Airline Business is pleased to announce that the inaugural Airline Strategy Awards 2002 were presented on 21 July on the eve of the Farnborough air show. Details of the Award winners and the judging panel are given on the following pages.

The ceremony itself took place in the magnificent setting of the Great Hall at Lincoln's Inn, the ancient home of one of London's oldest legal communities. An invited audience of over 220 gathered to lend their support to the event, representing every aspect of the air transport community from airline chief executives to financial analysts, lawyers, academics, service providers and international media.

From the outset, the unique aim of these Awards has been to recognise strategic vision and leadership in the airline boardroom. This that drives the airline industry, but which too seldom takes its turn in the limelight.

Each of the six Awards categories represents a key boardroom function. Airline Business worked together with the Global Aviation Practice of Spencer Stuart, the leading executive search firm, to draw up a shortlist of those management teams and individuals that had shown true industry leadership over the previous 12 months. The final list of candidates reflected expert opinion canvassed from across the industry coupled with outside nominations from airlines themselves.

Final decisions were then taken by an independent panel of five judges, with unrivalled experience of leading and advising airline boardrooms.

The Airline Business Award was also presented by the magazine itself in recognition of a long-standing contribution to the industry. This went to Pierre Jeanniot, who stepped down in July after a decade leading IATA.

The Awards are designed to take place annually, with the next event pencilled in for Washington in 2003. For further details please visit the dedicated

Source: Airline Business