Nearly 500 luminaries packed the National Building Museum in Washington on March 1 for a sold-out presentation of Aviation Week’s annual Laureate Awards, continuing a tradition that goes back more than six decades. Editors from across the Aviation Week Network bestowed 26 previously announced awards in four categories: Commercial Aviation, Space, Defense and Business Aviation (AW&ST Feb. 12-25, p. 60). Then they revealed a “Grand Laureate” winner for each category. ...


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