About Aviation Week's Laureate Awards

For over 60 years, Aviation Week's Laureate Awards have recognized the extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams in aviation, aerospace, and defense. Their accomplishments embody the spirit of exploration, innovation and vision that inspire others to strive for progress, change and leadership in aviation and aerospace.

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
  • Electronics/Avionics
  • Platforms

Business Aviation

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

The Aviation Week Heroism Award

The Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement

Tomorrow's Leaders – Four cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies will be selected to receive this award honoring young men and women who have chosen career paths in the armed forces

The 20 Twenties

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The Aviation Week Network along with our partner, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, will celebrate the accomplishments and drive of 20 science, technology, engineering and math students in their twenties. The honorees will be chosen from an international field of highly qualified individuals, based on their academic acumen, the value of their research and design projects, and their record for giving back to the broader community. The 20 Twenties will be honored at a luncheon on March 1 and recognized at the Laureate Awards Ceremony.