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The Australian Aviation Awards is an exciting nationwide recognition program that showcases the outstanding individuals and businesses positively shaping the growth and development of Australia’s aviation industry.
The prestigious event offers leading professionals and their businesses the opportunity to highlight their achievements, build exposure, and support the expansion of their careers and companies.
This national awards program – which culminates in the black-tie gala event in Sydney – will help forge closer connectivity in the sector and give greater visibility to the business of aviation in Australia.
The finalist list, announced on Tuesday, 11 July 2023, features over 145 high-achieving professionals across 28 submission-based categories.
Securing a place as a finalist is widely recognised as a remarkable achievement in the aviation industry. It signifies the resolute determination and steadfast commitment of individuals, teams, and businesses playing a pivotal role in propelling the industry forward.
Australian Aviation’s Adam Thorn said, “This year’s awards received a record number of entries, so all of our nominees should feel hugely proud to be shortlisted. “The industry spent much of the last year grappling with the after-effects of COVID-19, including rising inflation and a talent shortage. It’s to their huge credit that our nominees have shown great initiative to navigate these difficult times and thrive.”
Adam Holt, at Little Wings said He was humbled to be recognised and proud to be named as a finalist in the Australian Aviation Awards 2023.
“Little Wings’s recognition for our excellent contribution to the aviation industry reinforces the strength of our service and dedication to connecting with the community and engaging with clients,” he added.
So excited to share all the details of this year!!
Little Wings was named a finalist in the Local Business Awards for Canterbury-Bankstown… amongst a short list of incredible local charities, each making a huge impact on communities near and far.
Exciting, it was Little Wings announced as the WINNER for Organisation of the Year!
Such an amazing moment, and an achievement purely dedicated to the volunteers across the Little Wings operation, making every mission possible
Thank you to all that voted, those that continue to champion, and most importantly, volunteer…. You make Little Wings possible.
Little Wings CEO
25 November 2022 - Winners of the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards recognised for their inspiring work across the disability, allied health, aged care, and community services sectors
Health and community services is full of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, day in, day out, across Australia. That's why we created the HESTA Awards Program.
Eight winners of the 2022 HESTA Excellence Awards were announced last night in Melbourne in recognition of organisations and teams who have excelled in the disability, allied health, aged care, and community services sectors.
Winners include an organisation who fly medical specialists to pop-up clinics in regional and remote NSW to support seriously ill children, a team who work to help address Australia’s aged care workforce shortages, and a team who provide culturally safe support for Aboriginal people with disability.
HESTA CEO Debby Blakey congratulated the winners and finalists and acknowledged their inspiring work.
“A huge congratulations to all our winners and finalists. These teams and organisations have gone above and beyond to deliver critical services, making a real difference for so many people in need across Australia,” Ms Blakey said.
“We are so grateful for the contributions these professionals make each day to support our communities and keep our nation safe and healthy. It’s a great honour for the HESTA team to help recognise their vital work.”
The winners each shared in a $60,000 prize money pool to be used for further education, service improvement or team development, courtesy of longstanding HESTA Awards supporter ME.
ME CEO Martine Jager praised the winners and thanked them for their work.
“A huge congratulations to all of these truly deserving winners. Your exceptional work helping communities most in need absolutely deserves to be celebrated. On behalf of ME, thank you for your dedication, passion and incredibly hard work.”
Little Wings is recognised for their innovation in supporting seriously ill children from regional and remote NSW to continue accessing life-saving medical treatment during COVID. Its Medical Wings program flew medical specialists to regular pop-up clinics, providing care to isolated communities.
Little Wings CEO Clare Pearson said winning a HESTA Awards means a lot to the organisation. “Little Wings is a 90% volunteer led organisation - a group of incredible, generous, and talented humans all sharing their time and talent to make a difference. The award recognises the work, the time and talent of our volunteers and reminds us to celebrate the innovation and impact to date. Above all, it encourages Little Wings to keep pushing, to keep trying and keep believing.”
The prize money will be used to fuel another four Medical Wings missions, supporting up to 300 children living in region or remote NSW who are seriously ill.
The HESTA Excellence Awards have taken place since 2020. For more information, visit hestaawards.com.au
LITTLE WINGS AUSTRALIA won for the Australian Aviation Awards 2022 for Aerial Services Business Of The Year.
The Australian Aviation Awards is the premier event of the year that recognises the leading professionals and businesses in the aviation community across our nation. From pilots, commercial staff, support teams, manufacturing, training, and education through to the industry’s rising stars, our prestigious awards program recognises all across Australian aviation.
The finalist list features over 118 high-achieving professionals and businesses across 20 submission-based categories.
For the full list of winners Click Here
The awards are regarded as one of the aviation profession’s most prestigious accolades, pinpointing professional development and showcasing the individuals and businesses leading the way in the industry.
At a black tie gala dinner at The Star, Sydney on Thursday, 1 September 2022, Little Wings was presented the Australia Aviation Award for Aerial Services Business Of The Year.
Australian Aviation’s Adam Thorn said the brand was impressed with the calibre of the entries. “Aviation has endured the most difficult period in its history,” said Thorn. “It’s a testament to all of our nominees that they were able to achieve such exceptional results during this very challenging period. As we move into a post-COVID world, those acknowledged at our inaugural awards are sure to thrive.” Clare Pearson CEO at Little Wings, said that she was humbled to be recognised and proud to be named in the Australian Aviation Awards 2022.
“Little Wings recognition for our excellent contribution to the aviation industry reinforces the strength of our service and dedication to connecting with the community and engaging with clients,” she added.