Penton's Aviation Week Network & International Aviation Club Name Dave Barger as 2016 Recipient of L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award

Award recognizes achievements of highly regarded international airline executive and safety advocate

Feb 24, 2016, 13:30 ET from Penton

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week & Space Technology, part of Penton's Aviation Week Network, and The International Aviation Club of Washington, D.C. (IAC) jointly announced today that renowned international airline executive and aviation safety advocate Dave Barger is this year's recipient of the prestigious L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award.

Barger joins a long line of preeminent Welch Pogue Award winners who have helped shape modern commercial air transportation. He will be honored at the Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner in Washington, D.C., on June 1, 2016 at Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

"As a visionary and preeminent leader of contemporary aviation, Dave is most deserving of the L. Welch Pogue Award," said Aviation Week Network President, Greg Hamilton. Aviation Week created the L. Welch Pogue Award in 1994.

"IAC is pleased to honor Dave Barger's outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation, including his contributions to the Flight Safety Foundation, furthering NextGen and fostering aviation education in colleges and universities ," said IAC President Tulinda Larson. "I can't think of a more worthy recipient of our prestigious lifetime achievement award."

Details of the Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner and ticket information can be found at

ABOUT THE L. WELCH POGUE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: The L. Welch Pogue Award was first presented in 1994 to L. Welch Pogue, former chairman of the Civil Aviation Board and a US Delegate at the Chicago Convention, which created the legal blueprint for post-WWII expansion of commercial aviation. Past recipients include FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan, former IATA Director General Giovanni Bisignani, retired Southwest Airlines CEO Herb Kelleher and former US Civil Aeronautics Board Chairman Alfred E. Kahn.

ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL AVIATION CLUB: The IAC of Washington DC brings together aviation professionals who support a common objective of fostering and promoting the maintenance and development of aircraft, airports, air navigation and air transportation, international agreements, cooperation and treaties.

ABOUT PENTON'S AVIATION WEEK NETWORK: Penton's Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world.  Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week Network for analysis, marketing and intelligence.  Customers include the world's leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, business aviation operators, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market.  The product portfolio includes Air Transport World, Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book,, Air Charter Guide,, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences.

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Elizabeth Sisk  
Director, Marketing Communications  
Aviation Week Network