AIAA Congratulates The Boeing Compnay for 787 Dreamliner Winning 2012 Collier Trophy
March 13, 2012– Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates The Boeing Company, an AIAA corporate member, on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft winning the 2012 Robert J. Collier Trophy.
AIAA Executive Director Robert S. Dickman, stated: “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner promises to revolutionize commercial air travel. With its unique use of composite materials and state-of-the-art design, the Dreamliner will take passengers farther using less fuel than ever before in the annals of passenger flight. The Dreamliner’s efficiency over current operational performance promises not only great cost savings to today’s airlines, but a lessened environmental impact on our planet. In addition, the Dreamliner provides an exceptional improvement in passenger comfort. The AIAA salutes the Boeing Company and the thousands of men and women who made the 787 Dreamliner a reality, and congratulates them on their well deserved receipt of the Robert J. Collier trophy.”
The Robert J. Collier Trophy Award was established in 1912 by Robert J. Collier, publisher and pioneer aviation enthusiast, as the Aero Club of America Trophy. It is presented annually by the National Aeronautics Association, and recognizes the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, or safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year. Past recipients include: The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s X-2 Technology Demonstrator Team; The International Space Station; and Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company, Pratt & Whitney, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Raytheon Corporation, BAE Systems, and the United States Air Force for the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.