Aviation Week to Honor Outstanding Achievements in Aviation, Aerospace & Defense at 56th Annual Laureate Awards

   Aviation Week to Honor Outstanding Achievements in Aviation, Aerospace &
                    Defense at 56th Annual Laureate Awards

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week
(http://www.aviationweek.com) will hold their 56th Annual Laureate Awards on
March 7 in Washington, D.C., celebrating the extraordinary achievements by
individuals and teams in the aviation, aerospace and defense communities.

The black-tie event will honor winners in categories including
Aeronautics/Propulsion, Business/General Aviation, Commercial Air Transport,
Defense, IT/Electronics, MRO, Space and Workforce for their accomplishments in
2012. Recipients of the Philip J. Klass Award for Lifetime Achievement and
the Aviation Week Heroism Award will also be announced.

The evening also marks the presentation of the Tomorrow's Leaders Awards,
sponsored by BAE Systems. The awards honor young men and women who have
chosen career paths in the armed forces. This year's honorees include Zachary
Howard Adams, Cadet First Class, US Air Force Academy; Matthew George Gallup,
Cadet Lieutenant, United States Military Academy; Erik William Oredson, Cadet
First Class, United States Coast Guard Academy; and Benjamin Lee Putbrese,
Midshipman First Class, United States Naval Academy. All cadets will receive
gifts presented by Michelle Lamberton, Vice President, Internal Audit, BAE

Produced by Aviation Week, the Laureate Awards were conceived more than 50
years ago. The formal dinner and awards ceremony is one the industry's
premier events, attracting hundreds of industry pioneers and thought leaders
from around the world. Event sponsors include Platinum Sponsor BAE Systems
and Diamond Sponsor Boeing.

Complete coverage of the Laureate Awards will be available in Aviation Week &
Space Technology and is on http://www.aviationweek.com. For information on
attending or sponsoring Laureates, contact Regan Pickett at +1 540 349 5736.

About Aviation Week: Aviation Week, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies,
is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global
aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on
Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the
world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments
and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces
data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network
(AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and
Business & Commercial Aviation.

On July 2, 2012, the group's flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST)
relaunched with an even greater focus on technology, business and operations
that has long been the brand's hallmark. In addition to civil, military and
space, AW&ST's market coverage is further expanded with new monthly Defense
Technology and MRO editions to include land and sea and aftermarket insights.

Aviation Week's 2012 digital expansion includes a redesigned AviationWeek.com
for deeper community engagement and navigation and a comprehensive technology
upgrade to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). AWIN, the
industry's essential integrated business tool, now has increased capability
through more fleet and MRO data and an expanded team of data analysts.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies: The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), a
financial intelligence and education company, signed an agreement to sell its
McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo
Global Management, LLC in November 2012. Following the sale closing, expected
in early 2013, the Company will be renamed McGraw Hill Financial (subject to
shareholder approval) and will be a powerhouse in benchmarks, content and
analytics for the global capital and commodity markets. The Company's leading
brands will include: Standard & Poor's, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices,
Platts, Crisil, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and
Aviation Week. The Company will have approximately 17,000 employees in more
than 30 countries. Additional information is available at

SOURCE Aviation Week

Website: http://www.aviationweek.com
Contact: Joe D'Andrea, Director of Communications, Aviation Week, +1
212-904-3780, joseph_dandrea@aviationweek.com
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