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Bruce Aubin Receives 2003 SAE/AIAA William Littlewood Memorial Lecture

Warrendale, PA, July 28, 2003 - Mr. Bruce Aubin, Senior Vice President of Maintenance Operations (retired) at US Airways, has been selected to receive the 2003 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/ American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) William Littlewood Memorial Lecture. He will be presented the award on Wednesday, September 10 during the 2003 SAE Aerospace Congress and Exhibition (ACE) at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

This award, established in 1971, recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of air transport engineering. The award perpetuates the memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever to serve as president of both SAE (1954) and the AIAA. He was renowned for his contributions to the design of, and operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft.

Aubin has dedicated over 50 years of service to the advancement of aerospace engineering. After serving as the 1993 SAE President, Aubin still remains extremely active in the society by holding leadership positions as Chair of the SAE Aerospace Program Office and Vice Chair of the SAE Foundation Canada Board of Directors. He is also a Fellow of SAE, Royal Aeronautical Society, Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute, and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is listed in Who's Who in Engineering and has been honored with several awards including the SAE Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award, SAE Marvin Whitlock Award, SAE Forest R. McFarland Award, ATA "Nuts and Bolts" Award, and the Landry Award.

Aubin holds a bachelor's in aeronautical engineering from St. Louis University and a master's in business administration from McGill University in Montreal.

He currently resides in St. Catherine, Ontario with his wife Nancy.

For more information, contact Lori Pail, SAE Awards and Scholarships Program Manager, at 724.772.8534 or