The Aerospace Media Dinner and Awards

The 2019 Aerospace Media Awards will be presented in Paris at the Aero Club de France on 16th June - The Call for Nominations will open in early 2019


AMD logo centre

The Aerospace Media Dinner - Celebrating Excellence in Aerospace Publishing



Supported by

2012 Award Winners


Shortlisted Finalists 2018

The Aerospace Media Awards have been created to honour individuals and publishers who have made a significant contribution to aerospace publishing.  With over 250 nominations this year we are delighted to announce that the 2018 Shortlisted Finalists are as follows;

All finalists are listed in alphabetical order


Best Young Journalist - sponsored by Nammo

James Drew - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Kimberley Levey - HMG Aerospace

Ghim-Lay Yeo – Flight Airline Business

Beth Maundrill - Shephard Media.

Valerie Insinna - Defense News

Craig West - Airliner World


Best Aviation Image - sponsored by Dassault Aviation

Steve Bridgewater - Heading Home

John Kraus - Falcon test launch - Aviation Week & Space Technology

David McIntosh - Korean pop up aerial ballet - AIN

Anthony Pecchi - Airbus Family Flight – Vertical Magazine

Mike Reyno - 2017 Demo Hornet – Skies Magazine,

Mark Wagner - Miki wing walking over Rendcomb airfield 2017


Best Safety, Training & Simulation Submission – sponsored by CAE

David Esler - Lightning: Risks, Detection and Avoidance -  Business & Commercial Aviation

Elan Head - Flight For Life: Anatomy of an Accident -  Vertical Magazine

Trevor Nash –Aviation Innovation - Military Training & Simulation News

Beth Stevenson - Virtually Ready -  Flight International

Jeremy Torr - Quality Pays for Australia's Jet fighter training simulator - Flight International

Greg Waldron - Brunei’s Virtual Skies - Flight Daily News


Best Business Aviation Submission – sponsored by Gulfstream

Curt Epstein - Hurricane Irma: For Most, It Could Have Been Much Worse – AIN online

David Esler - Cybersecurity in the Flight Department - Business & Commercial Aviation

Mark Huber - It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s…an Uber?- Business Jet Traveler

Murdo Morrison - London’s business aviation airports raise their game – EBACE Flight Evening News

Bill Read - Dubai’s flying taxis - AEROSPACE

Jeff Wieand - Deceptive Dates- Business Jet Traveler


Best Aerospace & Defence Business Submission - sponsorsed by Bombardier

Joetey Attariwala - IMP & Team Cormorant – Canadian Defence Review

Jens Flottau - Tom Enders is Aviation Week 2017 Person of the Year - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Jens Flottau, Graham Warwick and Guy Norris - Airbus/Bombardier C Series Deal Has Broad Implications - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Max Kingsley-Jones - Game changer in all but sales - Flight International

Murdo Morrison - Czechs set to bounce - Flight International

Greg Waldron -  China's mixed signals on military aircraft exports - Flight International


Best Rotorcraft Submission

Joetey Attariwala – Cyclone – Canadian Defence Review

Jerome Greer Chandler - Army Aviation Maintenance Takes on Training, Logistical Challenges - Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Gareth Jennings - Fast spin: Pushing the envelope for high-speed helicopter performance – Jane’s International Defence Review

Oliver Johnson and Kenneth I. Swartz - Normal Service Resumed? – Vertical Magazine

Dan Megna – Attacking the Firestorm – Vertical 911 Magazine

Helen Haxell - Be the change-


Best Military Aviation Submission - sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Piotr Butowski - Enter the Su-57 - Air International

Bill Carey - U.S. Military Tackles Vexing Issue of Physiological Episodes - AIN Dubai Airshow News

Craig Hoyle - Rapid Reaction - Flight International

Gareth Jennings - Future Fighter: F-35 begins transition into US service – Jane’s Defence Weekly

Lara Seligman – US over Syria – Aviation Week & Space Technology

Beth Stevenson - ISR during Operation Inherent Resolve - Digital Battlespace


The Innovation in Aerospace Journalism and Publishing Award - sponsored by Rockwell Collins

Marino Boric - Electrification and E-Flight The Series - AMT

Farnborough International News Network (FINN) –

HMG Aerospace

Amy Kluber -  Rotorcraft Collective Podcast

Joe Pappalardo - The Rise of Observer-1 - Dallas Observer  



Best International Publication - sponsored by BAE Systems

AIN Alerts

Airline Business

Arabian Aerospace

Flight International




Best In-depth Aviation Feature - sponsored by Rolls-Royce

Bernie Baldwin - Regional Pioneer - Airliner World

Thierry Dubois - The Paradoxical Component - Aviation Week & Space Technology

David Esler- New Concepts in Charter, Parts One and Two - Business & Commercial Aviation

Ian Harbison - Perfect storm -  MRO Management

Max Kingsley-Jones- Own the space - Flight Airline Business

Rob Mark – ATC Privatisation - Flying Magazine

Guy Norris – Hypersonics - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Bill Read – Would Circular Runways Drive Pilots Round the Bend? - AEROSPACE

Angad Singh - Failure to Launch – StratPost

Greg Waldron - Fire and fury, the next Korean air war - Flight International


The Bill Gunston Technology Writer Of The Year Award - sponsored by Boeing

Eric Brothers - NASA shape memory alloys - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

Bill Carey - As Satellites Launch, Aireon’s System Nears Debut - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Elan Head - Intelligent Black Boxes –  Vertiflite Magazine

Guy Norris – Hypersonics - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Alexander Preston - Inflight

Patrick Veillette -  Rudder Blanking - Business & Commercial Aviation


Lifetime Achievement Award - Special Recognition Award for outstanding contribution to Aerospace Journalism and Publishing - sponsored by Dassault Aviation - winner(s) will be revealed at the Awards presentation









In association with

RClogo_col_rgb Home Page 2013 Award Winners gulf_gd_281_tm 2014 Award Winners Boeing_blue_standard_150 LM_logo_notagline_blue Dassault_logotype_NOIR_100(preview) Nammo_logo_2955_BLUE TMPW_RGB (002) 2012-07-08 18.55.20
DMD logo final RR_TheBadge_CMYK (002) BAES logo 2018 Bombardier_Logo_Bk_large