South African Airways (SAA), Africa’s most awarded airline, has been nominated for awards in four categories from two separate organisations.

World Bio Business Awards
South African Airways is one of only four international airlines nominated for two World Bio Business Awards for ground-breaking work being done to ensure that aircraft will in the future fly with biofuel extracted from plant matter.

Through Project Solaris, in which SAA is one of four partners, the airline was nominated for an Excellence in Advanced Biofuels award; and is also individually nominated for the Biofuel Industry Champion award.

Late last year SAA and partners, Boeing, SunChem and SkyNRG; launched Project Solaris, a biofuels project named after the tobacco plant from which biofuels will be produced in the Limpopo province in South Africa.

The World Bio Business Awards (WBM) will take place at the World Bio Markets Conference in Amsterdam later this year where many of the world’s leading airlines and companies working in the field of biotechnology will be present.

The WBM Industry awards go to the company, entity, or organisation that has done the most to support, drive, or assist the growth of the biofuel or bio-based chemical industries over the past 12 months.

Aircraft Technology Engineering and Maintenance (ATE&M) Awards

South African Airways Technical (SAAT) has been nominated for the annual Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Awards (ATE&M Awards) in the categories of Best Airframe MRO Provider and Best Line Maintenance Provider.

The prestigious Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance (ATE&M) Awards, now in their fifth year, are produced by MRO Network and are designed to recognise the achievement of organisations and individuals within the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) sector of the commercial aerospace aftermarket.

Held annually in May, alongside ap&m Europe, a global MRO procurement expo; where awards are presented in nine categories, including the Aircraft Technology Engineering and Maintenance Editor’s Award for Technology and Innovation, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

SAAT competes for this title in the global sphere and amongst several high-profile industry professionals such Lufthansa Technik, ST Aerospaceas, Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited – JorAMCo, SR Technics, and several more.

The next stage in these awards is a public vote, and SAAT customers, suppliers, and associates are able to vote athttp://www.atemawards.com/vote. Public voting closes on 31 March 2015.