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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: Mr. Harry J Hillaker
  • AIAA Citation: For a long and distinguished career in aircraft design during which he performed or directed various phases of the design of five major, technologically advanced aircraft: B-36, B-58, F-111, F-16, and F-16XL