The International Yacht & Aviation Awards has released shortlists for six categories covering six different aspects of aviation design and completion work, four of which focus on private aircraft. Voting for the 2020 awards will be open online through September 2, with the winners due to be announced by September 7.
There are two categories covering private jet design. In the small and medium class, the HondaJet is nominated alongside Embraer’s “Bossa Nova: Dark is the New Light” design for the Phenom 300E, the Thermidor exterior livery developed by the Happy Design studio for Olivier Dassault’s Falcon jet, and Eviation Aircraft’s Alice electric aircraft prototype. In the large jet section, Gulfstream’s new G700 is going up against the rival Dassault Falcon 6X, Bombardier’s Global 6500, and a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) completed by Boeing and Altea for the Dutch government.
The BBJ, Global 6500, and Falcon 6X are also going head-to-head in the interior design/VIP completion category, as is the Phenom 300E Bossa Nova design. The following entries are competing in the awards’ private jet design concept section: Greenpoint’s Affinity sustainable widebody interior; the DBJ business jet concept by Fancy by Dada; Embraer’s Praeterra interior for the Praetor 600; the “Progressiveness Meets Transparency” concept from Aero-Dienst Interior Solutions; Jet Aviation’s Empire and Shaheen concepts; a BBJ Max 7 project by Massari Design; Lie Alonso’s Essaouira design for an Embraer Lineage 1000E; Winch Design’s Yoga Concept for BBJs and Airbus Corporate Jets; and Happy Design Studio’s Easy Rider exterior livery.
The awards also include two cabin design categories covering interiors for commercial airliners. There are also 14 separate categories for different aspects of yacht design. According to organizers, applications for the 2021 awards will open soon.