Sapphire Pegasus Awards Presented In Prague

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The evening of Friday 8th April saw the spectacular inaugural presentation of the Sapphire Pegasus Awards. The awards dinner and presentation took place in the impressive Boscolo Hotel in Prague. The evening started with a champagne reception in the beautiful foyer of the Boscolo hotel. As guests took their seats for dinner they were treated to a special performance by Crystalle and her special dance performance titled WINGED- Thoughts on Flying.

The formal proceedings started with a series of welcome speeches by members of the Advisory Board, Fabio Gamba (EBAA) gave the opening address and was followed by Dagmar Grossmann (CEPA Expo) and Anna Serejkina (RUBAA). In his opening remarks Fabio Gamba, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association, commented “This initiative could not come at a better time as I believe that in these challenging times, it is important for us to also celebrate our successes. challenging times for the Business Aviation industry, the Sapphire Pegasus Awards are such a great initiative by Antonia Lukacinova and Media Tribune.”

He went on to say that “These awards are a tribute to the Business Aviation industry, especially in central and Eastern Europe, and it is with pleasure that the EBAA is involved with an event that recognises excellence in Business Aviation.” The evening was conducted throughout by London Toastmaster, Richard Birtchnell, and the Awards were presented by members of the Advisory Board.

The Award winners were as follows; I. Business Jet Operator – Meridian Air Company

II. Broker – Aircraft Broker – Colibri Aircraft

III. MRO Facility – Jet Aviation

IV. Handler/Service Provider/FBO – FBO Riga

V. Business Aviation Airport – London Farnborough Airport

VI. Innovation in Business Aviation – Vertis Aviation

VII. Lifetime Achievement – Brian Humphries

VIII. Business Aviation Journalist / Topic Coverage – Charles Alcock

IX. Outstanding Business Aviation Performance in Russia – Vnukovo 3

X. Woman in Aviation – Erica Da Veiga

XI. Charity Effort – UAS International Flight Support – Dubai, UAE

XII. Outstanding Integration of Social Media – BAA Training – Vilnius, Lithuania

XIII. Outstanding performance in CEE – Dagmar Grossmann

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