Launceston Airport, Swoop Aero and Rex were among the big winners at the first Australian Aviation Awards, hosted by Momentum Media and aviation brand Australian Aviation.
Orbx has been named as a finalist in the Australian Aviation Awards 2022, and have been shortlisted for AVIATION SUPPORT BUSINESS OF THE YEAR!
The Australian Aviation Awards recognises exceptional individuals and organisations from the country’s aviation sector.
“The awards are regarded as one of the aviation profession’s most prestigious accolades, pinpointing professional development and showcasing the individuals and businesses leading the way in the industry.”
Orbx has accomplished a great deal with this recognition among the top companies and accountants in the field.
The Australian Aviation Awards offers leading professionals and their businesses the opportunity to highlight their achievements, build exposure and support the expansion of their careers and companies.
More than 20 organisations or individuals took home trophies at the gala dinner, held at The Star on Thursday, 1 September with the support of principal partner UNSW Sydney and its School of Aviation.
Speaking at the awards ceremony, Australian Aviation’s Adam Thorn said, “No country relies on aviation as much as Australia. It is to the credit of the whole industry, therefore, that we all made it through the pandemic.
“Our nominees and winners, however, did something even more special. They thrived during the toughest period in aviation’s history. A huge congratulation to everybody involved in these awards.”
In total, more than 430 members of the aviation industry glammed up to celebrate the industry’s achievements and cheer their peers, while Australian comedian, television producer, and member of The Chaser team Julian Morrow assumed emcee duties.
A total of 118 finalists battled it out for 20 individual and group awards, while the highest-scoring individual category winner was declared the recipient of the first-ever Australian Aviation Professional of the year.
This year, that coveted prize was conferred to specialist aviation technology provider Kestrel Aviation head of training Richard Butterworth, after he was named Rotary-wing Pilot of the Year earlier in the evening.
Other individual winners included representatives from universities, the Department of Environment and Science, Tristar Aviation Company, Mirragin, Qantas and Star Aviation.
Group winners included start-up Swoop Aero and Australian technology company Seeing Machines, while Launceston Airport and industry association Australian Association for Uncrewed Systems also received recognition for their achievements.
Click here to view the full list of winners and finalists.
For more information about the awards program, click here.