The Aerospace Media Awards

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Celebrating Excellence in Aerospace Journalism and Publishing


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Aerospace Media Awards  

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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.

You can also view the awards on the following online platforms

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The 2021 Aerospace Media Awards shortlisted finalists


Best Young Journalist sponsored by NAMMO

Khalem Chapman

Lee Hudson

Oriana Pawlyk

Andrew Reilly

Nathan Strout

Yasmin Tadjdeh


Best Propulsion submission sponsored by Pratt & Whitney

Dave Allport - Battle for the Buff - Combat Aircraft Journal

Gareth Jennings - Reaction Engines and Rolls-Royce partner on high-speed aircraft propulsion - Janes Defence Weekly

Murdo Morrison - Is personal jet pack set for thrust into mass market? -

Keith Mwanalushi - Power up for recovery - AviTrader MRO

Jon Ostrower - Coronavirus shreds the engine maker business model - The Air Current

Steve Trimble and Guy Norris - Pratt & Whitney Makes Hypersonic Revival As Pentagon Pushes Reuse - Aviation Week Intelligence Network


Best Un-manned Systems submission

Andrew Drwiega – Bright Horizons For Maritime Rotary UAVs - Armada

Tim Martin - MALE UAS: The Trump effect - Air Warfare

Stephen Miller - UAVS Evolve To Meet The Changing Mission - Armada

Garrett Reim - Record number of UAV shoot downs prompt new USAF tactics and countermeasure pod - FlightGlobal

Richard Scott - Prize catch: Gremlins testing puts air-recoverable UAVs within reach - Janes International Defence Review

Kelvin Wong - Winning streak: China hits stride in armed MALE UAV exports - Janes International Defence Review


Best Image sponsored by Dassault Aviation

Jim Haseltine - Combat Aircraft Journal cover

Kimberly Henneman - Northern Lights

Lloyd Horgan - Vertical Valor cover

Jamie Hunter - Gripen E

Vincenzo Pace - British Airways 747 at sunset

Mark Wagner - PC-24 Splash


Best Safety, Training & Simulation submission sponsored by CAE

Tom Batchelor - Battling Birdstrikes – Airliner World

Jens Flottau, Sean Broderick, Guy Norris - Widebody Woes – Aviation Week & Space Technology

Robert Moorman - Confronting The Blaze - CAT magazine

Oriana Pawlyk - The Air Force Wants to Overhaul Pilot Training. But It Has to Win Over the Skeptics First -

Patrick Veillette - Slip Sliding on Snow - Business & Commercial Aviation

James Wynbrandt - Treating your ‘Get-There-It is - Business Jet Traveler


Best Passenger & Crew Wellbeing submission sponsored by CTT Systems

Lindsay Bjerregaard - Medical Mods - Inside MRO

Thierry Dubois - New Cabin Technologies May Help Restore Passenger Confidence –

Emma Kelly - Blank Canvas or a Simple Retouch? - Inflight

Kathryn Creedy - Airlines Begin Examining Cabin Future - Aerospace Tech Review

Gregg Polek - Cabin germ-shield concepts raise feasibility issues - AIN

Pilar Wolfsteller - Pilots face career anxiety after coronavirus disruption - FlightGlobal


Best Digital Submission

John Walton - APEX/Inmarsat FlightPlan online seminars

Ian D. Whelan - Here's What It Will Take to Make Urban Air Mobility a Reality – FutureFlight - AIN

The Defense & Aerospace Report

Theo Leggett and Tom Burridge –Boeing played Russian roulette with people's lives - BBC  

Simple Flying



Best Aerospace & Defence Business submission sponsored by L3Harris

Bill Carey – Air Navigation Service Providers Angst - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Adam Hadhazy - Flight shaming’s surprising power - Aerospace America

Emma Kelly - Reviving the Revenue - LARA

Aaron Mehta and Valerie Insinna - Chaos, cash and COVID-19: How the defense industry survived — and thrived — during the pandemic - Defense News

Andrew McIntosh - Boeing Plays Defense - Puget Sound Business Journal

Jon Ostrower - Emirates' Tim Clark says Boeing 'not getting it' on 737 Max - The Air Current


Best Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul submission

Lindsay Bjerregaard, James Pozzi, & Lee Ann Shay - The Aftermarket’s Recovery - Inside MRO

Kathryn Creedy - Tectonic Shift in Fleet Planning and Maintenance - Aviation Maintenance

Charlotte Daniels - COVID 19 – Driving Digital & Remote Maintenance - Aerospace Tech Review

Christopher Freeze - Maintenance Training: A gateway to a career - AOPA Pilot” magazine

Keith Mwanalushi - A case for optimism and recovery - AviTrader MRO

Thom Patterson - European MROs Struggle Against the Pandemic - Aviation Maintenance Magazine


Best Rotorcraft submission

Mark Broadbent – HELIMED Rapid rotary response - AIR International

Andrew Drwiega – ARH – Stick or Twist - Asian Military Review

Elan Head - Surprise Ending - Vertical Valor

Jen Judson - Flooding the zone: Future aviation capability tightens kill chain at Project Convergence - Defense News

Tim Martin - Heavy-lift helicopters: Heavyweight defence - Air Warfare

Garrett Reim - AH-64E teams with two UAVs to identify attack target – FlightGlobal


Best Business Aviation submission sponsored by Gulfstream

David Esler - Challenging Airports - Business & Commercial Aviation

Curt Epstein - Hangar fire foam systems: a solution looking for a problem? - AIN

Volker Thomalla - Business Aviation to the rescue - BART International

Matt Thurber - Dassault Adds More Smarts to Falcon Autothrottle - AIN

Alasdair Whyte - How to build an empire – Corporate Jet Investor

James Wynbrandt - Flying in the Age of COVID-19 - Business Jet Traveler


Best Military Aviation submission sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Megan Eckstein - Mission Capable - USNI News

Craig Hoyle - Where Eagles dare - Flight International

Valerie Insinna - The US Air Force has built and flown a mysterious full-scale prototype of its future fighter jet - Defense News

Gareth Jennings - The Dark Art: Airborne EA becomes ‘the new black’ for mission success - Janes International Defence Review

Paul Kennard - Bell and Sikorsky Share the Spoils So FARA, So Good? - Heliops Frontline Magazine

Steve Trimble - Digital Reality - Aviation Week & Space Technology


Best Commercial Aviation submission

Jens Flottau & Guy Norris - In Transit - Aviation Week & Space Technology

Jonathan Hemmerdinger - 2015 FAA reports highlighted early concerns about self-certification programme - FlightGlobal

Holly Hegeman - American Airlines’ New Revenue Czar Vasu Raja - PlaneBusiness Banter

Emma Kelly – Waste not want not - Inflight

Andrew McIntosh – The Rise and Fall Of TTF Aerospace - Puget Sound Business Journal

Tim Robinson - Airbus spearheads hydrogen moonshot - AEROSPACE


Best Breaking News submission

Bill Carey - Pilot’s Spatial Disorientation Caused Kobe Bryant Helo Crash, NTSB Says - Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Chen Chuanren - Investigators Cite Thrust Discrepancy Behind SJ182 Crash - Aviation Week Intelligence Network

Mark Huber - Helo Crash Kills Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant, Eight Others - AIN Alerts and HAI Convention News

Gareth Jennings - UK bars South Korea from selling FA-50 to Argentina - Janes Defence Weekly

Andrew McIntosh- COMAC Checks Out Boeing's Backyard - Puget Sound Business Journal

Jon Ostrower - Boeing yanks eight 787s from service over structural issue - The Air Current


Best In-depth Aviation submission – sponsored by Eurofighter

Khalem Chapman – The X Factor - AIR International

Charles Forrester - Industrial Action: Finnish defence-industrial capabilities - Janes Defence Weekly

Joe Gould, Valerie Insinna and Aaron Mehta - Congress has secretly blocked US arms sales to Turkey for nearly two years - Defense News

Craig Hoyle Tempest on target - Flight International

Gareth Jennings - Brewing up a storm: Tempest ushers in new era for UK combat aviation - Janes International Defence Review

Jon Lake - Next-Gen Radar - Air Forces Monthly  

Jon Ostrower - Boeing's MCAS on the 737 Max may not have been needed at all - The Air Current

Oriana Pawlyk - After Fatal Jet Crash, the Pilots Got Blamed. Then the Air Force Banned the Flight Maneuver -


The Bill Gunston Technology Writer of the Year Award – sponsored by Boeing

Jon Harper

Emma Kelly

Jon Lake

Garrett Reim

Matt Thurber

Graham Warwick



The Aerospace Reporter of the Year - sponsored by Dassault Aviation

Peggy Hollinger

Valerie Insinna

Andrew McIntosh

Adrian Schofield

Karen Walker

Graham Warwick


Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Lockheed Martin


To be announced during the Awards Presentation

2018 Award Winners

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The shortlisted finalists for the 2021 Awards has been published. You can see the list below the video of the 2020 Awards. The winners of the 2021 Awards will be announced during the presentation of the 2021 Aerospace Media Awards on June 17th. The 2021 Awards presentation will be broadcast on YouTube, Vimeo and here on this website.

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2021 call for nominations


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