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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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    CONTACT: John Blacksten
    703.264.7532
    johnb@aiaa.org

    AIAA Announces Its Class of 2019 Fellows and Honorary Fellows

    Three Honorary Fellows and 29 Fellows Selected

    February 4, 2019 – Reston, Va. –The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected its Class of 2019 AIAA Fellows and Honorary Fellows. The induction ceremony for the new Fellows and Honorary Fellows will take place on 15 May 2019 at the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

    The AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala is an annual black-tie event that recognizes the most influential and inspiring individuals in aerospace, whose outstanding contributions merit the highest accolades.

    “The 50th anniversary of the lunar landing is a fitting backdrop for this year’s class of Honorary Fellows and Fellows,” said John Langford, AIAA president. “While we always celebrate what—and who—came before us, as aerospace professionals we are always looking ahead to the next challenge. Because of the dedication, leadership and vision of these new inductees, the aerospace industry is moving forward by leaps and bounds. AIAA offers our sincere admiration for their hard work and congratulates the members of the 2019 Class on their achievements.”

    Honorary Fellow is the highest distinction conferred by AIAA and recognizes preeminent individuals who have had long and highly contributory careers in aerospace and who embody the highest possible standards in aeronautics and astronautics.

    The 2019 Honorary Fellows are:

    G. Scott Hubbard

    Stanford University

    Dennis A. Muilenburg

    The Boeing Company

    Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski

    U.S. Air Force (retired)


    AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

    The 2019 Fellows are:

    Michael Amitay

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Ella M. Atkins

    University of Michigan

    Bradley D. Belcher

    Rolls-Royce Corporation

    Isaiah M. Blankson

    NASA Glenn Research Center

    Robert A. Canfield

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Meelan M. Choudhari

    NASA Langley Research Center

    Noel T. Clemens

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Fayette S. Collier

    NASA Langley Research Center

    Henry B. Garrett

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

    Gregory L. Hyslop

    The Boeing Company

    D. Keoki Jackson

    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Moriba K. Jah

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Larry D. James

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

    Rakesh K. Kapania

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    James A. Keenan

    U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC)

    James A. Kenyon

    Pratt & Whitney

    David H. Klyde

    Systems Technology, Inc.

    Marc W. Kniskern

    Sandia National Laboratories

    Mark S. Miller

    Dynetics, Inc.

    Wing Ng

    Techsburg, Inc.

    Mark A. Pasquale

    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    Mostafa Rassaian

    The Boeing Company (retired)

    D. Brett Ridgely

    Raytheon Company

    Hanspeter Schaub

    University of Colorado Boulder

    Jaiwon Shin

    NASA Headquarters

    James E. Vasatka

    The Boeing Company (retired)

    Karen E. Willcox

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Thomas R. Yechout

    U.S. Air Force Academy

    Xinguo Zhang

    Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) / Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE)

     


    In 1933, Orville Wright became AIAA’s first Honorary Fellow. Today, AIAA Honorary Fellows and AIAA Fellows are the most respected names in the aerospace industry. For more information on AIAA’s Honors Program, or the AIAA Honorary Fellows or Fellows Program, please contact Patricia A. Carr at 703.264.7523 or triciac@aiaa.org


    About AIAA

    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace technical society. With nearly 30,000 individual members from 85 countries, and 95 corporate members, AIAA brings together industry, academia, and government to advance engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit  www.aiaa.org, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.


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