Aircraft Design Award
The Aircraft Design Award was established in 1968 and is presented to an individual or team for an original concept or career contributions leading to a significant advancement in aircraft design or design technology.
This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Dr Leland M Nicolai
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For four decades of aircraft design leadership, including developing the AGM-129/ACM, redirecting the AGM-158/JASSM into the 21st Century, authoring design textbooks, and teaching aircraft design.