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2014-04-10 16:20:32

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and industry recognized for outstanding achievement in aeronautics ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team to receive the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy, aviation's highest honor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at...

2013-05-09 20:21:16

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) will present its Robert J. Collier Trophy to the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Team of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in...

2013-04-08 16:20:13

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company [NYSE: LMT] announced that Jeff Babione has been selected to serve as vice president and deputy program manager of the F-35 Lightning II program. Bridget Lauderdale, vice president and general manager of Aeronautics Operations, will lead the F-16/F-22 Integrated Fighter Group (IFG) programs in an acting capacity until a permanent replacement for Babione is named. Both appointments are effective immediately....

NASA Legend Whitcomb Enters Aviation Hall Of Fame
2012-10-07 10:34:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Saturday, October 6, the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio, inducted a new class of "enshrinees." Among them was Richard T. Whitcomb, a NASA aeronautics engineer whose contributions made supersonic flight practical. Located at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, the National Aviation Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring those who have made unique contributions to America's rich legacy of...

2012-03-14 13:54:00

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn., March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation congratulates The Boeing Company on selection of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner as the 2011 Robert J. Collier Trophy recipient. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "We congratulate Boeing on this prestigious achievement, which recognizes the 787 Dreamliner's technological excellence and its broad impact on the aeronautical industry," said Bob Leduc, president,...

2012-03-13 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner has won the 2011 Robert J. Collier Trophy, one of the aerospace industry's most prestigious honors for excellence. The award places the ultra fuel-efficient Dreamliner in an exclusive group of pioneers that revolutionized air travel. "We were very pleased with this year's slate of nominations - all of them were impressive, inspirational, and innovative and certainly represent the future of aviation and aerospace,"...

2012-01-03 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aviation Week has selected Louis R. Chenevert, chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), parent company to aerospace giants Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky and Hamilton Sundstrand, as its 2011 Person of the Year. With a series of bold--and surprising--deals, Chenevert ensured Pratt & Whitney's resurgence, while reinvigorating UTC as a force to be reckoned with in the aerospace and defense (A&D) industries. Complete coverage of the Person...

2011-12-19 10:24:00

HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aeronautics engineer Richard T. Whitcomb, whose legendary research contributions at NASA's Langley Research Center made supersonic flight practical, will soon join other aerospace pioneers in the National Aviation Hall of Fame, located at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The National Aviation Hall of Fame just announced Whitcomb,...

2011-06-17 12:00:00

PARIS, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) has been recognized for its role as part of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy-winning Sikorsky X2 Technology(TM) demonstrator team, providing its SmartProbe® air data systems and engine controls to the speed record-breaking aircraft. The X2 Technology demonstrator team received the award after the aircraft successfully achieved a speed of 250 knots true air speed in level flight,...

2011-05-06 14:35:00

STRATFORD, Conn., May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautics Association (NAA) Thursday night presented the prestigious Robert J. Collier Trophy to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. at a ceremony at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The trophy, awarded annually to recognize the greatest achievements in aeronautics or astronautics in America, was presented to Sikorsky President Jeffrey P. Pino who accepted on behalf of the company's X2 Technology((TM)) demonstrator team and...