The Best in Aerospace and Defense Recognised

~ Players from Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong share the honour roll amongst the global giants ~

Jan 31, 2010, 22:58 ET from Frost & Sullivan

SINGAPORE, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards continues to showcase highly commendable line-up of recipients for the third consecutive year. Recipients sharing the lime-light this year have had to battle and prove themselves in an even more challenging period than their counterparts from the previous years.

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A specialty this year is the co-location of the Awards banquet with the Singapore Airshow 2010 where Frost & Sullivan is the knowledge partner.  The Awards banquet will be held on February 4, 2010 at Crowne Plaza Hotel at Terminal 3, Changi International Airport.

A total of 17 leading organizations in the fields of general aviation, defense, homeland security, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), aerospace manufacturing, major support services, airports and commercial air transportation will be joining the hall of fame as they bag prestigious titles reflecting their success for the year 2009.

The Malaysia Airports clinched two award titles that cited them as the Airport Investment Company of the Year and the Airport of the Year (Above 15 million Passengers Annually) for Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Composites Technology Research Malaysia and Firefly joined in the honour roll to pride the nation's outstanding aerospace industry, with their awards.

Speaking about the success of the recipients, Subhranshu Sekhar Das, Director of Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense practice at Frost & Sullivan says, "To counter the downturn in the aviation sector, the entire industry, especially the Asian players, have turned their focus on implementing best practices within their operations. Such smart executions have helped Asian aviation players successfully align their processes alongside the best global standards. This has in turn driven the corporate growth of these organizations and their respective operating sectors, despite the historic downturn. The improved operational and supply chain efficiency coupled with the steady turnaround of the Asian giants has attracted the attention of multinational players and has positively impacted the global aviation landscape. "

The Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in the industry, commending their diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance and excel in the competitive global marketplace.

Every year, the awards are given to companies based on actual market and technology performance that include revenue, market share, technology leadership and overall growth.

In addition to the tough market that the recipients were already operating in, this year the challenge to excel was further intensified with a global survey that served as a complementing screening in addition to the usual in-house secondary research.

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the outstanding recipients of the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Aerospace & Defense Awards

    
    
            Awards Titles                     Award Recipients
    
                            General Aviation Category
    Fixed based Operator of the year    Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre
    
                                  Defense Category
    Secure Military Communications      Rohde & Schwarz
     Vendor of the Year
    
                           Homeland Security Category
    Video Surveillance Systems          GE Security
     Vendor of the Year
    
                                  MRO Category
    Airframe MRO Center of the Year     HAECO
    Engine MRO Center of the Year       PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA (SEA)
    
                          Aerospace Manufacturing Category
    Airframe OEM of the Year            Bombardier
    Engine OEM of the Year              Rolls Royce
    Avionics OEM of the Year            Honeywell Aerospace
    
                         Major Support Services Category
    Flight Training Center of the Year  ST Aerospace Training Academy
    Aerospace IT Solutions Provider     HCL AXON
     of the Year
    Aerospace R&D Vendor of the Year    Composites Technology Research
                                         Malaysia Sdn Bhd
    Aerospace Logistics Company         DHL
     of the Year
    
                               Airports Category
    Airport Air Navigation Solutions    Korea Airports Corporation
     Provider of the Year  
    Airport Investment Company          Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
     of the Year
    Airport of the Year                 Auckland Airport
     (Below 15 million Passengers
     Annually)
    Airport of the Year                 Kuala Lumpur International Airport
     (Above 15 million Passengers
     Annually)
    
                     Commercial Air Transportation Category
    Best Value Airline of the Year      Firefly

The Association of Aerospace Industries Singapore (AAIS) is the supporting organisation for the awards banquet. Aerospace Singapore and Business Today are the media partners while PR Newswire is the official newswire for the awards.

For complete information on the Awards please visit www.frost.com/aeroawards2010

Complimentary transport is available from the Airshow to the awards banquet. To attend the awards banquet, please write to neethiya.sadagopal@frost.com

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