Corporate Jet Investor in line for six of the best (media awards)


Corporate Jet Investor has been shorted listed in six categories for the prestigious 2020 Aerospace Media Awards.

“The Aerospace Media Awards have been created to honour individuals and publishers who have made a significant contribution to aerospace publishing,” according to the organiser.

Launched in 2012, this year’s awards attracted nearly 400 entries from publishers and journalists worldwide. The nominations are judged by an independent panel of judges who are either former journalists or communications executives.

Corporate Jet Investor was short listed in six categories – two of which recognise the achievements of the publication and four which honour individual contributions.

The first short listing is for Corporate Jet Investor’s digital portfolio in the category Best Digital Submission, sponsored by Collins Aerospace. This entry covers the digital version of Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly, which follows the publication of the physical journal.

Best Publication Award

Corporate Jet Investor was also one of six titles listed for the Best Publication Award.

In the individual categories, Corporate Jet Investor’s co-founder and editor-in-chief Alasdair Whyte was shortlisted in four sections and Yuvan Kumar, currently editor Private Art Investor, was shorted listed in one category.

Both were short listed in the category Best In-depth Aviation Submission for their joint feature ‘Oh! Cocaina!’ published in Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly Q2 2019. This feature told the story of one of the largest aviation drug busts in the UK, when a business jet was intercepted by UK Border Force officials at Farnborough Airport

Whyte was also selected in the category Best Aerospace & Defence Business Submission, sponsored by L3Harris. This was for his article ‘How competitive is business jet manufacturing?’ published in Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly.

A third short listing followed in the Best Business Aviation Submission, sponsored by Gulfstream. This was for his article ‘I want everyone to be passionate about coming to work’ published in Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly Q4 2019. This article profiled Ron Draper, ahead of the first anniversary of his appointment as CEO of Textron Aviation. Read the latest edition of Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly here.

Best Reporter of the Year

The final listing, in a field of six, was for Best Reporter of the Year, sponsored by Dassault Aviation. Read all Corporate Jet Investor’s short listings below and the full short list of the 2020 Aerospace Media Awards here.

The awards presentation alternates between London and Paris and this year was due to be staged in London on 20th June 2021. But due to the restrictions in place for Covid-19, this year’s awards dinner will be replaced by an online awards presentation. which will be premiered during the week of July 20th.

Meanwhile, in March 2020 Corporate Jet Investor’s publisher, Specialist Insight, received a commemorative bowl in recognition of its Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2019.


Corporate Jet Investor’s six of the best category short listings in the Aerospace Media Awards


  1. Best Digital Submission – sponsored by Collins Aerospace
  • Corporate Jet Investor – Digital portfolio


  1. Best Aerospace & Defence Business Submission – sponsored by L3Harris
  • Alasdair Whyte, How competitive is business jet manufacturing? Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly


  1. Best Business Aviation Submission – sponsored by Gulfstream
  • Alasdair Whyte, I want everyone to be passionate about coming to work Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly


  1. Best Publication
  • Corporate Jet Investor


  1. Best In-depth Aviation Submission
  • Yuvan Kumar and Alasdair Whyte – Oh! Cocaina!

Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly


  1. Best Reporter of the Year – sponsored by Dassault Aviation
  • Alasdair Whyte


Read the full list of shortlisted candidates here.