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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

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Air Breathing Propulsion Award

Established in 1975, the Air Breathing Propulsion Award is presented for meritorious accomplishment in the arts, sciences, and technology of air breathing propulsion systems.This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum (PROPULSION AND ENERGY). Nomination Deadline: 1 February
  • Full Name: Mr. Thomas J Sims
  • AIAA Citation: For distinguished contributions and leadership in establishing Joint Air Force/Navy Technology Programs, culminating in the Joint Technology Demonstrator Engine Program. Their efforts were instrumental in the development of the powerplants for the Advanced Fighter Aircraft.