Rus Aviation won Cargo Operator of the Year award at the seventh annual Aviation Business Awards held at the Westin Dubai on November 19, 2013.
More than 200 industry professionals were in attendance at the glittering event which also saw OHare and Royal Jet enjoy a double celebration after the company also scooped the Business Aviation Operator of the Year trophy.
The keynote speaker for the evening was General Civil Aviation Authority assistant director general of strategy and international affairs, Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhairi, who also won the Personal Achievement of the Year award.
The judging panel for the awards consisted of Issa Baluch, a previous board member at The International Air Cargo Association; Andrew Cowen, managing director of Global Aviation Advisors Alliance; Dr Addison Schonland, managing director of AvIntel and partner at Air Insight; John Strickland, director of JLS Consulting; and Carol Ronan-Heath, founder of the Middle East Aviation Womens Network.
Rus Aviation was a corporate sponsor of the World Food Programme (WFP) 5th Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference & Exhibition (GHAC) October 9-11, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marrakesh, Morocco.
The GHAC, which has become an annual global event, aims at assembling elite aviation innovators, decision-makers and accountable managers to discuss a broad spectrum of pressing aviation safety concerns affecting humanitarian air operations and emerging trends in the Aviation industry.
As the largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger, the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) is one of WFP's projects and the GHAC is spearheaded by WFP Aviation Safety Unit in coordination with the WFP Aviation Service.