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Aviation Week has announced the winners of the 61st Annual Laureate

Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena. The winners of the 2018 Laureate Awards will be honored on March 1, 2018 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. During the event, a Grand Laureate in each of the four categories will be named among the winners.

“These winners, selected by Aviation Week Network editors who reviewed dozens of nominations, embody the spirit of exploration, innovation and vision that will inspire others to strive for broad-reaching progress in aviation, aerospace and defense,” said Aviation Week & Space Technology Editor-in-Chief Joseph C. Anselmo. “We look forward to honoring them all, and announcing the Grand Laureate winners on March 1.”

The award categories are Business Aviation, Commercial, Defense and Space. In addition, Aviation Week & Space Technology will bestow two Philip J. Klass Awards for Lifetime Achievement. Four cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies will be recognized as Tomorrow’s Leaders, honoring young men and women who have chosen career paths in the armed forces.

In addition to the Laureates Awards, Aviation Week & Space Technology will host a luncheon early in the day, honoring the “20 Twenties” in partnership with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  This program recognizes the accomplishments and drive of 20 science, technology, engineering and math students in their twenties and currently enrolled in a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree program and will be recognized at the event.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President and CEO, Flight Safety International, Iron Gate AFA Member Bruce Whitman is being honored for providing clear direction, support and management for his aviation training and simulator manufacturing company for over 50 years and by doing so helping to ensure the safety of thousands of aircrews and passengers every day.