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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: Solar Impulse Aircraft Design Team
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For the innovative design of a piloted all-electric aircraft with multiple day-night capability, proven by global circumnavigation on solar power, including transoceanic legs.