Nominations close 20 February 2018


Be a part of the A/AA Airspace Awards

Australia is internationally recognised for its leadership and innovation. A/AA has been strongly focused on raising the profile of the aviation and aerospace sectors, by engaging with industry organisations and individuals, particularly the men, women, leaders and future professionals of tomorrow to provide a suitable platform for the recognition and acknowledgement of outstanding achievements, leadership and innovation excellence. 

The Aviation/Aerospace Australia Leadership and Excellence Awards will be presented to individuals, teams and companies who have demonstrated leadership and dedication to the aviation or aerospace sectors in Australia.

Please email to express interest in A18: 2018 Airspace Awards. 

Distinguished Leadership Award

Excellence in Innovation Award

Outstanding Leadership in Training Award

Outstanding Strategy for Diversity

Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation or Aerospace Sectors - Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia

Outstanding Next Generation Professional - A/AA NextGenNetwork


A18 Industry Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Wednesday 18 April, 2018 at 7pm
MAIA / Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne



You are cordially invited to celebrate and acknowledge outstanding achievements - and achievers - in Australia's aviation and aerospace sectors at the A18 A/AA Airspace Awards dinner on Wednesday 18 April, 2018.

Keynote Address

Greg Hood / Chief Commissioner of the
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)

Greg Hood is the Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) —Australia’s national transport safety investigation agency.

Greg’s career has encompassed a wide range of operational, training and management roles in the aviation industry, beginning his career as an Officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Prior to joining the ATSB, Greg served as Executive Manager Operations with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Executive General Manager Air Traffic Control for Airservices Australia.

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Sam Lane / Journalist A18 Awards MC

An award winning journalist for The Age newspaper who specialises in AFL, Olympic and cycling, Samantha Lane joined Channel Seven’s AFL broadcast team in 2013.

Now part of the top-rating Saturday night AFL coverage, Sam sits alongside Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling, Luke Darcy, Mick Molloy and Brian Taylor on the weekly pre-match show. Through the match broadcasts she brings news, views and in- field interviews.

Sam is a two-time Quill award winner from the Melbourne Press Club. In 2010, she won the prize for best sport story of the year. In 2013, her work on the AFL and NRL doping scandals formed part of The Age’s group entry that won the best coverage of an issue or event. Sam’s work on the same topic – again in a team entry with Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall - won a Walkley award in 2013.

Sam won the AFL Coaches Association’s media prize (in 2011), and was voted journalist of the year by the AFL Players Association’s in 2007. For her groundbreaking reporting on concussion in the AFL she has won the VicSport media award twice.