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Finalists Of 56th Annual Aviation Week Laureate Awards Announced

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week recently announced the finalists for the 2013 Laureate Awards, which celebrate the extraordinary achievements by individuals and teams in the aviation, aerospace and defense communities. Laureates will be presented to winners in each category at a black-tie banquet in Washington, D.C., on March 7, 2013.  The following Laureate honorees were judged to have significantly advanced aerospace/aviation commerce and technology in 2012:

  • Aeronautics/Propulsion:
    • Chinese Air Force
    • Eurocopter X-3 Team
    • Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus
    • Speed Agile-Powered Lift System Concept Demonstration Team
    • Art Thompson, Project Leader, Red Bull Stratos Project
  • Business/General Aviation:
    • Walter Fricke, AirBoss, Veterans Airlift Command
    • Ron Henriksen, Chairman and CEO, LOGIX Communications
    • Sen. James Inhofe
  • Commercial Air Transport:
    • Sen. James Inhofe
    • Richard Anderson, Chairman and CEO, Delta Air Lines
    • Alex Cruz, Chief Executive, Vueling Airlines
    • Mark Dunkerley, Chief Executive, Hawaiian Airlines
    • Shinichiro Ito, Chief Executive, All Nippon Airways
    • Rusdi Kirana, President and founder, Lion Air Group
  • Defense:
    • Blue Devil ISR team
    • Foxhound Light Patrol Vehicle team
    • K-Max VTOL team
    • Meteor development and test team
    • Scorpion Helmet-Mounted Integrated Targeting System team
  • Information Technology/Electronics:
    • Air Force Maj. Gen. (ret) Itzik Ben-Israel, head of Israel's space agency
    • Port Authority of NY-NJ, Honeywell, FAA Ground-Based Augmentation System team
    • Rockwell Collins Head-up Guidance System team
    • Ray Zanoni, principle engineering manager, Rockwell Collins
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO):
    • Ray Zanoni, principle engineering manager, Rockwell Collins
    • Boeing/Corpus Christi Army Depot team
    • Allan Butterfield, Vice President, Maintenance & Engineering, Air Canada
    • Louis J. Mancini, Senior Vice President, Commercial Aviation Services, Boeing
    • Millville Modification Center team
  • Space:
    • Curiosity Mars rover
    • Elon Musk, Chief Executive, Space Exploration Technologies
    • Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace
    • Operationally Responsive Space-1 Satellite Team
  • Workforce:
    • Marion Blakey, President and CEO, Aerospace Industries Association, and Susan Lavrakas, Director, Workforce, AIA
    • Ralph Coppola, Director, Worldwide Education Parametric Technology Corp.
    • William Possel, Director of Mission Operations & Data Systems, Laboratory of Atmospheric & Space Physics University of Colorado, Boulder  


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