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Support businesses step forward for Australian Aviation Awards

written by Malavika Santhebennur | May 17, 2022

Australian Aviation is urging support businesses to submit or nominate their colleagues for our first ever awards later this year.

The Aviation Support Business of the Year category includes all companies, regardless of their specialisation, operating across domains such as:

  • catering;
  • ground handling;
  • planning,
  • engineering;
  • business consulting;
  • financial services;
  • legal services;
  • insurance;
  • tourism;
  • airspace management;
  • fuelling;
  • leasing;
  • brokerage;
  • parts supply and consumables; and
  • all other support-related disciplines.

Proudly sponsored by principal partner the University of New South Wales, the awards program includes 24 categories that will recognise the dedication and successes of the Australian aviation industry at a gala dinner on Thursday, 25 August in Sydney.

In your submissions, ensure that you outline your product or service, distribution, customers, pricing, and approach to customer services, and demonstrate any innovation that has shaped your business (this is not limited to financial gains).


In addition, applicants must detail the market potential of their business, system or platform, and the process for scaling/expanding it.

It is also crucial for you to highlight your major success, achievement, or milestone over the assessment period, and how your business’ leadership contributed to the outcome.

Sustainability will also be in focus at this year’s awards, with applicants being asked to detail how their business plans to improve its social and environmental impact for a sustainable future.

Alongside this, you must outline your unique selling points/competitive advantage and how this translates into market dominance or business potential, and how your business support will increase jobs in the UAS and drone industry in addition to ongoing upskilling for the Australian workforce.

Applicants are also being asked to detail how they have funded the business and plans for future growth.

Australian Aviation is encouraging all support businesses to participate, irrespective of size, revenue, or geographic locations.

To be eligible for the award, the nominee must be an Australian business, organisation, or institution (or a division of a global business that is registered to trade in Australia) that has a focus on supporting the Australian aviation industry.

The period of assessment is from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Applicants are encouraged to provide and refer to a maximum of four supporting documents for the judges’ consideration to strengthen their entry, including financial or business metrics, images, statistics, transcripts, media coverage, accolades, testimonials, or recommendations/references, and any other relevant information.

In addition to these documents, Australian Aviation is encouraging entrants to submit an optional short video up to 30 seconds long answering the question: “What does business success mean to you?”

The awards are peer-reviewed and judged by a well-regarded and trusted panel.

To enter the awards, visit the website below to register, download the category criteria, follow the criteria, and submit an entry. Finally, simply save and confirm your submission.

The Australian Aviation Awards includes a range of other individual and group awards for airlines, airports, aviators, pilots, rotary businesses and pilots, industry associations, and female aviation leaders.

Submissions will close on Thursday 30 June 2022, with the gala event set to take place in-person on Thursday, 25 August 2022 at 7pm at the Australian Turf Club, Sydney, and will provide a space for professionals to network with their peers and showcase their successes.

Submit your entry here or nominate your colleague here now and make sure you don’t miss on being recognised!

For more information about the awards, click here.

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