Etihad wins environment, training and 'pride of aviation' awards


Etihad Airways has won the top honours in three categories at the Aviation Business Awards in Dubai.

The national carrier claimed the "Environmental Initiative of the Year," "Training Provider of the Year" and the inaugural "Pride of Aviation" titles.

The environmental award was presented for the airline's commitment to driving the sustainability agenda.

Etihad’s recent initiatives include the ecoDemonstrator programme in partnership with Boeing, which is a prime example of the industry collaborating to tackle climate change.

It delivers on the airline’s commitment for its Boeing 787 Dreamliners to be a testbed for technology acceleration as part of the Etihad Greenliner programme launched in 2019.

Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Senior Vice President Government, International & Communications, Etihad Aviation Group, said: "This award recognises Etihad’s relentless commitment to sustainability, even as the airline tackles the current COVID-19 crisis. Etihad continues to be committed to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of the airline’s 2019 net emission levels by 2035. Sustainability is a key priority for Etihad and the achievements we have made this year are testament to this."

Etihad Aviation Training was also recognized for their considerable achievements which include becoming the first training provider in the Middle East to be certified to train pilots holding European licenses, marking a significant industry milestone.

Etihad Engineering won the inaugural ‘Pride of Aviation’ award for demonstrating outstanding steadfastness in the face of an unprecedented industry crisis and meeting adversity with solidarity, innovation, determination and adaptability.

During the ongoing pandemic, Etihad Engineering has expanded its operations to meet the ever-changing requirements of their customers and employees.

To support a safe return to the skies for airlines around the world, it launched a range of service solutions and leveraged its comprehensive Part21J and Part21G capabilities to design, manufacture, certify and install aircraft cabin parts.

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