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L. Welch Pogue Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation

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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.

Recipients of the L. Welch Pogue Award

  • 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
  • References

    L. Welch Pogue Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Wikipedia


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