SINGAPORE, Nov. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Aviation won its fourth consecutive award for best aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider at the Asian Business Aviation Association's (AsBAA) 2018 "Icons of Aviation" event held in Hong Kong on November 10, 2018. The annual event recognizes and celebrates excellence in the business and general aviation industry in Asia.
AsBAA also honored former Hawker Pacific CEO, Alan Smith, with the Lifetime Achievement award. Hawker Pacific was acquired in May 2018 by Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The acquisition expands Jet Aviation's footprint and customer offerings across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.
"It's a great honor to receive this award and have our MRO operations lauded by the industry," said John Riggir, vice president of Regional Operations and general manager of Jet Aviation's Singaporeoperations. "I am very proud of the team and pleased to see their collective efforts recognized. They give everything they have to ensure our customers remain safe and mobile. Their commitment to the highest standards is unwavering."
"AsBAA once again organized a spectacular event to acknowledge the great efforts of so many dedicated business aviation professionals," said David Best, Jet Aviation's vice president of Business Development. "Today is a day on which we should all be proud of what we have achieved. Personally, I am delighted to see Alan recognized for his life's work and commitment to the business aviation industry. He's a true professional."
Both Best and Riggir currently serve on AsBAA's Board of Governors.
Jet Aviation will exhibit at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) in Dubai from December 10 to 12.