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Aeronautics & Propulsion

  • Jaiwon Shin, Associate Administrator for Aeronautics, NASA
  • AgustaWestland Project Zero
  • U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman X-47B
  • F-35B Integrated Flight and Propulsion Control

Avionics & Systems

  • Airbus’s Runway Overrun Protection System
  • Northrop Grumman’s Guardian Directional Infrared Countermeasures
  • RTCA Special Committee 213
  • U.S. Naval Air Systems Command’s Future Airborne Capability Environment

Business & General Aviation

  • Mason Holland, Chairman and CEO, Eclipse Aerospace
  • Bradley Mottier, GE Aviation
  • Kenn Ricci, Principal, Directional Aviation Capital

Commercial Air Transport

  • Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas
  • Bjorn Kjos, CEO, Norwegian Air Shuttle
  • Willie Walsh, CEO, International Airlines Group
  • FAA Wake Turbulence Program

Defense

  • French Defense armaments agency DGA /Dassault Aviation Neuron
  • Northrop Grumman’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node
  • Saab Gripen Demo Program
  • U.S Missile Defense Agency

Space

  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, former Chairman and CEO of Arianespace
  • China Manned Space Agency
  • Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares/Cygnus Commercial Cargo
  • U.S. Air Force/United Launch Alliance, LLC

The Philip J. Klass Awards for Lifetime Achievement

  • Harold Rosen, communications satellite pioneer
  • Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman, Bombardier

Aviation Week Heroism Award

  • Royal Canadian Air Force Rescue 912 Crew