dignitaries and crème de la crème gathered in Bengaluru for Aero India 2017. Mr. Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation, Govt. of India was chief Guest on this occasion.
BizAvIndia Operator of the year award went to Global Vectra in Large Fleet Category, Airmid Aviation in the mid-size fleet category, Poonawalla Aviation in the small fleet category, based on quantum of flying, complexity of aircraft and operations, and other parameters.
BizAvIndia Hall of Fame was bestowed upon Mr. Ratan Tata-Chairman Tata Group; for his relentless contributions towards the growth of India’s Business & General Aviation sector. The award for innovation went to Sterlite Power Grid Ltd to bring into India the first ever Heli-Crane, for their Powerline Construction Project in Jammu & Kashmir and Aviator Air Rescue for providing helicopter solutions to medical emergencies.
While the award for most popular service provider went to Bird Execujet based on voting from corporate members of BAOA. SP Aviation got the Special award for its long contribution to aviation industry in India.