Webbies 09 – The Shortlist

The Webbies 2009 – Flightglobal Aviation Web Awards, follows the success of last year’s Webbies 2008, and for the second year in a row, the online aviation community entered and nominated their favourite websites.

We were looking for established industry leaders and striving newcomers, to celebrate and acknowledge the best and brightest aviation websites and online activities the Internet has to offer.

You entered and nominated your favourites in eight aviation-related categories, including two new categories and sifting through the hundreds of quality entries, here is the much anticipated shortlist.

Best Airline: Judged by Airline Business Editor Mark Pilling and Sergio Mello, Founder and CEO at SATISFLY

  • United Airlines
  • Edelweiss Air
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Meridiana Eurofly
  • Mexicana Airlines
  • Scandinavian Airlines

Best Airport: Judged by aviation and aerospace editor and consultant at Independent and former Executive Editor, Flightglobal, Kieran Daly and Director of Business Relations at EAA, Jeff Kaufman

  • DFW International
  • Reno-Tahoe International
  • Manchester Airport
  • Amsterdam Schiphol
  • Frankfurt International

Best Blog: Judged by Reed Business Information’s head of Blogging, Adam Tinworth and Vice President Cabin Design Office at Airbus, Jonathan Norris

  • Things In The Sky
  • Airboy
  • AirPigz
  • GreenAir Online
  • Randy’s Blog
  • SimpliFlying

Best Use of Social Media: Judged by online strategist and publishing industry executive Jim Muttram and Senior Consultant at Aerospace eBusiness, Ludo van Vooren

  • NYCAviation
  • Aviation Training Directory
  • Enviro Aero
  • Manchester Airport
  • Northrop Grumman’s Facebook page

Best Online Innvoation: Judged by Jon Ostrower, Flightglobal’s FlightBlogger and Kevin O’Toole, Flightglobal’s Director of Strategy

  • SeatExpert
  • AirlineSim
  • Aviation Training Directory
  • Avsoft Systems Simulations
  • EmptyLegMarket
  • SatisFly

Best Aerospace Manufacturer: Judged by Flight International’s Deputy Editor, Max Kingsley-Jones and Aerocomm Ltd CEO and President of the British Association of Communicators in Business, Alan Peaford

  • F135Engine
  • Eurofighter Typhoon
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Bombardier
  • Boeing
  • Sikorsky

Best New Website: Judged by Flightglobal Editor Michael Targett and Founder of IAG’s AviationPodcasts.com, Addison Schonland

  • AirlineSim
  • BoardingArea
  • F135 engine
  • Leading Edge Aviation
  • SimpliFlying
  • Spacevidcast

Best Enthusiast Site: Judged by Flightglobal’s Deputy Editor, Stuart Clarke and author of Cranky Flier blog, Brett Snyder

  • NYCAviation
  • AirlineSim
  • CheckSix
  • Flight Safety Foundation
  • FlyerTalk
  • Global Aviation Resource

The top three in each category will be announced during the first week of February. Good luck!

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2 Responses to Webbies 09 – The Shortlist

  1. Carissa Kwan 28 January, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Northrop Grumman is honored to be on the short list. Good luck to everyone!

  2. Chris A 30 January, 2010 at 1:36 pm #

    GO Northrop Grumman!

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