Distinguished aircraft designer Genrikh Novozhilov is awarded the I class order «For Merit to the Fatherland»

10 March 2016

With this award President Putin honoured lasting creative work of Genrikh Novozhilov, Ilyushin Design Bureau General Designer from 1970 to 2005, member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, two-time Hero of Socialist Labour.

«For prominent services to the State and major contribution in the development of aviation industry award I class order «For Merit to the Fatherland» to Genrikh Novozhilov» – reads the decree of the President.

The award ceremony took place on March 10, 2016 in Ekaterininsky Hall of the Kremlin. While presenting the award Vladimir Putin pointed out that Genrikh Novozhilov was the head of Ilyushin Design Bureau for many years and was among the originators of development of advanced modifications of the legendary «Il». And today, despite his venerable age, he continues his work.

In his answering speech Genrikh Novozhilov thanked Vladimir Putting for the high award and for the expressed confidence.

OJSC «Il» management and employees congratulate Genrikh Novozhilov, wish him good health and new creative achievements!