Webbies 09 – The Winners

The Webbies 09 is all about celebrating the great and the brilliant in online and social media activities from established industry leaders and striving newcomers and everyone in between, in the aviation sector. We asked you to enter the Flightglobal Webbies or nominate your favourites in the eight aviation-related categories.

Our expert judging panel said they had to make some tough choices while sifting through the hundreds of quality entries to find the top three in each category based on the judging criteria. (follow the link and click on “categories”)  

The Webbies 2009 – Flightglobal Aviation Web Awards, follows on from the success of the Webbies 2008.

See below for the winners from 2009 plus the Flightglobal story – Webbies 2009 and judges comments…. 

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

  1. Meridiana Eurofly
  2. United Airlines 
  3. Hawaiian 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

  1. Amsterdam Schiphol
  2. DFW International
  3. Manchester Airport

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

  1. Things In The Sky
  2. SimpliFlying 
  3. AirPigz

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

  1. Northrop Grumman Facebook fan page
  2. Manchester Airport
  3. NYCAviation

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

  1. AirlineSim
  2. EmptyLegMarket
  3. SeatExpert  

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

  1. Eurofighter Typhoon
  2. Boeing
  3. Sikorsky

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

  1. BoardingArea
  2. F135 engine
  3. Spacevidcast

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

  1. NYCAviation
  2. Global Aviation Resource
  3. FlyerTalk

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