BizAvIndia Awards conferred to recognize excellence in Indian Business & General Aviation

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bangalore: Instituting a benchmark for Business & General Aviation (BA & GA) excellence in India, the Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) declared winners of maiden BizAvIndia Awards, in presence of an august gathering from Global aviation fraternity at the side-lines of Aero India 2015. The winners were adjudicated by an eminent panel comprising of Kanu Gohain, Ex Director General, DGCA, Inderjit Sial, President & MD, Textron India, Kapil Kaul, CEO, CAPA India, and Amber Dubey, Head-Aerospace & Defence, KPMG.

BizAvIndia Hall of Fame was conferred to Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL for his relentless contributions and towards the growth of Indian BA & GA sector. Nominations for ‘Operator of the Year’ were invited across Non Scheduled and Private Operators in the country through an online application. This Award was jointly presented to Air Charter Services & Himalayan Heli Services after a thorough analysis based on stringent criteria for safety, operations, fleet and crew adequacy. ‘Award for Innovation’ was bestowed upon Mahindra Aerospace for opening up a new avenue and employment opportunities for industry by manufacturing utility aircraft and aero structures that meet the varied needs of the global markets, from its facility in India.

Expressing his thoughts on the occasion, Rohit Kapur, President, BAOA, said ‘BizAvIndia Awards have been instituted as the most revered distinction for Business & General Aviation Organisations and contributions towards the sector in India. We hope the Awards will set a gold standard for recognising merit within the Industry’.

‘These awards are a welcome initiative by BAOA to recognize and promote general aviation in India’ said Inderjit Sial, President & MD, Textron India
The BizAvIndia Awards 2015 were presented in partnership with Textron, a multi-industry company known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker. BizAvIndia Awards are a part of BAOA’s flagship initiative ‘BizAvIndia’, to bring Indian BA & GA industry into focus and build cohesion between stakeholders, regulators and the Government.

About Business Aircraft Operators Association
A not for profit organization, BAOA, is a unified voice of General & Business Aviation (GA & BA) sector in India. It aims to create a congenial environment for the sector’s growth, by ensuring better coordination amongst industry stakeholders, regulatory authorities and the Government.
BAOA works closely with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), having permanent observer status with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The Association is comprised of all major Private and Non Scheduled Operators, Aircraft Manufacturers and ancillary service providers operating in India. Visit http://www.baoa.in/ to read more on BAOA’s activities.