Washington: Aviation Week has named Dr. Edward C. Stone, David Morrisroe professor of physics and vice provost for special projects, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the winner of the Philip J. Klass award for Lifetime Achievement at the 50th annual Laureate Awards.
It has also recognized Indian LCC, Air Deccan's managing director, Capt GR Gopinath, for his achievements in the commercial air transport category.
Other winners of the Laureate Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in aviation, aerospace and defence, include:
Aeronautics/Propulsion: Mark Lewis, chief scientist, US Air force
Business/General Aviation: Robert Agostino, director of flight operations, Bombardier Business Aircraft
Commercial Air Transport: Capt. G.R. Gopinath, (Ret.), managing director, Air Deccan
IT/Electronics: Lt. Gen. Walter E. Buchanan III, (Ret.), US Air Force
Military: Rear Admiral Guiseppe De Giorgi, commander, Italian Maritime Forces
Operations: Team of AC-130 Gunship Operations - Lt. Col. Ted Fordyce, commander, 16th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, US Air Force; Lt. Col. Robert Monroe, commander, 4th Expeditionary Special Operations Squadron, US Air Force
Space: Stardust Comet Sample Return Mission Team - Don Brownlee, Stardust principal investigator, department of astronomy, University of Washington; Tom Duxbury, Stardust project manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Peter Tsou, Stardust deputy project investigator, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Joseph Vellinga, Stardust program manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.