Published On: Thu, Feb 19th, 2015

BizAvIndia Awards conferred to recognize excellence in Indian Business & General Aviation

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Bengaluru, February 18, 2015: Instituting a benchmark for Business & General Aviation (BA & GA) excellence in India, the Business Aircraft Operators Association (BAOA) declared winners of maiden BizAvIndia Awards, in presence of an august gathering from Global aviation fraternity at the side-lines of Aero India 2015. The winners were adjudicated by an eminent panel comprising of Kanu Gohain, Ex Director General, DGCA, Inderjit Sial, President & MD, Textron India, Kapil Kaul, CEO, CAPA India, and Amber Dubey, Head-Aerospace & Defence, KPMG.

BizAvIndia Hall of Fame was conferred to Naveen Jindal, Chairman, JSPL for his relentless contributions and towards the growth of Indian BA & GA sector. Nominations for ‘Operator of the Year’ were invited across Non Scheduled and Private Operators in the country through an online application. This Award was jointly presented to Air Charter Services & Himalayan Heli Services after a thorough analysis based on stringent criteria for safety, operations, fleet and crew adequacy. ‘Award for Innovation’ was bestowed upon Mahindra Aerospace for opening up a new avenue and employment opportunities for industry by manufacturing utility aircraft and aero structures that meet the varied needs of the global markets, from its facility in India.

Expressing his thoughts on the occasion, Rohit Kapur, President, BAOA, said ‘BizAvIndia Awards have been instituted as the most revered distinction for Business & General Aviation Organisations and contributions towards the sector in India. We hope the Awards will set a gold standard for recognising merit within the Industry’.

‘These awards are a welcome initiative by BAOA to recognize and promote general aviation in India’ said Inderjit Sial, President & MD, Textron India

The BizAvIndia Awards 2015 were presented in partnership with Textron, a multi-industry company known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft & Hawker. BizAvIndia Awards are a part of BAOA’s flagship initiative ‘BizAvIndia’, to bring Indian BA & GA industry into focus and build cohesion between stakeholders, regulators and the Government. Read more at

Winners of AvBizIndia 2015 awards (L to R) Air Marshal Gujral of Mahindra Aerospace, Harshavardhan of Himalaya Heli, Serman Jolly of Air Charter & Sanjay Jhulka of JSPL

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