MOSCOW, Russia, 20 February 2017: on February the 17th the first Wings of Business Award ceremony took place the Moscow City Golf Club.
The market leaders, representatives of business and public bodies confirmed the high importance and top level of the event, underlining that the Wings of Business aim to be the major event of the year for the Russian Business Aviation.
The Award was introduced in 13 nominations for achievements and outstanding projects performed by participants during 2016. The Award laureates are:
- Aircompany “RusJet” in nomination “Business Aviation Airline”
- Aircompany Jet Story in nomination “Foreign Business Aviation Airline”
- Luxaviation in nomination “Aircraft Management”
- Vnukovo-3 / VIPPORT in nomination “Business Aviation Infrastructure”
- Sukhoi Civil Aircraft in nomination “Aircraft Manufacturer”
- ABS JETS in nomination “Maintenance Company – MRO”
- CCAS RusAero in nomination “Flight Support Company”
- Your Charter in nomination “Broker Company”
- BizAvNews in nomination “Media and Advertising in Business Aviation”
- Sky Food Vnukovo in nomination “Service Company”
- Jet Friends Club in nomination “Project of the Year”
- Streamline OPS in nomination “The Legendary Company”
- Igor Mudrik in nomination “The Legendary Person”
The winners were determined through a two stage voting – at Wings of Business website www.wingsaward.ru and by personal voting of RUBAA Members and Board. In total, over 60 companies from 9 countries applied for the award.
Mikhail Titov, RUBAA vice-president and the project inspirer noted: “The idea to set an award was not spontaneous. The Russian business aviation is a relevantly young industry, it has only 25 years, but during this period we have done a solid way and now, it is time to create chronicles of our achievements and to be proud of our success.
We have done a huge to job to prepare the Award, and I am delighted to see what a rush it created in the industry. I hope that next year we will see more participants in all nominations, both Russian and foreign.”
The Ceremony was conducted by Oxana Fedorova and Dmitry Kharatyan, who showed their knowledge of business aviation specifics. Unique Wings of Business statuettes awarding process was accompanied by a bright show: a faery laser show, fireworks, sand drawing with speaking of a small girl who loves aircraft. The final of the evening was highlighted by a concert of Valery Siutkin, the major aviator of the Russian stage.
The founder of the Wings of Business Award is the Russian United Business Aviation Association (RUBAA). The General Sponsor is Rietumu Banka. The official sponsor is Satcon Direct. The producer of the awarding ceremony is Bizav Systems Ltd. headed by Mikhail Titov.