14 June 2018
Library-of-Flight-LogoAIAA President John Langford has formally appointed Paul Park as the new editor-in-chief of the Library of Flight book series, succeeding Edward “Ned” Allen. Information about the Library of Flight, including a list of current titles can be found in Aerospace Research Central https://arc.aiaa.org/.

Mr. Park currently is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas Arlington in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, following a 40-year career as an aerospace engineer employed by Boeing, General Dynamics/Lockheed, Bell Helicopter, and Orbital ATK. He holds engineering degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and Stanford University.

An ad hoc search committee was appointed by the Publications Committee chair, John Daily, to evaluate applicants for the position. Mr. Park was chosen from among an exceptional field of candidates and will serve as the second editor-in-chief for the series, following the long and productive tenure of Dr. Allen, who served as the editor beginning in 2006 when the series was officially launched.

Mr. Park’s enduring interest in the history of aerospace attracted him to the position. His goals for the series include encouraging more titles on recent aerospace developments, as well as continuing to promote works that cover the human history of aircraft and space program development that have always been part of the Library of Flight. He is committed to the hard work of acquiring and developing manuscripts for the series, and his long career in aerospace and interest in educating the broader public about the industry will contribute to the continued success of the Library of Flight.