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Air and Space Leader
Christopher K. Nelson
Fred Herzner had a distinguished 38-year engineering career at GE Aircraft Engines, retiring in 2003 as the Chief Engineer. His early career involved the development and application of high temperature turbine design technology, advanced military engine systems, and high bypass commercial engine applications that have become the standards of the industry. He received Aircraft Engine's most prestigious award, P. T. Egbert award, in 1994 for outstanding technical achievement at GE Aircraft Engines.
Fred has been an avid aviation participant throughout his career and a licensed pilot for the past 13 years.
During Fred's tenure as GE Aircraft Engines' Chief Engineer, he was a leader in improving standards for commercial flight safety and airworthiness requirements, implementing internal procedures for evaluating and controlling safety risks, and promoting industry-wide safety improvements. He earned the respect of both customers and regulatory agencies with his safety consciousness and sound technical judgments.