- O #Embraer #C390 #Millennium recebeu o Laureate Awards na categoria “Best New Product”, por ser a maior e mais sofisticada aeronave de defesa já produzida pela Embraer. O prêmio reconhece conquistas extraordinárias no cenário global aeroespacial.
A Aviation Week Network anunciou os vencedores do seu 63º Prêmio Laureate, honrando conquistas extraordinárias na arena aeroespacial global.
Os vencedores do Laureate Awards 2020 serão homenageados em 12 de março de 2020 no National Building Museum em Washington, DC, onde um Grand Laureate em cada uma das quatro categorias será nomeado dentre os vencedores.
“Esses vencedores, selecionados pelos editores da Aviation Week Network que revisaram dezenas de indicações, incorporam o espírito de exploração, inovação e visão que inspirará outras pessoas a se esforçarem por um amplo progresso na aviação, aeroespacial e defesa”, disse o Editor-chefe de Aviation Week & Space Technology, Joseph C. Anselmo. “Estamos ansiosos para honrá-los e anunciar os vencedores do Grand Laureate em março.”
As categorias de prêmios são Aviação Executiva, Aviação Comercial, Defesa e Espaço.
Além disso, a Semana da Aviação concederá o Prêmio Philip J. Klass de Realização ao Longo da Vida.
Quatro cadetes novatos das academias militares dos EUA serão reconhecidos como Líderes do Amanhã, homenageando jovens homens e mulheres que escolheram carreiras nas forças armadas.
Além do Prêmio Laureate, a Semana da Aviação reconhecerá os “20 Anos 20” em parceria com o Instituto Americano de Aeronáutica e Astronáutica (AIAA).
Este programa reconhece as realizações e a motivação de 20 estudantes de ciências, tecnologia, engenharia e matemática na faixa dos 20 anos e atualmente matriculados em um programa de mestrado ou bacharelado.
A Embraer venceu na categoria Melhor Novo Produto – Embraer C-390 Millennium – O primeiro avião-tanque / transporte C-390 Millennium, o maior e mais sofisticado avião já desenvolvido pela Embraer, foi entregue à Força Aérea Brasileira em 2019.
Os vencedores do Laureate são:
Platforms – Airbus A321LR
The first long-range version of the Airbus A321neo, the A321LR is developing a new market niche – narrowbodies flying in secondary long-haul markets.
Leadership – David Neeleman, airline entrepreneur
Having established multiple airlines including Morris Air, JetBlue Airways and Azul Linhas Aereas, David Neeleman is preparing to get Moxy, his latest venture, off the ground.
Airline Strategy – Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia
In Air Arabia, CEO Adel Ali has built a sustainably profitable low-cost carrier pioneering the business model in the Middle East.
Propulsion – Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce’s surprise acquisition of Siemens’ eAircraft unit has catapulted the engine manufacturer into a leading position in the electrification of aircraft propulsion.
Sustainability – Boeing ecoDemonstrator
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator program has completed six test campaigns, the aircraft serving as a tools to accelerate development and testing of new technology.
Air Traffic Management – Aireon
Aireon’s satellite-based surveillance system for the first time provides continuous tracking of aircraft over oceans and remote regions.
MRO – Donecle
French company Donecle is the leader in performing aircraft visual inspections by automated drone, cutting inspection times by 90%.
Platforms – Bell V-280 Valor
From low-speed agility to speeds beyond 280 kt., Bell’s V-280 advanced tiltrotor has met or exceeded objectives under the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role demonstration.
Best New Product – Embraer C-390 Millennium
The first C-390 tanker/transport, the largest and most sophisticated aircraft yet developed by Embraer, was delivered to the Brazilian Air Force in 2019.
Melhor Novo Produto – Embraer C-390 Millennium
O primeiro avião-tanque / transporte C-390 Millennium, o maior e mais sofisticado avião já desenvolvido pela Embraer, foi entregue à Força Aérea Brasileira em 2019.
Manufacturing – Northrop Grumman F-35 Center Fuselage Production
In 10 months, Northrop Grumman increased F-35 center-fuselage production from six a month to 15. Part supply deliveries increased from 81,000 a year to 274,000.
MRO – BAE Systems Typhoon Total Availability Enterprise
Combining Eurofighter support packages into one program focused on management of the Royal Air Force fleet has lowered Typhoon support costs by around 38%.
Propulsion: AFRL Medium Scale Critical Components Scramjet Program
In a test by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Test Center, a Northrop Grumman scramjet set a record for thrust produced by a U.S. air-breathing hypersonic engine.
Technology & Innovation – Kratos XQ-58 Valkyrie
Developed for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Kratos’ XQ-58 Valkyrie blurs the traditional boundaries between a disposable cruise missile and reusable unmanned aircraft.
Weapons – Missile Defense Agency/Boeing Ground-based Midcourse Defense FTG-11
In March 2019, two interceptors launched from Vandenberg AFB, California, shot down two ICBM targets in the most realistic test yet of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system.
Launch Services – Spaceflight Industries
Spaceflight Industries has created a new way to deliver small satellites to space by allowing government and commercial operators to share the ride.
Space Science – Chang’e 4 Moon Landing
With the January 2019 touchdown of the Chang’e 4 robotic lunar lander in the Von Kármán Crater, China became the first country to soft-land on the Moon’s far side.
Platforms – Mars Cube One Mission
In the first demonstration of cubesats in deep space, the Mars Cube One mission relayed near-real-time telemetry of the entry, descent and landing of NASA’s Insight.
Operations – HawkEye 360
U.S. startup HawkEye 360 has launched the first commercial service for geolocating radio-frequency signals from space, using satellites that fly in a unique formation.
Propulsion – Reaction Engines
Reaction Engines has demonstrated its pre-cooler at temperatures representative of hypersonic speeds, a critical milestone towards development of its air-breathing rocket engine.
Supplier Innovation – OneWeb Satellites
In a unique transatlantic venture between mega-constellation operator OneWeb and aerospace manufacturer Airbus, OneWeb Satellites is bringing aircraft mass production to satellite manufacturing.
Technology & Innovation – RemoveDEBRIS Mission
In a groundbreaking series of on-orbit tests, the European-funded RemoveDEBRIS mission demonstrated active debris removal technologies designed to clean up low Earth orbit.
Platform – Gulfstream G500/G600
Laying the foundations for a new generation of large-cabin, long-range Gulfstreams, the G500 and G600 feature the Symmetry flight deck including fly-by-wire, active sidesticks and touchscreen controls.
Safety – Garmin Autoland
The push of a red button in an emergency by a pilot or passenger activates Garmin’s Autoland, a virtual co-pilot that takes control and lands the aircraft automatically.
Propulsion – Pratt & Whitney PT6E
Pratt & Whitney’s next-generation PT6E is the first general aviation turboprop to feature dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control.
Operations: Rega Swiss Air-Rescue
To operate in reduced visibility in mountainous terrain, Rega helped develop a low-altitude helicopter instrument route and approach system using satellite navigation.
MRO – Robotic Skies
Anticipating widespread growth in commercial unmanned aircraft, Robotic Skies has created a global network of repair stations to maintain and service the burgeoning fleet.
Technology & Innovation – Wing Aviation
A subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, Wing in April 2019 became the first commercial drone delivery service to be awarded a Part 135 air carrier certificate by the FAA.
Robert Leduc – President, Pratt & Whitney
LeDuc came out of retirement and used his leadership skills to shake up the corporate team and guide the PW1000G geared turbofan program through its challenging service introduction and production ramp-up and onto the road to success.