We are delighted to be launching the fourth annual Flightglobal Achievement Awards, our search for the most admired and inspiring individuals in the aviation and aerospace industry.
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.
|Last year’s winners (left to right) Alain Boullard (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses), Noël Bakhtian, Burt Rutan and Kevin Bredenbeck (Sikorsky)
Although most achievements in aviation come about because of great teamwork, sometimes involving teams of hundreds if not thousands of people, there have always been individuals who stand out as a result of their sheer talent, entrepreneurial drive, courage under pressure or leadership qualities.
The Flightglobal Achievement Awards are designed to recognise the contribution of the single human being – or small groups of individuals – to industry breakthroughs or great moments in aviation and the search has begun for 2012’s worthy winners.
This is your chance to nominate your heroes of the past 12 months in these four categories - Leader of the Year, Aviator of the Year, Innovator of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.
From your nominations we will draw up a shortlist, and following that you will have the chance to vote for the winners.
The deadline for nominations to recognise the great and good in aviation is 30 March 2012.
Making a nomination could not be easier. Simply fill in the nomination form, explaining the reasons behind your choice in no more than 300 words. Include any relevant web links.
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.