“These winners, selected by Aviation Week Network editors who reviewed dozens of nominations, embody the spirit of exploration, innovation and vision that will inspire others to strive for broad-reaching progress in aviation, aerospace and defense,” said Aviation Week & Space Technology Editor-in-Chief Joseph C. Anselmo. “We look forward to honoring them all, and announcing the Grand Laureate winners in March.”
The award categories are Business Aviation, Commercial Aviation, Defense and Space. In addition, Aviation Week will bestow the Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement. Four cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies will be recognized as Tomorrow’s Leaders, honoring young men and women who have chosen career paths in the armed forces.
In addition to the Laureate Awards, Aviation Week will recognize the “20 Twenties” in partnership with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This program recognizes the accomplishments and drive of 20 science, technology, engineering and mathematics students in their 20s and currently enrolled in a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree program.
Propulsion – Reaction Engines
Reaction Engines has demonstrated its pre-cooler at temperatures representative of hypersonic speeds, a critical milestone towards development of its air-breathing rocket engine.