LONDON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lufthansa Techknik was the major winner at this year's Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATEM) Awards (www.atemawards.com), organized by UBM Aviation, winning two titles plus the Best All Round MRO Service Provider award. The winners were announced at a ceremony on the night of Tuesday 4 May, attended by more than 500 industry executives.
A total of 23 companies were shortlisted in 12 categories that identified the best in the commercial aviation aftermarket. Lufthansa Technik walked away with the most awards, having won three: Best MRO in Europe, Best Heavy Maintenance Provider and Best All Round MRO Service Provider. GA Telesis, also received multiple awards: Best Spare Parts Distributor or Stockist and ATE&M Editors Award (see below).
Other winners included Boeing, Oakenhurst Aircraft Services, HAECO, Delta TechOps, and A J Walter Aviation.
Jon Sharp, President & CEO, Engine Lease Finance Corp., which sponsored these awards, presented the trophies, and the Master of Ceremonies was the BBC's Aaron Heslehurst.
Colin Hall, Managing Director of UBM Aviation Exhibitions, said, "Our congratulations to Lufthansa Technik and all the other winners, who have proved they have what it takes to be the best in the commercial aviation aftermarket. The results of the awards are based entirely on the votes of people in the MRO supply chain industry and it is a testament to every company that made the shortlist, that they are truly valued by their customers."
The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the welcome reception for UBM Aviation's flagship event, the Airline Purchasing & Maintenance EXPO, which took place in London at Olympia, May 5 - 6, with more than 2,000 attendees. For more information about the EXPO please visit www.apmexpo.com.
THE 2010 winners:
Introduced this year, the ATE&M Editors Award recognises excellence and achievement within the industry throughout the year. The award can be presented to a person, company or product/service. Any individual feeling strongly that someone, or something, deserves acknowledgement can make a nomination, outlining why they think their choice deserves recognition. The ATE&M editorial staff then selects the candidate they felt was most worthy of the award from the nominations.
About UBM Aviation:
UBM Aviation (www.ubmaviation.com), a United Business Media company, a provider of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry. Our assets include the pre-eminent aviation data and analytics provider, OAG, an international program of aviation exhibitions and conferences as well as market-leading print publications.
About ATE&M Awards:
The ATE&M Awards are awarded through a democratic process, and both the nominations and final voting are decided by the aviation public. Only the most popular and well regarded companies in the industry make it through the nomination process. Anyone in the industry is eligible to nominate up to three companies in each of 11 categories and one special nomination for the ATE&M Editors Award. The three most popular companies in each category are shortlisted for final selection, with the winners announced and the awards presented during a special ceremony at the annual Airline Purchasing & Maintenance EXPO (www.apmexpo.com).
SOURCE UBM Aviation