|Covid-19|1994 L. Welch Pogue, former Chairman, U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board and delegate to 1944 Chicago Convention.
1995 Henri Wassenbergh, aviation scholar
1996 Adm. Donald Engen, former Director, National Air and Space Museum
1997 Alfred E. Kahn, former Chairman, U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board
1998 John E. Robson, former Chairman, U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board
1999 Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation
2000 Robert T. Francis II, former Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board (U.S.)
2001 John Kern, Vice President, Regulatory Compliance and Chief Safety Officer, Northwest Airlines (retired)
2002 Delford M. Smith, Founder and Chairman, Evergreen International Aviation
2003 Jürgen Weber, Chairman and CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG
2004 Robert Crandall, Chairman and CEO, American Airlines (retired)
2005 Herb Kelleher, Chairman and CEO, Southwest Airlines (retired)
2006 Jeffrey N. Shane, Under Secretary of Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation
2007 Professor Brian O'Keeffe, Australia, father of the Future Air Navigation System (FANS)
2008 Helen Muir, Director, Cranfield Institute for Safety, Risk and Reliability
2009 (not awarded)
2010 (not awarded)
2011 Giovanni Bisignani, Director General and CEO, International Air Transport Association (IATA)
2012 John Byerly, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs
2013 Andrew B. Steinberg, Partner, Jones Day
2014Margaret Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration.
2015 Paul Mifsud, KLM
L. Welch Pogue Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Wikipedia
The L. Welch Pogue Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation was created by Aviation Week & Space Technology to be presented to an individual who is "considered a visionary and a preeminent leader of contemporary aviation."
In 2011, the International Aviation Club of Washington, D.C., and the Jones Day law firm partnered with Aviation Week to present the award.