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AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence

Established in 1998, the AIAA Foundation Award for Excellence acknowledges outstanding achievements by individuals or groups in the aerospace community. Eligible nominees will offer a unique achievement or extraordinary lifetime contributions inspiring the global aerospace community. For more information, please visit The next award will be presented during the AIAA Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala on 15 May 2019 in Washington, D.C. Nomination Deadline: 11 January 2019
  • 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.