Air Transport World, a Penton Media publication, is pleased to announce that senior editor and Asia/Pacific bureau chief Geoffrey Thomas has been honored with the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Award (AJOYA). Thomas was also presented with the Award for the Best Strategy or Financial Submission for his article on the US airline deregulation experience, “Deregulation’s Mixed Legacy,” which appeared in the August 2008 edition of ATW.
The RAeS World Leadership Forum international Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards are considered to be the world’s most important awards for aviation writers and broadcasters. The awards ceremony took place at Le Meridien Etoile, Paris on the evening of June 14. Judging is done by aerospace journalists and those directly involved in aviation and aerospace.
“We are thrilled that Geoff has been recognized by his peers for his outstanding work, and we congratulate him on his selection as Aerospace Journalist of the Year,” said ATW editorial director and associate publisher Perry Flint. “With his broad interests and deep knowledge of aviation history and lore, Geoff has brought a new dimension to our reporting and coverage of the airline industry. His keen insights and analysis on topics ranging from airline safety, the environment, and aircraft technology have made him a key part of the ATW team.”