SITA Council awards

SITA Council awards

Q4 2018
SITA Council awards

Within the categories of ‘Innovation’ and ‘Stepping up for the customer’, SITA teams nominated projects for awards that deliver high value and impact. 

SITA Council poised to award innovative and service-focused projects

The SITA Council agreed to the launch in December 2017 of the ‘SITA Council Awards’ with the aim of recognizing the work of SITA employees in supporting innovation and better meeting member and customer needs.

Launched in May 2018 and after an overwhelming response from SITA teams, submissions for the 2018 SITA Council Awards closed with over 50 entries.

Within the categories of ‘Innovation’ and ‘Stepping up for the customer’, SITA teams nominated projects for awards that deliver high value and impact, as well as excellent service, to SITA members, customers and the air transport community at large.

Shortlisted projects

'Innovation' category

  • eWAS for Air France
  • BagTrust development
  • Biometric exit for JetBlue
  • Mobile Passport Control for Miami Airport
  • NetScan baggage scanning for Bahamasair
  • Flight disruption prediction for Changi Airport
  • SDN for Malaysia Airlines
  • KPI inclusion in airline service agreements

'Stepping up for the customer' category

  • iBorders for Australian Department of Home Affairs
  • ACARS FlightMessage for AZUL
  • WAN Outage for Cathay Pacific
  • Opening support for Changi Airport’s T4
  • Cutover of T3 at Cochin Airport, 2017
  • Support for Delta in Brussels
  • Scan & Fly installation for KLIA
  • ‘TransformNow’ at Malta Airport

Who's on the Council Award Panel? 

Having reviewed the submissions, SITA’s Executive Team shortlisted 16 for evaluation by the Council Award Panel. The role of the Panel was to then review and bring forward their top three in each category. The panel comprises: Kelly Cunningham (United Airlines), Susan Doniz (Qantas Airways) and Eash Sundaram (JetBlue Airways).

Council Award Panel

And the winners are...

Watch this space! Recommendations are with the SITA Council for endorsement at the December Council meeting. The winners will be decided and announced in January 2019. This will include a formal ceremony at each of SITA's Geography Kick-off events.  

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