The Aviation 100 Awards
The Aviation 100 recognises the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. An annual publication, The Aviation 100 ranks the top ten performers in each category with the winner receiving a coveted outstanding achievement award.
The categories are: Airlines, Aircraft, Lessors, MROs, Banks, Aerospace CEOs, Aerospace CFOs, Appraisers, Law Firms, Parts Suppliers.
The top ten rankings for each category are based primarily on an industry survey vote, however the votes are then filtered to ensure fairness (votes for your own company will not count for example). Nominations for each category are also accepted and are judged using a combination of points awarded for specific criteria (see below).
The Aviation 100 also includes the Face of Aviation award, which is awarded to the individual that has made a significant contribution to the aerospace industry. The winner of this category is decided through nomination, overall performance and editorial discretion.
Top ten criteria for each category
Airline of the Year
Criteria judged include: Profit, debt, load figures, RPK, orders and routes held, M&A/expansion activity
Aircraft of the Year
Criteria judged include: Orders against cancellations, performance over last 12 months, result of the Aviation News survey and residual value data.
CEO of the Year
Criteria judged include: Performance of company over past 12 months, personal involvement with deals/expansions/agreements/unions among others.
CFO/Treasurer of the Year
Criteria judged include: Best finance deal in past 12 months but also looks at consistency of performance and deals book.
Lessor of the Year
Criteria judged include: Number and types of aircraft on books and increase over past 12 months, profit/turnover/debt, value of company against 12 months ago, client list – new clients won in the past 12 months, aircraft owners against aircraft managed, lease rate performance and results of the Aviation News survey for satisfaction.
MRO of the Year
Criteria judged include: Aircraft/engine types handled, contracts in place – won against lost, global facilities/new facilities/facilities planned, total number of aircraft/engines maintained during past 12 months, turnover, results of the Aviation News survey.
Law firm of the Year
Criteria judged include: Deals worked on, aerospace clients on books, Deal of the Year pitch, value of deals worked on, number of cases closed; number and office locations/employees, employee turnover in the aviation department in the past 12 months.
Appraiser of the Year
Criteria judged include: Results of the Aviation News survey, number of clients handled, number offices/employees, turnover in past 12 months, aircraft type specialism.
Bank of the Year
Criteria judged include: Number of deals closed in the past 12 months, value of deals closed, results of Aviation News survey.
Parts supplier of the Year
Criteria judged include: Parts stocked, clients on books/new clients in the past 12 months, locations/number of employees, ability to source, supply and timescale; plus results from the Aviation News survey.
Face of Aviation award
The Face of Aviation award celebrates one individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to the aerospace industry in the past 12 months. Nominations for this prestigious award are welcomed.
For the Bank of the Year and the Law Firm of the Year nominations, please submit all relevant deals closed during 2016 in support of your nomination as well as a 200-word explanation of why your firm deserves to win.
HOW TO VOTE
Cast your vote in the annual Aviation 100 ranking survey. The survey will open in October 2016 when a link will be posted here. You have until December 11, 2016 to cast your vote.
Please feel free to send out the link to you clients – votes cast for your own company will not be counted.
HOW TO PITCH
Any company can nominate its clients or its own services for consideration to win one of the top ten categories by submitting a pitch to The Aviation 100 editorial team firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also send nominations for the Face of Aviation award to the same address, describing why that person deserves to win the award for the most outstanding contribution to the aerospace industry in 2016.
The deadline for nominations and pitches for The Aviation 100 2016 awards is December 1, 2016. Late deal pitches and nominations for the Face of Aviation award will be accepted up to December 11, 2016.