Aviation Week held its 52nd Annual Laureate Awards dinner in Washington Tuesday night to recognize industry leaders in seven categories who represented leadership, innovation, operational skill and heroism in 2008. The Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement went to Alan Boyd for his years of service helping to shape U.S. aviation policy. He helped draft legislation to establish a new Dept. of Transportation, and was appointed as the first secretary. He also chaired the Civil ...


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