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About the Sapphire Pegasus Awards

honoring the Best in Business Aviation

The Sapphire Pegasus Awards

Sapphire Pegasus, International Business Aviation Awards – Celebrating Business Excellence

The Sapphire Pegasus Awards are a unique series of International Business Aviation Awards, they are given for the outstanding performance by companies or individuals in the business aviation sector. The Finalists are nominated by companies, individuals or by themselves. The entries are selected and judged by an Advisory Board, which represents business aviation professionals from different sectors of the industry. The Sapphire Pegasus Awards are for outstanding performance of companies, teams and business individuals from the EMEA region and Russia. The Sapphire Pegasus Awards are presented during a prestigious Gala dinner which will be held in Prague.

The Sapphire Pegasus Awards for 2016 will be on April 28, 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic.


The categories for the Sapphire Pegasus Awards have been created to recognise many sectors of the Business Aviation industry and reward business excellence. The categories are for companies and individuals, each category highlights outstanding performance in a different sector. Nominees can be awarded in following categories:

  1. Business Jet Operator
  2. Broker – aircraft broker, charter broker etc
  3. Handler/ Service Provider/FBO
  4. Business Aviation Airport
  5. Outstanding Business Aviation Performance in Russia
  6. Innovation in Business Aviation
  7. Charity/Relief Effort
  8. Outstanding Integration of “Social Media”
  9. Business Aviation Journalist/Topic Coverage
  10. Lifetime Achievement
  11. Woman in Aviation
  12. Young Talent/Start Up

Nomination process

The nomination procedure is completely open, anyone can nominate a company or individual they feel is worthy of nomination. Alternatively companies or individuals can make a self nomination. Nominations can be made by the following procedures:


fill in an application form and nomination letter

Via Email

Email to info@spbaa.com – Download the Nomination form here
Include Nomination letter (this should include an explanation and reasons for
nominatiting person/company) and a personal bio (if nominating a person) or corporate profile (if nominating a company)

How to vote

Companies or individuals can vote:
1. online on our web at www.spbaa.com or
2. via email to send us short email with all relevant details of nominee mentioning category to info@spbaa.com

Judging process

The judging process will be conducted in the following way – 40 % allocated by votes and 60% by the Advisory Board, so it is important that you vote as every vote will count.

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of a team of business aviation experts from different parts of industry and will have the final word on the selection of companies or individuals for the Awards.

Prior to the Awards Ceremony Event, finalists (excluding finalists for categories Lifetime Achievement, Woman in Aviation, Business Aviation Journalist/ Topic coverage and Charity Effort) are invited to come to Prague to make a presentation of their achievements or accomplishments in person.


All information will be treated in the strictest confidentiality and will only be circulated amongst the judges. Entries are judged on merit only, with no reference to external considerations.

The nominating for the Sapphire Pegasus Awards for 2016 will be open from November 1st 2016. The closing date for entries is the 5th of March.. Please note this date is final and will not be extended. We urge you to take immediate action and submit your nominations. Please, use this opportunity to ensure that the most excellent performing companies and individuals become potential Award winners.

When appropriate or necessary, site visits may be made by selected members of the Advisory Board in early April 2017. All nominees will be informed by letter/email as to whether or not they are through to the final stage of the process. Therefore, nominees are requested to keep any site visits, if applicable, confidential until this letter/email has been received.