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Air Transport World Announces Winners of 2022 Airline Industry Excellence Awards

ByKimberly A. Brochu

Mar 31, 2022

Winners will be honored at a gala dinner in Doha, Qatar in June

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, March 31, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Aviation Week Network’s Air Transport World (ATW), the leading media brand serving the information needs of global airlines and communities commercial airline industry, today announced the winners of the 48th Annual ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards.

The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards recognize excellence in a wide range of airline operations and are widely considered the most coveted in the airline industry.

ATW 2022 winners are spread across the globe, with US carrier Alaska Airlines named Airline of the Year, Norwegian regional airline Widerøe winning Eco-Airline of the Year, Korean Air recognized as Cargo Operator of the Year, Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo named Value Airline of the Year, Royal Jordanian named Airline Market Leader and Canadian North named Regional Airline of the Year.

Additionally, awards will be presented to two individuals who have made significant and significant contributions to the global airline industry. Former Hawaiian Airlines CEO Mark Dunkerley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly will receive the Excellence in Leadership Award.

ATW will also recognize the achievements of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, or CAAFI, with the Eco-Organization of the Year award, and L3Harris with the Aviation Technology Achievement Award.

“We are very pleased to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our 2022 honorees, which demonstrate the continued strength and innovation of this industry,” said ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker.

The 2022 ATW winners are:

Alaska Airlines: Strong financial and operational performance, combined with deep commitment and investment in industry-leading carbon reduction initiatives, has earned Alaska the highest airline honor in the world year. The airline also joined the oneworld global alliance, launched the Ascend Pilot Academy for aspiring pilots and implemented network optimization software, Flyways, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to optimize air traffic and enable more fuel-efficient flight paths for overall savings in fuel, carbon emissions and time.

Widerøe: As one of Europe’s largest regional carriers, Norway-based Widerøe has been at the forefront of securing a sustainable future for aviation. Through its subsidiary Widerøe Zero, it has partnered with Embraer and Rolls-Royce to study a zero-emissions concept regional aircraft, and with Tecnam and Rolls Royce on an all-electric commuter-class aircraft for entry into service. in 2026.

IndiGo: India-based IndiGo is one of the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world. IndiGo has increased its market share during the pandemic and, as borders reopen, it continues to expand into international markets, as seen in the March announcement to restore flights to Thailand. IndiGo maintained a disciplined approach to growth and was one of the very few airlines not to postpone aircraft deliveries during the pandemic, still taking new Airbus narrow-body aircraft from its massive backlog.

Korean Air: Last year, Korean Air was named the 2021 ATW Airline of the Year. The Korean has gone from strength to strength, remaining at the forefront of tackling global cargo capacity shortages resulting from the pandemic. Korean is named Cargo Operator 2022 for pioneering the conversion of passenger aircraft to cargo, launching two new gateways in the United States, at Rickenbacker International in Columbus, Ohio, and at Chicago Rockford in Illinois, that help alleviate US supply chain issues. In other innovations, the Korean has also introduced iCargo, a cloud-based air cargo management system that standardizes cargo service.

Royal Jordanian: Jordan’s national carrier aims to be the airline of choice connecting Jordan and the Levant to the world. From its hub at Queen Alia International, the flag carrier of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan offers an extensive passenger network via Amman to the Levant, Europe, the United States, Canada, North Africa and the Far East. East. Through its oneworld global alliance partners, this network includes more than 1,000 airports in 170 countries. The airline cleverly exploits Jordan’s location to attract travelers seeking a rich tourism experience, whether religious, eco-friendly and adventurous, wellness or history and culture.

Canadian North: In its 76th year, this remarkable carrier is 100% owned by Inuit Birthright organizations and provides essential passenger and cargo services to 25 remote communities in Canada’s Arctic, most of which have no land access or maritime all year round. Canadian North also operates thousands of charter flights each year across North America and beyond. It continued operations during the pandemic, upgraded its fleet with next-generation Boeing 737s and worked with Amazon to launch the first delivery hub in the Canadian Arctic. It is an airline with a mission, a heart and a dedication to the customers and the communities it serves.

Mark Dunkerley: Dunkerley has dedicated his life to aviation and air travel. Among his many accomplishments, he led Hawaiian Airlines from bankruptcy in 2003 to become one of the most successful airlines in the world upon his retirement as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2018. Previous roles included senior positions at Sabena, British Airways and Miami International Airport. . A multi-qualified pilot up to commercial pilot, he continues his work of promoting and safeguarding the airline industry as chairman of the board of trustees of the esteemed Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC.

Aengus Kelly: Kelly continues his distinguished career as a leader and shaper of the global airline industry. As CEO and Executive Director of Dublin-based AerCap, he runs an aircraft leasing company that is the world’s largest commercial aircraft owner and most active aircraft trader. After overseeing the successful acquisition of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), he created a combined company that owns approximately 2,000 aircraft, over 900 engines and over 300 helicopters with a very attractive portfolio, a diverse customer base, a team leader in the industry, and an order book of approximately 400 assets among the most demanded new technologies in the world.

CAAFI: The Alternative Fuels for Commercial Aviation Initiative is a key public-private partnership working to drive the development, commercialization and availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a critical pathway to reduce the footprint aviation carbon over the next two or three decades. . CAAFI’s influence is wide and deep and is key to enabling and fostering aviation sustainability ambitions, such as the IATA target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 announced in 2021 and the adoption by the US government of an SAF Grand Challenge to replace all aviation jet fuel consumption with SAF by 2050.

L3Harris Commercial Aviation: Initial pilot training is a very important part of the process of bringing people with little or no flying experience into commercial airline careers, which is critical to addressing the global shortage of pilots. line pilots. L3 Harris has revolutionized technology within its Airline Academy, developing and deploying flight data monitoring for its ab initio environment, making it safer, data-driven and more measurable. Despite the many pandemic-related challenges, L3 Harris has ensured that this safety initiative stays on track and grows.

The 48th ATW Awards, sponsored by CFM International, will be presented at a gala dinner on June 21 in Doha, Qatar, at the close of IATA’s 78th Annual General Meeting and World Summit air Transport.

For more information about the awards, attending the awards ceremony and sponsorship opportunities, visit awards.atwonline.com or contact Gabriel Balmes at [email protected]

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