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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: 787 Dreamliner, The Boeing Company
  • Category: Premier Award
  • AIAA Citation: For the groundbreaking development of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as a super-efficient, game-changing airplane that brings big-jet ranges and speeds to mid-size airplanes and provides airlines with unmatched value and efficiency by using 20 percent less fuel than today’s similarly sized airplanes.