Thursday, 29 August 2019

Aviation Week Network Announces Finalists for 2019 Program Excellence Awards

Aviation Week Network Announces Finalists for 

2019 Program Excellence Awards

 Aviation Week Network today announced the finalists for the 2019 Program Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at the Annual Program Excellence Awards Banquet to be held at 6:30 p.m. on October 23, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia.

The awards, initiated in 2004 by industry, government and academic leaders, were conceived as a means to share lessons learned across the industry. “Once again this year, the Aviation Week Program Excellence Award finalists are an outstanding group,” says Greg Hamilton, president of Aviation Week Network. “They provide insight and lessons learned on topics ranging from production ramp ups to new model-based engineering techniques and the continuing reach for space. We look forward to sharing their stories in October.”

Working with Aviation Week Network on the Program Excellence initiative are Boeing, Collins Aerospace, Defense Acquisition University, Elbit Systems of America, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Moog Inc., Northrop Grumman, Parsons, and Raytheon.

Finalists this year are:

Supplier System Design
CPI Aero Next Generation Jammer Pod
Northrop Grumman Missile Defense Agency Threat Modeling Center

Supplier Production
Elbit Systems of America Common Laser Range Finder (CLRF)
Northrop Grumman F-35 Fuselage Production Rate Ramp Up

Supplier Sustainment
Elbit Systems of America F-16 HUD Value Engineering Upgrade (VECP)
Honeywell Aerospace C130 RAF Jetwave

Special Projects
Boeing Commercial Aircraft ecoDemonstrator
Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems/United Launch Alliance Parker Solar Probe Upper Stage
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems Raven Claw

OEM System Design
Aurora Flight Sciences Autonomous Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) Prototype
Boeing T-X Advanced Pilot Training Program
Embraer E-190/E-2
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System
Lockheed Martin InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport)
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems AN/SQS-62 Variable Depth Sonar (VDS)

OEM Production
Boeing Joint Direct Attack Munition
Elbit Common Laser Range Finder Integrated Capability (CLRF IC)
Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile
Northrop Grumman PGK GPS Guided Nose Kit
Raytheon Rolling Airframe Missile

OEM Sustainment
Lockheed Martin Air Force Distributed Common Ground Station
Raytheon Air Operations Center Weapon System Sustainment and Modification

Sponsored by Siemens Digital Industries Software, the Program Excellence effort also includes the annual DefenseChain Conference. The conference will be held October 22-23, 2019, also at The Ritz-Carlton, Tyson’s Corner in McLean, Virginia. For information about the agenda and to register, visit   

For more information about all Aviation Week Network events, visit

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