The Aviation Week Network captured five awards at Sunday’s Aerospace Media Dinner at the Aero Club in Paris, including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Aviation Week & Space Technology’s former editor-in-chief, David North.

The award for Best Military submission went to Aviation Week & Space Technology’s Amy Butler, Guy Norris and Bill Sweetman for their reporting on the F135 engine fire that forced the grounding of the F-35 last summer.

North’s career at Aviation Week spanned 28 years. During his tenure he led the magazine’s coverage of the dramatic post-Cold War consolidation of the aerospace industry, the rise of Airbus, the debut of regional jets, Boeing's acquisition of McDonnell Douglas, a tragic space shuttle accident and the second Gulf War. He retired in 2004 but still occasionally writes for Aviation Week.

Business & Commercial Aviation senior editor Fred George picked up the award for Best Business Aviation submission for his in-depth analysis on the Learjet 85 after Bombardier announced a pause in the program earlier this year. 

The Flight Safety Foundation Cecil A. Brownlow Publication Award went to Aviation Week & Space Technology’s John Croft and Sean Broderick for their detailed report on new approaches to aviation safety.

In addition, Robert Moorman won runner-up for Best In-Depth Feature for his article on North American airline unions, published in Air Transport World.

Commenting on the awards, Greg Hamilton, president of the Aviation Week Network, said: “The excellent journalism produced by this team makes us all very proud. We have a long history of award-winning coverage of this industry."