Robert L. Pinckney Award
The Robert L. Pinckney Award is given for a notable achievement in manufacturing research and development for vertical flight aircraft or components brought to fruition in the preceding year. The Award was created by Boeing in 1995 to honor the memory of Robert L. Pinckney, an eminent manufacturing engineer.
2015 - S-97 Raider Helicopter Fuselage Development Team
2014 - H-1 Pourable Foam Stiffened Structure (PFSS) Team
2013 - V-22 Large Cell Composite Core Flaperon Team
2012 - CH-53K Virtual Design Team, NAVAIR / Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
2011 - No Award Presented
2010 - PROMETAL RCT/Sikorsky Digital Casting Team
2009 - US Army (AATD) / Sikorsky RDS-21 (Face Gear) Development Team
2008 - US Army / Sikorsky Survivable Affordable Repairable Airframe Program (SARAP) Virtual Prototype and Validation Development Team
2007 - Paul Oldroyd and Tricia Hiros, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
2006 - No Award Presented
2005 - The Sikorsky Composite Talicone/Stabilator Development Team
2004 - The Complex Composite Structural Concepts (CCSC) Team
2003 - NRTC/RITA Bell-Sikorsky High Speed Machining of Titanium Team consisting of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Kennametal Inc., Manufacturing Laboratories, Inc., the National Rotorcraft Technology Center (NRTC), Remelle Engineering and the Rotorcraft Industry Technology Association (RITA).
2002 - The Sikorsky Rotary Wing Structures Technology Demonstration (RWSTD) Team
2001 - Bell-Agusta 609 Wing Torque Integrated Product Team
2000 - Split Torque Transmission Team, consisting of Boeing-Mesa, Derlan Aerospace Canada, DARPA, and NASA Glenn Research Center
1999 - The S-92 Development Team
1998 - The Tandem Rotor Program Producibility Team
1997 - V-22 Airframe Integrated Product Team
1996 - Boeing-Sikorsky RAH 66 Comanche Precision Manufacturing Team