Dubai Airports bags Best Aviation Sustainability Program award

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Airports, the operator of Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) airports, has been awarded the Best Aviation Sustainability Program, at the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Global Aviation Awards (SMBRGAA), for its ongoing efforts in helping to develop a more sustainable global aviation industry.

The award was presented at a ceremony held in Montreal, Canada, at the 41st General Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) recently.

Dubai Airports was recognized for its efforts as a leading player in the global aviation industry in implementing its ongoing sustainability programs including the replacing of 150,000 conventional light fixtures across DXB’s terminals and airfield with significantly more efficient LED lights, introducing electric and hybrid ground service vehicles, and building a 15,000-panel solar array at DXB’s Terminal 2, the largest at any airport in the Middle East.

Omar Binadai
Omar Binadai
Executive VP
Technology & Infrastructure
Dubai Airports

“We are delighted to be recognized as a positive force within the industry, one that is helping to support the global aviation community on its journey to a more sustainable future, and an organization that is both fully aligned with, and committed to, helping the UAE’s wider efforts in achieving long-term climate action goals.”

Established in 2016, the SMBRGAA aims to shine a light on countries, businesses, and individuals around the world by recognizing their contributions to the success of the aviation industry. This triennial award reflects UAE’s commitment to promoting aviation and support to ICAO’s ‘No Country Left Behind’ initiative.

This year, the second edition of the Award was divided into three categories that represent a unique mix of the aviation business, including outstanding resource contribution to ICAO programs, best aviation sustainability program, and aircraft cabin noise-research and development category.

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