An Air France pilot and a Boeing 777 pilot have both been awarded the “Flying Machine” award at a ceremony at the Royal Air Force Museum.
The pair were the first pilots to earn the honour.
The Air France pilots are flying the A380-200 at the Air Show at Farnborough.
The Boeing 777 pilots are taking the Boeing 777 at the International Aviation Exhibition at the weekend.
They were selected by an audience of more than 200 pilots from around the world, including some of the world’s biggest aviation companies, and the British Royal Air Forces.
A380 The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, also known as the Boeing 767, was launched in 1997 and has since been upgraded and sold in more than 130 countries.
The A380 was the world record holder for taking off from an airport in the shortest time.
Its maiden flight was in March 2018.
It is also the world champion for longest-range commercial airliner, the world title holder for maximum speed and the world lead in commercial airliners for both passengers and cargo.
The 777 is the world best-selling plane, and it is also currently the world leading airliner for transatlantic flights.
It has an estimated life-cycle cost of £5.6bn, making it the world-leading commercial airliner.
The British Royal Flying Corps awards the Flying Machine Award for outstanding achievement in a service or field.
The ceremony was attended by the Queen and Princess, Prince Charles, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry.
The winner of the Flying Machines Award will be presented to the Air Force chief of staff, Colonel Chris O’Donnell.
A new category The award is one of the first ever awarded to an aircraft manufacturer for outstanding service to its customers.
The award will go to the Airbus A320neo, which was introduced in 2014 and is the fastest commercial aircraft ever built.
Airbus was awarded the Flying machine for its “high performance and low cost” of maintenance, as well as its “efficient and affordable” operation and maintenance system.
The Royal Air Corps said that Airbus’ achievement “is a tribute to the world class support provided by the Royal Flying Arm and to our own outstanding pilots and technicians”.
The award was introduced as part of the Airshow.
“We have been honoured to be given the opportunity to honour our country’s aircraft heritage,” said Major General Mark Jones, the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s commander.
“The achievements of these exceptional people and their colleagues will never be forgotten.”