Corporate Jet Investor shortlisted for three Aerospace Media Awards


Corporate Jet Investor has been shortlisted for three Aerospace Media Awards, ahead of the awards ceremony this Sunday, July 17th. The shortlisted entries are for The Best Digital Submission, The Best Business Aviation Submission and The Best Un-Manned Systems Submission.

Now in their 10th year, the Aerospace Media Awards aim to recognise the achievement of journalists and publishers who the judges consider have made a significant contribution to aerospace journalism and publishing.

In the category The Best Digital Submission, sponsored by McKinsey, Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) won a shortlisting for its new Semaphore service. Semaphore Intel uses Open-Source Intelligence (OSINTEL) to help aviation businesses quickly background check customers, suppliers and counterparties for possible flags and dangers to protect their business and reputation. Semaphore Intel is designed to help firms avoid fraudsters, criminals and organised crime by using its unique negative/adverse news database. The service enables subscribers to check individuals and companies before starting to work with them or use it to monitor existing customers.

In The Best Business Aviation Submission category, sponsored by Gulfsteam, CJI was shortlisted for an article published in Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly, The Way to Wall Street. This in-depth feature, based on exclusive interviews, charts the journey of Kenny Dichter’s Wheels Up from its launch in August 2013, with an order for 105 King Air 350is valued at $788m, to its listing on the New York Stock Exchange last year.

Along the way, we talk to Dichter, his colleagues and many industry partners. One source told us: “He [Dichter] is one of the most creative and clever marketing people I have ever met.”

CJI’s final shortlisting in this year’s awards is in the category The Best Un-Manned Systems Submission, sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. This listing was for another article published in Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly, Autonomy takes off. Autonomous technology promises to revolutionise not just aviation and passenger and cargo transport but also how and where we live and work.

Our investigation probed the views of seven leading industry insiders worldwide in a bid to separate the fact from the fiction about what progress has been made so far and when autonomous technology is likely to become available for personal transportation. The feature aims to build a picture of how autonomous aviation technology is working now and when it will deliver on promises to boost safety while cutting travel costs and carbon emissions. Along the way, we speak to manufacturers, investors, and aviation entrepreneurs to take the temperature of autonomous aviation.

Read more about our shortlisted entries in the Aerospace Media Awards below. Also register for your free copy of Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly here.

Meanwhile, the awards ceremony takes place in London on Sunday, July 17th. Wish us luck.

Aerospace Media Awards: Shortlisted in three categories