Frost & Sullivan, today hosted the prestigious 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace and Defense awards that showcased the region’s best players. In its second consecutive year, the Aerospace & Defense Awards honored 27 companies across nine award categories. The banquet saw about 180 senior industry-members, C-suite executives and government officials at a glamorous evening gala.
Of those in attendance to receive their coveted titles were the who’s who of the industry like Groeger Sebastian, Senior Vice President & Head of ASEAN of Jet Aviation; Lim Swee Nian, Deputy Executive Director, Industry Development Science and Engineering Research Council, A*STAR; T. C. Chan, Vice President & Managing Director Asia Pacific, Rockwell Collins; Gary Nutter, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Aero Engine Services and Yeo Kia Thye, Director - Airport Operations, Singapore Changi Airport; amongst several others.
The Awards seek to showcase best practices in the industry segments which are synonymous with Frost & Sullivan’s in-depth analysis and coverage of these industries. In keeping with our time-honored commitment in pursuit of excellence and innovation, the awards offered are carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape and include new emerging sectors.
The awards are based on extensive market engineering tools evolved by Frost & Sullivan. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.
"Running into its second year, once again we are hosting this momentous congregation in Singapore. The 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards has acted as a platform to recognize the best practices within the aviation industry, defense and homeland security segments," says Mr. Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Director of Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense practice at Frost & Sullivan.
He further added, that "In 2009 we will not only recognize the industry stalwarts as the tradition goes, but also many pioneers from within the industry. The practice of continuously identifying and honoring innovations and best practices is a key ingredient to make improvements in technology, marketing, operations and production. This promotes better practices and the higher levels of doing business and will pave the way through difficult times. The industry looks forward to work more closely than ever before in 2009 and expects to learn and share a lot along the way.
Although the Aerospace & Defense industry has grown to a very mature one over the last hundred years, it has never stopped fascinating the industry with its innovative best practices. The last twelve months of high fuel prices, increasing costs of factors of production and consolidations have made the fraternity pass through a litmus test, which have not only left the industry more mature than ever before, but also equipped it with a basket of best practices.
The companies commended as award recipients are those that have displayed exemplary achievements in areas such as market leadership, marketing strategy, business development strategy, market penetration, customer service, growth strategy and product line strategy, amongst others. Also, qualities such as diligence, perseverance, innovation and dedication required to develop a successful business plan and excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace are pre-requisites of the illustrious award recipient.
Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the outstanding recipients of the 2009 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards
Awards Titles - Award Recipients
General Aviation Category
• Aerospace Logistics Company of the year - DB Schenker
• Aircraft Lessor of the year - AWAS
• Fixed based Operator of the year - Jet Aviation
Aviation Training Category
• Aerospace R&D Organization of the year - A*Star
• Aerospace Technical Training Institution of the year - Air Transport Training College
• Aerospace Academic Institution of the year - Nanyang Technological University
• Strategic Military Communication Provider of the year - Rockwell Collins
• Tactical Military Communications Provider of the year - Codan
Homeland Security Category
• Inspection and Screening Provider of the year - Rapiscan Systems
• Critical Infrastructure Protection Provider of the year - Certis CISCO
• Homeland Security Agency of the year - Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
• Aero Engine MRO Center of the year - Singapore Aero Engine Services
• Airframes MRO Center of the year - Malaysian Airlines Engineering & Maintenance
• Aero Components MRO Center of the year - International Engine Component Overhaul
• Aerospace MRO Support Service Provider of the year - Eltra Aeronautics
Aerospace Manufacturing Category
• PMA Market Penetration Leadership of the year - HEICO Corporation
• Aero Engines OEM of the year - Rolls-Royce
• Aero Components OEM of the year - Hamilton Sunstrand Pacific Aerospace
• Airframes OEM of the year - ATR
• Aerospace Manufacturing support Services Provider of the year - A & One Precision Engineering
• Airport of the Year (Below 15 Million Passengers Annually) - Penang International Airport
• Airport of the Year (Above 15 Million Passengers Annually) - Incheon International Airport
• Airport Support Service Provider of the year - SITA
• Air Cargo Carrier of the year - Singapore Airlines Cargo
Voice of Customer Category
• Voice of Customer Airport Experience of the year Singapore - Changi Airport
• Voice of Customer Airline Onboard Experience of the year - Japan Airlines
• Voice of Customer Airline of the year - Singapore Airlines
The AAIS is the supporting organisation for the awards banquet along with IE Singapore, Singapore Exhibition and Convention Bureau and Uniquely Singapore. Aerospace Singapore, Asian Airlines & Airports, Asian Defense & Diplomacy and Asian Military Review were the supporting media partners while PR Newswire was the official wire for the awards.
For complete information on the awards please visit frost.com/aeroawards2009
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