Airline Economics is once more celebrating its Middle East, Africa & Islamic Finance Aviation 100 awards. The winners will be announced at a gala diner during our Growth Frontiers Dubai conference on 25 September 2023 at the Ritz Carlton, Dubai Beach hotel. Our awards evening is a very special occasion where we celebrate all of the very best companies, individuals and transactions in the Middle East & Africa aviation finance and leasing sector that have excelled during the past year.
The Middle East, Africa & Islamic Finance Aviation 100 top ten rankings include: Airline of the year, CEO/Industry Leader of the year, CFO/Treasury Team of the year, Lessor of the year, MRO of the year, Law Firm of the year, Bank of the year and Parts Supplier of the year. The Middle East, Africa & Islamic Finance Aviation 100 Deals of the Year will reward the most outstanding and innovative transactions closed by airlines, manufacturers and leasing companies in the region during year-to-date 2023.
The winners of the Airline Economics Middle East, Africa & Islamic Finance Aviation 100 awards will be announced in Issue 76 of Airline Economics magazine.
Since the past year has been such a challenging year once again for all aviation companies, when casting your vote and/or making your nomination, please also consider the management’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the company’s ability to raise additional funds, manage a new operating environment and overall crisis response and future resilience.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
Criteria judged include: Profit, debt, load figures, RPK, orders and routes held, M&A/expansion activity.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA CEO OF THE YEAR
Criteria judged include: Performance of company over past 12 months, personal involvement with deals/expansions/agreements/suppliers, among others.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 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.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 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 Airline Economics survey.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 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.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA BANK OF THE YEAR
Criteria judged include: Number of deals closed in the past 12 months, value of deals closed, results of Airline Economics survey.
For the Bank of the Year and the Law Firm of the Year nominations, please submit all relevant deals closed during YTD 2022 in support of your nomination as well as a 200-word explanation of why your firm deserves to win.
Cast your vote in the Airline Economics Middle East, Africa & Islamic Aviation 100 survey now:
Voting will close 9th September, 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 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 Middle East, Africa & Islamic Deals of the Year Awards 2023 are:
Middle East & Africa Editor’s Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Lease Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Debt Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Islamic Finance Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Equity Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Supported Finance Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Structured Finance Deal of the Year
Middle East & Africa Overall Deal of the Year
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org with AE MEA AWARDS 2023 in the subject line.
Votes for yourself, or your company, or from others not part of your customer base will be discarded
The editorial team’s decision for all award winners is final.