1. Business Aviation Airline
This category will include Russian airlines holding valid air operator certificates. An airline must have at least two business jet aircraft in its air operator certificate. In this context, a “business jet aircraft” means an aircraft manufactured in Russia or abroad which purpose is passenger transportation (between 4 and 25 persons) and which has a VIP passenger cabin. These aircraft are used on the basis of a non-gratuitous agreement and are operated for commercial purposes.
2. General Aviation Operator (International Participation)
This category will include Russian and foreign companies which provide professional management services for private jets of their customers under special national licenses or certificates.
3. Foreign Business Aviation Airline (international participation)
This category will include foreign commercial business aviation companies engaged in frequent international charter commercial flights to Russia from Europe or other continents and regions, usually per requests from Russian customers or brokers. Only those companies that fly under a three-letter code of a commercial airline can participate.
4. Business Aviation Operator — Helicopters (Passenger Transportation)
This category will include operators of VIP helicopters used for passenger transportation which hold air operator certificates.
5. Business Aviation Infrastructure (Terminals and Hangar Facilities)
This category will include specialised ground facilities that are used for handling of passengers and business aviation aircraft: FBO, business aviation terminals, hangar facilities, except for heliports.
6. Business Aviation Infrastructure — Heliports
Helicopter facilities and heliport pads that are used for handling of passengers and VIP helicopters, helicopter maintenance centres, aircraft storage infrastructure.
7. Ground Handling Company
This category will include organisations which provide any services related to handling of
business aviation flights at any Russian airport and which has no infrastructure of its own.
8. Maintenance Company (International Participation)
This category will include both Russian companies specialising in maintenance of business jets and holding the necessary certificates as per Russian Federal Aviation Regulations and foreign companies which are involved in maintenance of aircraft of Russian airlines and which have a standard approval from Russian aviation authorities.
9. Flight Support Company (International Participation)
This category will include companies rendering the following professional services to Russian and foreign airlines and businesses:
— landing permits or overflight permits approval with aviation authorities of different countries;
— flight planning;
— ground handling and fueling at landing airports through own representative offices or local agents;
— visa support to crews;
— arrangement of transfers, in-flight catering, hotel booking, and other services.
10. Broker Company
This category will include companies that are engaged in delivering certain aircraft as requested by their customers for certain flights. However, brokers usually use aircraft owned by third-party airlines.
11. Service Company in Business Aviation
This category will include Russian service community, including companies rendering the following services:
— cleaning and washing services directly onboard and offboard;
— training centres for training different specialists in business aviation;
— recruitment agencies offering services for selection and recruitment of specialists;
— IT companies offering business aviation software solutions;
— transfer companies.
12. Catering in Business Aviation
This segment is so developed that we decided to turn it into a separate category. High quality catering is an essential element that contributes to passenger comfort onboard. Professional catering companies will compete for the title of the best organisation in the market.
However, such activities are regulated by current legislation.
13. Project of the Year in Business Aviation (International Participation)
The best new project in any segment of business aviation (must be related to Russia) which was started, or opened, or was rapidly developing, or showed high growth in 2018, will be included
in this category. We want to emphasize that foreign companies can also compete in this category.
14. For Contribution to the Business Aviation Development in Russia
As part of the ceremony, RUBAA Board will award a company or an individual it believes to have significantly contributed to the development of business aviation in Russia. The winner in this category will be chosen by all members of RUBAA.