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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aircraft Operations Award

The Aircraft Operations Award, established by the Board of Directors in 1993, was presented to recognize significant accomplishments of one or more individuals that result in increased safety, improved economics, and efficiencies of aircraft operations where the human interface exists. This award was discontinued in 2005.
  • Full Name: Herbert D Kelleher
  • AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership in the safe and profitable commercial transport operations of the Southwest Airlines fleet over the past decade