The BCA Readership Awards is a unique awards event that honors those recognized by the wider business aviation community as making a significant difference in our industry.  The editors of BCA have taken the judging to the owners and operators, suppliers and associations, and others whose livelihood depend on successful leadership and innovation, to power the thriving world of business aviation. 

For 60 years, BCA has been the most trusted source of editorial on the global business aviation marketplace.  The BCA Readership Awards recognizes leaders in business aviation that have demonstrated exceptional performance and advanced the business aviation industry.    

2018 BCA Readership Awards Categories

Business Aviation

Leadership of the Year

NBAA and the

Business Avaition Community


Business Aviation

Volunteer of the Year

David S. Ryan

Director, Flight Operations

MI Aviation Holdings

NBAA Safety Committee


Best New

Business Aviation Product

Foreflight LLC


U.S. Charter

Operator of the Year

Wheels Up


Best New Training

System or Curriculum

FlightSafety International

Gulfstream G650 Program


Best Training Facility

FlightSafety International

Savannah Learning Center


International Operations Award

Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.


Aircraft Superstar

Gulfstream G650


Drone Manufacturer

of the Year



Outstanding Airframe

Support Award

Gulfstream Aerospace


Avionics Innovation Award

Garmin International


Business Aviation

Cabin Connectivity Award



ADS-B Bravo Award

Garmin International