A J Walter Aviation Launches 2011 Education Bursary and Sponsors Flightglobal 2011 'Leader of the Year' Award

A J Walter Aviation, the leading independent complete aircraft support specialist, has launched its 2011 MSc Aircraft Maintenance Management bursary award in association with City University London. AJW is the official global sponsor of this course and also offers a bursary to one deserving student annually, which in the past has included employees from Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates Airline, Czech Airlines and Royal Air Maroc.

The MSc programme is supported by visiting lecturers from leading airlines. This year the bursary opportunity is open to applicants from any airline based in Africa or Europe and further information may be obtained by email to bursary@ajw-aviation.com or by visiting www.ajw-aviation.com/communications/sponsorship/msc-amm.html.

AJW has also confirmed that it is once again the official sponsor of the 'Leader of the Year' award to be presented at the Flightglobal Achievement Awards 2011 in Dubai ahead of the Dubai Airshow this year. ‘Leader of the Year’ will be won by the aviation or aerospace industry executive who has displayed exemplary business vision and inspirational leadership throughout the year.

Last year’s awards were held at Farnborough International Airshow where, along with Delta 253’s crew and passengers for ‘Aviator of the Year’ and the team behind Embraer’s business jet fly-by-wire system for ‘Innovator of the Year’, Willie Walsh from British Airways was awarded ‘Leader of the Year’ for his commitment and determination to transforming the flag carrier through times of turbulence and unrest.

Joining AJW as sponsors at the 2011 awards will be Boeing and Bombardier. For more information on the Flightglobal Achievement Awards and to find out how to nominate a winner please visit www.flightglobal.com/page/Flightglobal-Achievement-Awards-2011/.

These sponsorships highlight AJW's continuing commitment to support professional development and recognise individual talent within the aviation industry. AJW is a global leader in providing a range of world class services in spares pooling, leasing, repair and engine management and PBH support for many of the world’s airlines, in all cases backed by its highly regarded 24/7 AOG organisation. For AJW, team investment, development and recognition are also key to this continuing success.