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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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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.