Person of the Year: Angela Merkel #AvMRO


Who would you have picked for the 2013 Aviation Week & Space Technology Person of the Year? The choice is not based on a popularity contest, but rather tries to identify the person who had a most influence on the aviation industry. 

We picked Angela Merkel, the German chancellor who ultimately stopped the merger of EADS and BAE Systems. She also pushed through a German state ownership in EADS to balance Germany's stake with France's. 

Here is Jens Flottau's Person of the Year article, which runs in the Jan. 14 issue of AW&ST.

If you're curious about who the previous Person of the Year are, look here.

So, would you have picked Angela Merkel? If not, who would you have selected?

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