Winners of the Air Charter Excellence Awards 2021 announced


The Air Charter Association (The ACA) has announced the winners of its Air Charter Excellence Awards 2021, hosted on Thursday 14 October at the Hilton Metropole, Brighton.

Kevin Ducksbury, chairman of The ACA said, “Our guests were thrilled to be able to get together in person again and enjoy our Excellence Awards event, after a two-year break. Everyone remarked on how special the event was and that it was a fun change from the usual London venues.

“Huge congratulations go to all our winners. The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for our industry of course, and we look forward to a brighter 2022 and growth in our industry. Coming together for the event in Brighton reminded us how much of a community the air charter industry is and how we can all support each other through recognition and by highlighting the hard work involved.”

The ACA’s international members nominated exceptional companies and individuals for consideration for an award and a combination of member voting and board decisions selected the winners from a list of finalists in each category.

The winners of the 2021 Air Charter Excellence Awards are as follows:
Executive Passenger Charter Operator of The Year – Air Hamburg
Commercial Passenger Charter Operator of The Year – 2Excel Aviation
Cargo Charter Operator of The Year – RVL Aviation
Handling Agent / FBO of The Year – Farnborough Airport
Aircraft Manufacturer of The Year – Gulfstream
The ACA NextGen Young Person of The Year – Tomas Nicolau, LunaJets
Sir Michael Marshall Award for Sustainability in Aviation – Faradair Aerospace
The ACA Chairman’s Award – Phill O’Dell, Chief test pilot at Rolls Royce and founder of fly2help

The event’s sponsors included 8020 Communications, ACC Aviation, Air One Aviation, Cambridge City Airport, Centreline, Hunt & Palmer, Luxaviation, Network Aviation Group and RVL Aviation.

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