On the 6th September 2017, during the RUBAA Business Aviation Forum in Moscow, an announcement was made regarding The 2nd Awards Ceremony for the Wings of Business, launched to celebrate the highest achievements in the field of business aviation. Wings of Business Awards were originally created by RUBAA Executive Director, Anna Serezhkina, and Mikhail Titov, Director General, Bizav Systems Ltd., once again the project partner for the awards.
The inaugural Wings of Business comprised 13 awards categories, announced at an exclusive reception at the Moscow Golf Club. What is awaiting the market leaders this year? How will the Awards be structured this year?
What is waiting for the most advanced market players this time? How will the nominations be structured and why? Anna and Mikhail answered these questions during the presentation.
Details of the Wings of Business awards categories are available at www.wingsaward.ru. Popular categories from last year that remain unchanged included best business aviation airline, best general aviation operator, best foreign business aviation airline, best maintenance company, best flight support company, best broker, best service company and best project of the year in business aviation of Russia.
What are the new categories?
To reflect the realities of the market, RUBAA has decided to revise some of the awards categories. Thus, catering for business aviation has received a separate category. Best infrastructure for business aviation / FBO is now split into two nominations, i.e. Russian Federal and regional cities. Business aviation aircraft will be evaluated not as “the best” but as “most popular” and split into three categories: light, mid-size and heavy jets. The Award for the contribution to the development of business aviation in Russia is new, and the winner will be selected by the RUBAA Board.
“The amendments have been carefully considered over a period of time and they make a lot of sense in today`s industry”, says Anna Serezhkina, RUBAA Executive Director.
Catering companies which are widely presented on the market will compete between themselves, and not with cleaning or air training service-providers. Airports not located in Moscow or St. Petersburg will still have a chance to win the prize without competing with major airports. This development will create an opportunity to demonstrate our range of Russian infrastructure. We therefore invite everyone to apply for the awards.
Who decides the winners?
Winners of the 12 categories (except for the Russian business aviation award) will be specified b RUBAA Members.
How will the voting be executed?
On 11th September, the organization committee will start to accept applications. They will be published on the award website on 1st of November, when the first voting stage will start. This online voting will be open until 31st of January 2018.
Wings of Business Award – the long-term goal
The purpose of the award is to support and award those who represent the business aviation market in Russia at its best. Winners will benefit from the unparalleled profile and prestige that a Wings of Business Award brings. It is for this reason that it is essential that the selection of award winners id done by an independent, non-commercial organization, such as RUBAA.
Unlike other similar projects, Wings of Business Award does not promote any interests or advertise any service.
What should Award participants know about Wings of Business?
Anna Serezhkina and Mikhail Titov agree: “Taking the decision to participate it is very important, regardless of whether your company wins an award or not. The Russian business aviation industry is fairly young but can already be proud of its own success! All participants are an excellent reflection of the industry and everyone without exception is a winner. That is why we are keen to receive applications and of course look forward to seeing the guests on 16th February 2018 at Golden Palace in Moscow”.