- Advocacy & Policy
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December 07, 2009
Graham Warwick, the senior technology editor for Aviation Week & Space Technology, has been selected to receive the 2009 Lauren D. Lyman Award for outstanding achievement in aviation journalism.
Warwick joined Aviation Week in 2008 after 30 years with Flight International, where he became the magazine’s first Americas Editor in 1981 covering defense, technology and business news. He was the winner of the Decade of Excellence award for journalism awarded by the Royal Aeronautical Society in 2002. Born and educated in Scotland, Warwick joined Hawker Siddeley Aviation as a graduate apprentice and later became an advanced projects engineer working on supersonic V/STOL fighter designs.
The award is named after Lauren "Deac" Lyman, a celebrated aviation reporter with the New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize in reporting for his coverage of Charles Lindbergh’s relocation to England following the kidnapping of his child. Lyman later had a distinguished career as the first public relations vice president with United Aircraft, the predecessor company to United Technologies Corp. First awarded in 1972, the prize goes to a journalist or public relations professional in aviation who exhibits Lyman’s high standard of excellence. UTC is the long-time sponsor of the award.
“Graham’s contribution to the aviation industry spans three decades,” said Jay DeFrank, vice president of Pratt & Whitney communications. “He has set the bar in aviation journalism by bringing a greater indepth understanding of technology issues to readers of all technical levels. He truly exemplifies the standards and skills by which Deac Lyman lived and worked.”
Warwick will receive the award during AIA's 45th annual Year-End Review and Forecast luncheon Dec. 16.
Past Winners of the Lyman Award include a long roster of distinguished journalists and public relations executives including most recently Jay Donoghue, currently at the Flight Safety Foundation (2008); Mark Sullivan, former public relations executive at Pratt & Whitney (2007); former editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology David North (2006); and aerospace writer and historian, Walter Boyne (2005).