The new Sapphire Pegasus Business Aviation Awards will be presented for the first time at an event in the Czech capital Prague on April 8. According to organizer Media Tribune, the awards attracted 87 nominations for the following categories: business jet operator, business aviation airport, lifetime achievement, woman in aviation, aircraft or charter broker, MRO facility, handler/FBO, innovation in business aviation, outstanding business aviation performance in Russia, business aviation journalist, innovation in business aviation, integration of social media and charity effort.

Award winners will be chosen through a process based on open voting (counting for 40 percent of scores) and the opinions of an advisory board of industry professionals and journalists (60 percent), including the following: European Business Aviation Association CEO Fabio Gamba, Russian United Business Aviation Association executive director Anna Serejkina, Central Europe Private Aviation chief executive Dagmar Grossmann, ABS Jets CEO Vladimir Petak, Media Tribune CEO Antonia Lukacinova, consultant and editor Bud Slabbaert, editor Elizabeth Moscrop, and Aerospace Media Dinner organizer Peter Bradfield.

by Charles Alcock
Source: AINonline