Howard Hughes Award

Howard Hughes Award

The Howard Hughes Award is given for an outstanding improvement in fundamental vertical flight technology brought to fruition during the preceding year. The award is intended to foster accomplishments in the basic science and technology disciplines of the vertical flight community, such as aerodynamics, dynamics, structures, propulsion, human factors, electronics, simulation, testing and systems integration. The award was established in 1977 by Hughes Helicopters to honor the memory of Howard Hughes and his pioneering accomplishments in aviation.

2015
  • Sikorsky's MATRIX Technology Team
 
 
 
2014
  • NRTC/VLC High Fidelity Icing Analysis and Validation Team
 
 
 
2013
  • Active Ground Resonance Stability Augmentation Design & Test Team
 
 
 
2012
  • Eurocopter X3 Team
 
 
 
2011
  • Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Team
 
 
 
2010
  • AH-64D Apache Block III Development Team including members of the U.S. Army, the Boeing Company, and Northstar Aerospace Corporation.
 
 
 
2009
  • Smart Rotor Team
 
 
 
2008
  • U.S. Army Network Centric Operations (NCO) Technology Development Team, consisting of the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD), AMRDEC Aviation Systems Integration Facility (ASIF), The Boeing Company and Rockwell Collins.
 
 
 
2007
  • Army/NASA/Bell QTR Aeroelastic Test Team
 
 
 
2006
  • Sikorsky Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS) Development Team
 
 
 
2005
  • The Sikorsky Active Vibration Control Team
 
 
 
2004
  • Higher Harmonic Control Aeroacoustic Rotor (HART II) Test and Analysis Team
 
 
 
2003
  • The Sikorsky S-92 Flaw Tolerance Design and Test Team
 
 
 
2002
  • The NASA Tiltrotor Aeronautics Code (TRAC) System Development Team
 
 
 
2001
  • The Sikorsky/Honeywell S-76 Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) Team
 
 
 
2000
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1999
  • Dennis P. McGuire
 
 
 
1998
  • The Japan OHX Engineering Team
 
 
 
1997
  • US Army/Boeing/Sikorsky Comanche Team
 
 
 
1996
  • Advanced Technologies Inc.
 
 
 
1995
  • The Sikorsky Aircraft Advanced Growth Blade Team
 
 
 
1994
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Helicopter Design and Development Team
 
 
 
1993
  • AATD D/NAPS Team
 
 
 
1992
  • Boeing-Sikorsky Fantail Team
 
 
 
1991
  • Dr. W.J. McCroskey
 
 
 
1990
  • Alan E. Staple and Stephen P. King
 
 
 
1989
  • AHS/NASA Rotorcraft Noise Reduction Team
 
 
 
1988
  • Boeing Helicopters 360 Team
 
 
 
1987
  • McDonnell Douglas NOTAR Team
 
 
 
1986
  • Dennis R. Halwes
 
 
 
1985
  • Michael E. Tauber
 
 
 
1984
  • Tommie L. Wood and Donald L. Bloom
 
 
 
1983
  • Dr. C. Eugene Hammond
 
 
 
1982
  • Dr. Fredric H. Schmitz
 
 
 
1981
  • Robert A. Ormiston
 
 
 
1980
  • Leone U. Dadone
 
 
 
1979
  • Anton J. Landgrebe
 
 
 
1978
  • John F. Ward