The Aerospace Media Awards

Due to the restrictions in place because of the Corona virus the 2020 Aerospace Media Awards will be presented in a digital format which will be available to view online - watch this space for more details


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Celebrating Excellence in Aerospace Journalism and Publishing


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contact -  Peter Bradfield

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Listen to the podcasts about the Aerospace Media Awards -


Click here to hear the 2018 podcast Featuring Adam Konowe and Peter Bradfield -


The 2017 podcast featuring Fred MacAulay, Adam Konowe and Peter Bradfield click on the link to listen -


Thanks to Adam Konowe and the Press Club for the podcasts

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The Aerospace Media Awards and Dinner

The Aerospace Media Dinner is an annual awards dinner celebrating excellence in aerospace journalism and publishing.

Founded in 2012 the Awards take place in London or Paris on the eve of the Farnborough and Paris Airshows, respectively.

Awards are presented to journalists and publications that have been judged to be the best in their category.

The Aerospace Media Dinner has become the aviation media networking event and consistently delivers an evening of superb hospitality and entertainment.

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The shortlisted finalists for the 2020 Aerospace Media Awards are announced. The award winners will be revealed during a presentation that will be premiered online during the week of 20th July


The 2020 Aerospace Media Awards – shortlisted finalists


Best Young Journalist - sponsored by NAMMO

Cat Hofacker - Aerospace America

Lee Hudson - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Tim Martin - Shephard Media

Oriana Pawlyk –

Garrett Reim - FlightGlobal

Gordon Smith - Key Publishing


Best Propulsion Submission

Thierry Dubois - Propeller Manufacturers Aim For Technology Improvements - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Charles Forrester - Executive overview - Jane’s Aero-engines

Gareth Jennings - DoD begins preparing helicopter fleets for ITEP Engine - International Defence Review

Tim Robinson - High time for hydrogen – AEROSPACE

Murali Sundaram – Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels – BizAvIndia

Dave Unwin - Fossils Fuels, Electric Aircraft & Ion Drives - Air International


Best Un-manned Systems Submission

Kelsey D. Atherton - Stealthy no more? Can the Army secure an American-made quadcopter? - C4ISRNET

Angus Batey – Regulatory Uncertainty Roils UK Drone-threat Response - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Lindsay Bjerregaard - Automakers Drive Change in UAM - Inside MRO magazine

Sam Cranny-Evans - Eyes in the sky - Jane's International Defence Review

Charles Forrester - Unmanned Gulf - Jane’s Defence Weekly.

Pat Host - Control regime: US seeks to ease UAV export restrictions - Jane's International Defence Review


Best Image - sponsored by Dassault Aviation

Anthony Bolante - Global scope of the Boeing 737 Max grounding in 11 tails - Puget Sound Business Journal

Steve Bridgewater - Spit Fire - Aircraft of the RAF

Benoit Denet - a Bucker Jungmeister over the Belgian countryside – Flyer Magazine

Lloyd Horgan - Here Comes the Firecat - Vertical Magazine

Mark Wagner - Chinese PLAF J 10 team - Aviation Week Show News

Valentin YVON - All Aligned  


Best Safety, Training & Simulation Submission - sponsored by CAE

David Esler - Ending NOTAM Nonsense - Business & Commercial Aviation

Adam Hadhazy - Achieving Autonomy - Aerospace America

Jon Hemmerdinger - Intense scrutiny on Boeing overshadows unaddressed lessons from 737 Max crashes – Flight International

Trevor Nash - Simulating Seahawks - Shephard Media

Jon Ostrower - Emergency Autoland puts Garmin on the bleeding edge of autonomous flying - The Air Current

Tim Ripley - Flying into trouble? –


Best Passenger and Crew Wellbeing Submission - sponsored by CTT Systems

Ayushee Chaudhary – Passengers’ delight, airlines’ success – SP’s Aviation

Jason Holland - Inflight retail: Evolve or die? - The Moodie Davitt eZine

Amy Laboda - Special Section: Cabin Technology & Furnishings - Business Jet Traveler

Alexander Preston - Breathing Easy - Inflight

Bill Read - Caring for Pilots - Aerospace Blog/RAeS  

Gordon Smith - Red Velvet Unwrapped – Airliner World


Best Digital Submission - sponsored by Collins Aerospace

Lindsay Bjerregaard - Aviation Week MRO

Corporate Jet Investor – digital portfolio

Theo Leggett & Simon Browning - Battle over blame – BBC

Revolutions in Vertical Flight podcast – Shephard Media

Melanie Rovery - IAV 2020: US Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle – Jane’s – Paris Airshow Day 5


Best Aerospace & Defence Business Submission - sponsored by L3Harris

Jill Aitoro - Rocked by scandal: Can defense conglomerate Ukroboronprom regain some legitimacy? - Defense News

Bill Carey - Integrating Spaceports - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Jens Flottau, Sean Broderick, Bradley Perrett, Adrian Schofield -  COVID-19 Marks Dramatic End Of Longest Air Transport Upcycle - Aviation Week & Space Technology,

Murdo Morrison - Dassault Chief Trappier on new Business Jet Bets and joining the Germans in Defence –

Kate Sarsfield - Vertically Challenged - Flight International

Alasdair Whyte - How competitive is business jet manufacturing - Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly


Best Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Submission

Michael Gubisch - Does the MRO sector have an innovation problem? –

Victoria Moores - A Matter of Time - Inside MRO

Jon Ostrower - Understanding the formula behind how Delta buys airplanes - The Air Current

Bill Read - Flying, clinging and crawling – Using robots in MRO – Aerospace

Garrett Reim - Disposable Incoming - Flight International

Lee Ann Shay - Top 10 MROs - Inside MRO


Best Business Aviation Submission - sponsored by Gulfstream

David Esler - Finding a Balance Between Work and Personal Life in Business Aviation - Business & Commercial Aviation

Adam Hadhazy - Supersonic’s Not-so-super Emissions - Aerospace America

Kerry Lynch - Citation Crash Provides Lessons on Family Assistance -

Rob Mark – Turbine Transition - Flying Magazine

Kate Sarsfield - Flights for cash make grey skies - Flight International

Alasdair Whyte - I want everyone to be passionate about coming to work - Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly


Best Military Aviation Submission - sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Mark Ayton - A Deeper Growl - Asian Military Review,

Craig Hoyle - Heavy going - Flight International

Valerie Insinna - The US Air Force’s radical plan for a future fighter could field a jet in 5 years - Defense News

Alex Quade - Legendary special operations aviator reveals bin Laden mission details for the first time - Military Times

Tim Robinson - The UK's Need for Speed - AEROSPACE

Al J Venter - Africa’s forgotten war – Key Publishing


Best Rotorcraft Submission

Steve Bridgewater - Rotary Warriors - Development of the British Army helicopter force - Army Aviation

Elan Head - Recurring Nightmare - Vertical

Mark Huber - Airbus H175 - Business Jet Traveler

Gareth Jennings - Rotary revolution: Helicopter technology advancements on the cusp - Jane’s International Defence Review

Tim Martin - Parallel Plans - Shephard Media

Kenneth I. Swartz & Mike Hirschberg - The First Electric VTOL Unicorn: Joby Aviation- Vertiflite


Best Commercial Aviation Submission

Keith Button - Ending Frantic Searches - Aerospace America

Bill Carey - Atlantic Crossing - Aviation Week & Space Technology,

Jens Flottau and Sean Broderick - Lufthansa And Airbus Work On A320neo Center-Of-Gravity Limits - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Lewis Harper - Slow progress on gender imbalance - Airline Business

Max Kingsley-Jones - How crucial single-aisle strategies a decade ago will shape the 2020s - Flight International

Jon Ostrower - Boeing's NMA in doubt as airlines take fresh look at 737 Max & 757 replacement - The Air Current


Best Publication

African Aerospace

Airline Business

Business Jet Traveler

Corporate Jet Investor

Flight International

The Air Current


The Bill Gunston Technology Writer of the Year - sponsored by Boeing

Bill Carey - Aviation Week & Space Technology

David Esler - Business & Commercial Aviation

Elan Head -

Valerie Insinna - C4ISRNET

Adrian Schofield - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Patrick Veillette - Business & Commercial Aviation


Best In-depth Aviation Submission

Jens Flottau - Aircraft Leasing Sector Struggles With Fallout Of Its Own Success - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Jon Harper - Owning the Skies: What to Expect from Sixth Generation Aircraft - National Defense Magazine

Pat Host - Replacing the F-2: Japan’s complex effort to procure a new fighter jet - Jane's Defence Weekly

Yuvan Kumar, Alasdair Whyte - Oh! Cocaina! - Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly

Theo Leggett - What went wrong inside Boeing's cockpit? - published on the BBC website

Murdo Morrison – Israel: Home and Away – Flight International

Jon Ostrower - Searching for 40-year old lessons for Boeing in the grounding of the DC-10 - The Air Current

Steve Trimble - How Israel Keeps Its Edge - Aviation Week & Space Technology


Reporter of the Year - sponsored by Dassault Aviation

Sean Broderick

Pat Host

Valerie Insinna

Aaron Mehta

Jon Ostrower

Alasdair Whyte


The recipient(s) of the Lifetime Achievement Award - sponsored by Lockheed Martin will be announced during the presentation.


For an overview of the 2019 Aerospace Media Awards please enjoy the video below

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