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    Elaine Camhi Announces Retirement from Editor-in-Chief Position at Aerospace America Magazine
    Led Magazine for Over 22 Years

    June 26, 2013 – Reston, Va. – Elaine Camhi, the editor-in-chief of Aerospace America magazine, a publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), has announced her retirement from the magazine, effective July 19.

    “For over 22 years Elaine Camhi has served the aerospace community tirelessly as the Editor-In-Chief of Aerospace America Magazine,” said AIAA President Mike Griffin. “On her watch, she has led the magazine’s coverage of the community’s triumphs, like the Mars Curiosity Rover, as well as some of its darkest hours, like the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. Through it all, Elaine has ensured that Aerospace America’s staff constantly presented the facts of all matters, great or small, in a concise, insightful, and impactful manner. And while we will miss Elaine’s leadership, insight, and wit, AIAA wishes her nothing but the best in her well-earned retirement.”

    Camhi began her career as a managing editor with Aerospace America in January, 1986, and was promoted to the editor-in-chief position in July, 1991. Her successor has not yet been named.

    Aerospace America, AIAA’s monthly magazine, reaches nearly 35,000 aerospace professionals – including every AIAA member, congressional offices on Capitol Hill, and hundreds of engineering and aerospace libraries worldwide. For more information on Aerospace America, please visit


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