2015 Excellence in Avionics Awards
Avionics Excellence in Avionics Awards recognize the high achievements of those individuals, organizations, teams, and projects that are elevating the aviation industry. In an increasingly competitive world both within and outside the industry, it is those that continue to be innovative and extraordinary that deserve recognition for their efforts. Talented professionals, exceptional leadership, bold innovations and cooperative teams help propel this industry upward – the Excellence in Avionics Awards recognize and salute these efforts.
For more information about the nomination process and awards program, download the Excellence in Avionics Awards Information Sheet.
Cockpit Connectivity Innovation of the Year
While most of the focus when connectivity was first introduced to aircraft began solely in the cabin, gradually, vendors and operators are equally working on weighs to introduced broadband connectivity safely into flight operational use. Avionics wants to recognize the company that introduced an innovative use of connectivity for cockpit based flight operational usage.
Cabin Connectivity Innovation of the Year
Commercial Airline of the Year
Airlines are some of the biggest airborne users of connectivity, introducing broadband into the cabins and cockpits of more and more aircraft. But some airlines go above and beyond, and introduce connectivity to save weight, improve flight operational efficiency or to provide an enhanced passenger experience.
Business Aviation Innovation
Business aviation operators come in the form of charter operators, fractional jet leasing providers and new forms of membership based operators. Avionics wants to recognize the company that introduced innovative aircraft connectivity solutions recently to specifically meet and address the connected aircraft needs of a business aviation operator.
Technology Company of the Year
Airspace modernization is occurring all over the world, to enable aircraft to take advantage of the advanced navigation and communication capabilities of modern avionics systems. Nowhere is that modernization and the onboard capabilities it opens up more reflected then in the U.S. NextGen program. Therefore, Avionics wanted to recognize the NextGen companies of the year for introducing innovative technologies designed for the next generation flight environment.
Airline of the Year
Airlines are among largest users of the commercial airspace where two of the world’s historic airspace modernization initiatives are currently occurring in the U.S. and Europe with the Single European Sky and NextGen programs. Avionics wants to recognize airlines that have equipped with NextGen enabling technology, are flying PBN procedures and are integrating mandated technology into their aircraft while also seeing measurable benefits and impact from that equipage.
Cyber Security Innovation Award
As operators and manufacturers continue to open up more IP-based gateways to modern aircraft, there is an industry wide concern about protecting airframes from external intrusion. Avionics wants to recognize companies taking this initiative head on and providing a way to protect all the different air and ground aspects of flight operations from cyber risks.
Safety Technology Innovation Award
Social Media Campaign of the Year Award
The social media learning curve is one of the steepest that businesses have seen since the launch of the Internet, and leveraging an online presence to engage customers requires innovation and strategic finesse. Avionics recognizes a company’s social media strategy that has stood out and garnered business-worthy buzz.
Vertical Impact – Military
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award honors the brilliant and dedicated professionals whose life work has been improving and contributing to the aviation industry. Avionics recognizes an individual who has worked tirelessly in this industry over a number of years, and whose contributions have pushed boundaries in the industry.
Rising Engineer of the Year
Engineers are the backbone of next generation, legacy and safety systems in aviation; they word long hours, work tirelessly on retrofits and modifications, and analyze complicated upgrades. With this award, Avionics acknowledges the engineers making a difference in our industry.
Woman in Technology
The aviation industry, while progressive in many ways, still is a male-dominated business. However, there are a number of women making a difference in this industry and Avionics wishes to recognize them with this award.