Aviation Week’s 61st Annual Laureate Awards
March 1, 2018 | National Building Museum | Washington, DC

Since its inception, Aviation Week’s Laureate Awards have honored extraordinary achievements in aerospace. Innovators that represent the values and vision of the global aerospace community have changed the way people work, and move through the world.

Aviation Week continues to recognize the very best accomplishments in the four pillars of our industry: Defense, Commercial, Space and Business Aviation. Innovation is achieved through the groundbreaking vision and dedication of each industry segment.

2017 Winners

Robert Withers: Business Aviation Wheels Up

Business Aviation
Wheels Up

Robert Withers
MRO

MRO
Lufthansa Technik

Defense

Defense
DARPA, Naval Air Systems Command and Lockheed Martin

Innovation

Innovation
Jaiwon Shin

NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics
Civil

Civil
Bombardier

Space

Space
Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos
Technology

Technology
BAE Systems and Gulfstream

Heroism

Heroism
The Kenn Borek Air crews

Bolden: Lifetime

THE PHILIP J. KLASS AWARD for Lifetime Achievement
Maj. Gen. Charles Frank Bolden, Jr.

(USMC-Ret.)
Tracy: Lifetime

THE PHILIP J. KLASS AWARD for Lifetime Achievement
John Tracy

Following this industry’s spirit of innovation, the 2018 Laureate Awards are evolving to allow us to better recognize achievement in every corner of Aviation and Aerospace.

The 2018 Laureates will recognize leaders in the categories below. One winner that embodies the trailblazing spirit of innovation and transformation will be awarded in each of the four pillars at the awards ceremony at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC on March 1, 2018.

Defense

  • Electronics/Avionics
  • Weapons Platforms
  • Leadership
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Safety
  • Operations
  • Propulsion
  • Supplier Innovation
  • Unmanned Systems
  • Best New Product
  • MRO

Commercial

  • Airline Strategy
  • Electronics/Avionics
  • Leadership
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Safety
  • Operations
  • Propulsion
  • Supplier Innovation
  • Best New Product
  • MRO
  • Platforms
  • Unmanned Systems

Space

  • Space Science
  • Launchers
  • Leadership
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Safety
  • Operations
  • Propulsion
  • Supplier Innovation
  • Best New Product
  • Electronic/Avionics
  • Platforms

Business Aviation

  • Electronics/Avionics
  • Leadership
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Best New Product
  • MRO
  • Platforms
  • Safety
  • Operations
  • Propulsion
  • Supplier Innovation
  • Customer Service

Interested in a nomination or sponsorship opportunity? Contact events@aviationweek.com