Flight Daily News continued its run of awards when editor Alan Peaford collected the prize for the Best Show Daily at the Royal Aeronautical Society's Aerospace Journalist of the Year awards at Le Meridien, Etoile on Saturday evening.

The award was for the Farnborough edition of the newspaper that carried the story of the tragic Concorde crash.

The team of 25 journalists produced a paper that told of the impact to the industry and predicted a new era of premium travel that would see airlines looking at business jets as an alternative for top-spending passengers. The paper also suggested that Concorde's grounding could be longer than the three days being predicted at the time and ran the headline: "Concorde: Is this the end?"

The edition has already scooped two major journalism awards from the UK's Communicators in Business association, having been voted the best "external" business newspaper, while the story itself won "best news story".

Accepting the award from Messier Dowty's Francois Roudier, Peaford said Flight Daily News could sometimes be unpopular with certain readers because "we try to tell it how it is" but also praised the industry's PR people for adapting to co-operate with the needs of the different daily papers.

Source: Flight Daily News