On the 16th of February 2018 in Moscow the II Wings of Business Award for the Highest Achievements in the Field of Business Aviation Ceremony will take place. The Award is established by the Russian United Business Aviation Association.
Each year RUBAA Board approves the regulation of the Award, which is published at the project web-site www.wingsaward.ru. The regulation, in particular, provides the list of nominations which will comprise the current competition.
Major categories are kept without changes, but some of them can be modified with consideration of experience of previous editions, market conjuncture, etc.
Thus, one of novelties of this year was improvement of the category “The Best Aircraft”: yet in April 2017 RUBAA Board took the decision to change its formulation. Now the “Most Popular Aircraft” will be chosen. Then, both for objectivity and in order to demonstrate the market capacity the nomination was split into three categories – light aircraft (up to 10 tons), mid-size aircraft (10 – 30 tons), heavy aircraft (over 30 tons).
Besides the received applications (and which are still accepted before the 31st of January 2018) there are published online profiles of “most popular” aircraft: exactly these jets made most of flights at Vnukovo airport in Moscow. Likewise in other nominations, the most popular aircraft will be specified by a total rate formed by 10% by online votes and by 90% by results of RUBAA Members personal voting. There will be three winners – one in each category.
Results will be announced at the II Wings of Business Award, tickets to the ceremony are already now available at www.wingsaward.ru.
Mikhail Titov, director general of Business Aviation Systems Ltd. and RUBAA Vice-president comments: “This is a very important category and a serious competition. We speak about one of the most important and deep sectors of the industry – business aircraft. Honestly, I am impatient myself to know the results as it can indicate many things, including market trends. That is why I once again invite everyone to take seriously the stage of personal voting and of course to attend the ceremony on the 16th of February 2018!”