Voting is now open for the 2012 Flightglobal Achievement Awards, and the shortlist is as strong as ever.
From your nominations we found the best that this industry has to offer, and now you have the chance to vote for your favourites and the winners will be presented with the award during the Farnborough air show.
This is a fantastic opportunity to vote for your aviation heroes, those people that stand out because of their contribution to aviation in any of these three categories - Leader of the Year, Aviator of the Year and Innovator of the Year . The Lifetime Achievement Award will be chosen by a select group from Flightglobal and announced at the event.
Last year at a ceremony in Dubai, legendary aircraft designer and founder of Scaled Composites Burt Rutan won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on numerous groundbreaking aircraft, most notably SpaceShipOne - the first, and to this day only privately-funded manned aircraft to escape the Earth's atmosphere.
Once again, as part of the Awards, we will also be naming the Boeing Engineering Student of the Year. Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by their professors. View the criteria and enter here.