The awards, now in their fourth year, celebrate and acknowledge individuals, teams and innovations at work in the aviation and aerospace industries. If you would like to reward those aviation professionals or teams that really stand out, this is your opportunity to cast your vote!

Go to our nominations page now and tell us who you think deserves to be rewarded in the following categories:

Leader of the Year: Awarded to the aviation or aerospace industry executive who has displayed exemplary business vision and inspirational leadership throughout the year, whether by steering a challenging project to fruition or by bringing together an exceptional team.

2011 Flightglobal Achievement Awards winners

Last year’s winners (left to right) Alain Boullard (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses), Noël Bakhtian, Burt Rutan and Kevin Bredenbeck (Sikorsky)

Aviator of the Year: This award will be presented to the individual or team that has done the most to advance the cause of safety and operational best practice in the field of aviation over the previous 12 months. Nominations may be for individuals, flight crews or support teams.

Innovator of the Year: This award recognises people, teams or companies that have demonstrated new technologies, products or even ways of doing business that have been developed or have come to market in the past year.

Lifetime Achievement Award: The person who has made an outstanding contribution to the industry or to the development of aviation.

In last year’s awards, which culminated in a ceremony at the 2011 Dubai Airshow, Emirates president Tim Clark, BEA AF447 investigation team, Sikorsky’s X2 pilot Kevin Bredenbeck and airline pioneer Burt Rutan were named the Leader, Innovator, Aviator and Lifetime Achievement award-winners respectively.

The deadline for nominations to recognise the great and good in aviation is 30 March 2012. A shortlist of finalists will result from this round of voting, and you will then have the chance to cast your vote again to decide the winners.

Making your choice could not be easier. Simply fill in the nomination form, explaining the reasons behind your choice in no more than 300 words. Please include any relevant web links.

Once again, the Boeing Company, in association with Flightglobal, is proud to sponsor the Engineering Student of the Year Award, which recognises the outstanding talent of tomorrow – both at graduate and undergraduate levels.

For the first time, as well as the overall award, a special prize will be presented to the best undergraduate submission, giving global recognition to those working on their first degree. Students may nominate themselves or be nominated by their professors.

  • View the criteria and enter here.