Former FAA administrator Jane F. Garvey is the recipient of the 2017 L. Welch Pogue Lifetime Achievement Award, it was announced Thursday by the International Aviation Club of Washington DC (IAC) and Aviation Week & Space Technology.

Garvey was the first female FAA administrator as well as the first to serve a five-year term, and she was responsible for navigating the industry through the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  She joins a distinguished group of preeminent Welch Pogue Award winners who have helped shape modern commercial air transportation. She will be honored at the annual L. Welch Pogue Award dinner in Washington, DC Sept. 7.

“The IAC is pleased to honor Jane Garvey’s outstanding accomplishments in the field of aviation and transportation including her many contributions to shaping policy, her efforts to mitigate the effects of Y2K on the air traffic system and her leadership after the terrorist attacks of 9/11,” IAC president Jodie Moxley-Ramos said. “With a career spanning decades of service to the transportation community, I can’t think of a more worthy recipient of our prestigious lifetime achievement award.”

“"I am delighted that the 2017 L. Welch Pogue Award is being bestowed on Jane, a highly regarded and most worthy recipient,” Aviation Week Network president, Greg Hamilton said. Aviation Week, a sister publication of ATW, created the L. Welch Pogue Award in 1994.

The L. Welch Pogue Award dinner will be held at Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., on Sept. 7, 2017. Details of the event and ticket information can be found at