Finalists of the 58th Annual Laureate Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena, have been announced. The awards will be presented on 5/March/2015 at the National Building Museum in Washington DC, by Aviation Week.
"Since their debut in the 1950s, Aviation Week's Laureate Awards have shined a spotlight on the industry's greatest innovators and achievers," said Aviation Week & Space Technology Editor-in-Chief Joseph C. Anselmo. "We recognize both the finalists and the winners for their vision and for inspiring others to strive for progress."
In the Civil Aviation category the finalists are:
· Boeing 787-9 program, for the first application of drag-reducing hybrid laminar flow control in a production commercial airliner.
· Mitre Corp., for the Houston metroplex airspace redesign, in collaboration with the FAA, NATCA and other stakeholders.
· Southwest Airlines Chairman, President and CEO Gary Kelly, for AirTran integration and moves to grow business traffic and international expansion.
· Airbus A350 program head Didier Evrard, for rigorous execution of the certification program for the new widebody airliner.
Based on the press release “Penton's Aviation Week Announces Finalists of 58th Annual Laureate Awards, Honoring Outstanding Achievements in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense.”