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AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence

The AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence was established in 1998 and recognizes excellence within the aerospace community exemplifying the inspirational qualities that inspire the global community. Individuals, teams, programs, or organizations -- whose current noteworthy accomplishment, unique accomplishments for the duration of a program, or extraordinary lifetime contributions represent "excellence within the aerospace community" and generate "inspiration for the global community" -- are eligible nominees. The next award will be presented during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. For further information, <a href=>
  • Full Name: Mr. Alan R Mulally
  • Category: Premier Award
  • AIAA Citation: For a lifetime of immeasurable contributions to aviation. During a career spanning more than 36 years, Alan Mulally has travelled the road at Boeing from entry-level engineer to president and CEO of the Commercial Airplanes division. Along the way, he worked through flight control, flight management, flight dynamics and general management assignments on a succession of airplanes, including the 727, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777 and 787.His vision, integrity and enthusiasm have helped ensure the future successof the aerospace industry.