Now in their thirteenth year, Airline Economics is celebrating its legendary Aviation 100 awards during the Growth Frontiers Dublin conference in January 2024.
The Aviation 100 awards evening is a very special occasion where we celebrate all of the very best companies, individuals and transactions in the aviation finance and leasing sector that have excelled during the past year.
The Aviation 100 top ten rankings include: Airline of the year, Aircraft of the year, CEO/Industry Leader of the year, CFO/Treasury Team of the year, Lessor of the year, Bank of the year, MRO of the year, Law Firm of the year, Appraiser of the year and Parts Supplier of the year.
The Aviation 100 Deals of the Year will reward the most outstanding and innovative financial transactions closed by airlines, manufacturers and leasing companies in 2023.
Each year, the Aviation 100 Global Leaders awards also include the Face of Aviation award, which is awarded to the individual that has made a significant contribution to the aviation industry during the past year, and the Aviation 100 Lifetime Achievement award that celebrates the life and work of one significant individual. For 2024, Aviation News is preparing a LEGENDS awards series that celebrates the life and work of many aviation professionals that have retired, or announced their imminent retirement from the industry in 2023.
The Aviation 100 Aviation LEGENDS are chosen through nomination, overall career and editorial discretion. More details on this process are available here.
The winners of the Airline Economics 13th annual Aviation 100 Global Leader awards will be announced in Issue 78 of Airline Economics magazine (published in February 2024).
On the evening of Monday 29th January 2023, during the Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Dublin Week https://www.aviationnews-online.com/conferences/dublin/, we are once again holding a large-scale celebration of our awards winners at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) from 7pm. For table sponsorship, please contact: email@example.com
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The aviation industry has recovered rapidly from the depths of the global pandemic, with traffic levels surpassing those in 2019 in the third quarter in most regions. The outlook is positive for the entire industry but headwinds remains, not least the macroeconomic and geopolitical challenges and the recent rise in fuel prices. Challenges remain but the trajectory looks good for all aviation companies for the near-term future. But which companies deserve to be awarded for their efforts and performance over the past 12 months?
The Airline Economics Aviation 100 Global Leader Awards recognises the year’s most outstanding performers in the commercial aviation industry.
The survey asks the industry to share its opinions for the best performing airline, lessor, MRO, parts company, bank and law firm, operating in the Americas, during 2023. We also ask you to nominate the foremost CEO/Industry Leader and CFO/Treasury Team in the region.
For the Bank of the Year and the Law Firm of the Year nominations, please submit all relevant deals closed during 2023 in support of your nomination as well as a 200-word explanation of why your firm deserves to win.
This award celebrates the life and work of a major aviation figure. Nominations are accepted but the absolute decision is taken by Philip Tozer-Pennington, Aviation News Ltd managing director.
Criteria judged include: Profit, debt, load figures, RPK, orders and routes held, M&A/expansion activity.
Criteria judged include: Orders against cancellations, performance over last 12 months, result of the Aviation News survey and residual value data.
Criteria judged include: Performance of company over past 12 months, personal involvement with deals/expansions/agreements/suppliers, among others.
Criteria judged include: Best finance deal in past 12 months but also looks at consistency of performance and deals book.
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.
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.
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.
Criteria judged include: Results of the Aviation News survey, number of clients handled, number offices/employees, turnover in past 12 months, aircraft type specialism.
Criteria judged include: Number of deals closed in the past 12 months, value of deals closed, results of Aviation News survey.
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.
Cast your vote in the annual Aviation 100 surveys now:
Voting will close December 20, 2023.
Companies are invited to send out the link to customers and clients although votes cast for your own company will not be counted.
All of our regional and overall awards present Deals of the Year awards to the most outstanding finance and leasing deals closed in the previous 12 months period. The categories being considered for the Aviation 100 Global Leaders Deals of the Year Awards 2023 are:
Aviation 100 Lease Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Freighter Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Fund of the Year (New Fund)
Aviation 100 Fund of the Year (Long-Term Performance)
Aviation 100 Supported Finance Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Airport Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 M&A Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Equity Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Sustainability Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Restructuring Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Capital Markets Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Debt Deal of the Year
Aviation 100 Editor’s Deal of the Year for Innovation
Aviation 100 Overall Deal of the Year
AND – Aviation Finance & Leasing Technology Award for 2023
For the third year running, Airline Economics is seeking nominations from companies that have launched data technology platforms/systems specifically for the aviation finance & leasing industry during 2022. The past few years have seen the development of a wealth of new systems to aid the aviation industry, whether is counting carbon emissions, or tracking asset values or restructuring. With this in mind, we would like you to nominate the company and system, launched in 2022, which you believe is worthy of recognition.
Aviation Fund of the Year category criteria All funds debt and equity funds that invest in aviation assets are eligible for nomination. All funds must be more than $50 million AUM. The New Fund Award is for funds launched in 2023 – and the Long-Term Performance Award is for funds that have performed consistently well for more than five years.
Funds will be judged on their risk-adjusted performance over the past year (and in the case of the Long-Term performance award, consistent returns over five years. New funds will be judged on their performance to date and a qualitative judgement on their structure, investment profile and subscription on launch. All of the above information must be included in the nomination for the fund to be considered fully.
Any company can nominate its clients or its own services for consideration to win one of the top ten categories by submitting an online nomination form here and companies that submit multiple awards are invited to pitch the editorial team with a video call during the month of December.
To submit a portfolio of deals for consideration, rather than submit multiple online forms, please compile a document of all deal case studies and send to the Editor Victoria Tozer-Pennington at firstname.lastname@example.org with AE AWARDS 2024 in the subject line.
Please indicate clearly which regional award category your deal should be considered for as well as the overall awards.
The Aviation 100 Awards – The Vote:
Votes for yourself, or your company, or from others not part of your customer base will be discarded
The deadline for nominations and pitches for The Aviation 100 Global Leaders awards is December 20, 2023.
The editorial team’s decision for all award winners is final.