The following programs have been nominated for the 2019 Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards. Finalists will be announced in early September, with winners to be named during the 2019 Program Excellence banquet. The banquet will be held Oct. 24 as part of the DefenseChain Conference at the Ritz-Carlton in McLean, Virginia.

OEM PRODUCTION - Joint Direct Attack Munition Program, Boeing; Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, Lockheed Martin; Rolling Airframe Missile, Raytheon; Night Vision Cueing Device, Elbit Systems of America; C2Core, Polaris Alpha-A Parsons Company; PGK GPS Guided Nose Kit, Northrop Grumman.

OEM SUSTAINMENT - Air Force Distributed Common Ground Station, Lockheed Martin; VC-25 Heavy Maintenance 18-8, Boeing; Air Operations Center Weapon System Sustainment, Raytheon; Common Laser Range Finder, Elbit Systems of America.

OEM System Design and Development - AN/ZPY-1 STARLite Small Tactical Radar-Lightweight, Northrop Grumman; E190-E2 Program Development, Embraer; AN/SQS-62 Variable Depth Sonar, Raytheon; Planet Dove Constellation, Planet; Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), Lockheed Martin; ZEUS Laser System, Parsons Corp.; Mission Enhanced Little Bird, Collins Aerospace; Firebird Product Development, Northrop Grumman; T-X, Boeing; Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle Prototype, Aurora Flight Sciences; SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

SPECIAL PROJECTS - F-22 Very High Frequency Communications Fix, Lockheed Martin; Parker Solar Probe Upper Stage, Northrop Grumman/United Launch Alliance; Pearl Flash, OG Systems-A Parsons Co.; Raven Claw, Raytheon; ecoDemonstrator Program, Boeing Commercial Aircraft; InSightPropulsion System, Aerojet Rocketdyne.

SUPPLIER SYSTEM DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT- C-5 Flight Management Systems Air Traffic Management System Upgrade, Honeywell Aerospace; Missile Defense Agency’s Threat Modeling Center, Northrop Grumman; Next Generation Jammer Pod, CPI Aerostructures; 777X Displays and Crew Alerting, Collins Aerospace.

SUPPLIER SYSTEM PRODUCT - Parker Solar Probe Solar Array Cooling System, Collins Aerospace; HondaJet Engine Inlet Assembly, CPI Aerostructures; F-35 Production Rate Ramp Up, Northrop Grumman.

SUPPLIER SUSTAINMENT - High Frequency Global Communications System, Collins Aerospace; C130 RAAF Jetwave, Honeywell Aerospace; F-16 HUD Value Engineering Upgrade, Elbit Systems of America.