Influence is difficult to measure, especially on a global scale, yet that is exactly what Aviation Week editors have attempted to do in selecting their choice for Aviation Week & Space Technology’s 2012 Person of the Year. Look for the not-to-be-missed feature in the Jan. 14 edition.
When readers see who is profiled, in all likelihood they will instantly recognize an important ‘first’ in the seven years the magazine has been running the POY feature. We’re not going to tip our hand here, of course, but the surprise element speaks volumes about how the editors go about choosing the person (or individuals) who they believe has had a profound impact on the broader industry.
And as you anticipate this special edition, keep in mind that Person of the Year is not necessarily an honor. We call it like we see it, as you will clearly observe with the Jan. 14 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology.