Igor I. Sikorsky International Trophy

Igor I. Sikorsky International Trophy

The Igor I. Sikorsky International Trophy, created by Sikorsky Aircraft in 1961, honors the memory of a true pioneer in aeronautics, an extraordinary engineer, designer, entrepreneur, and occasional test pilot, responsible for transforming the helicopter from the realm of the experimental to the reality of the production line. The award is given to the company or consortium that designs and builds a helicopter establishing an official world record during the preceding year in the official E-1 categories prescribed by the rules of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

2018
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2017
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2016
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2015
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2014
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2013
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2012
  • Gamera Team
  • University of Maryland

On July 13, 2011, the human powered helicopter Gamera achieved lift-off and hovered for 11.4 seconds, setting a new U.S. national duration record. Additionally the flight was also a record for duration of a human powered helicopter flown by a woman. These records were certified by the FAI
 
 
2011
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2010
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2009
  • AgustaWestland
 
 
2008
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
 
 
2007
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2006
  • Eurocopter

Production of its AS350B3 – piloted by test pilot Didier Delsalle – established a new altitude record on May 14, 2005 by landing on ths summit of Mt. Everest.
 
 
2005
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2004
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2003
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2002
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2001
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
2000
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1999
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1998
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1997
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
  • Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the designer and manufacturer of the Bell 430 helicopter won for the flight piloted by Ron Bower and John Williams which established a new, around-the-world record for helicopters. Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., was first awardee of Sikorsky International Trophy this year.
 
  • Mr.Bruno Guimbal

The second awardee Mr. Bruno Guimbal was honored for setting a new world distance record in Category E-1(a) for light piston helicopters. Mr Guimbal designed and manufactured the Cabir helicopter which he flew from Paris to valence establishing a new FAI-certified world distance record of 481.23.
 
Mr. Guimbai designed and manufactured the Cabir helicopter which he flew from Paris to Valence establishing a new FAI-certified world distance record of 481.23 kilometers.
 
1996
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1995
  • Bell Helicopter Textron - Canada
 
 
 
1994
  • Global Helicopter Technology and LHTEC
 
 
 
1993
  • Andrew Logan
  • Vice President, Commercial Programs
  • McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems

For the MDHS 520N NOTAR speed record.
 
 
 
1992
  • Eurocopter France
 
 
 
1991
  • Robinson Helicopter Co.

For the second year in a row for establishing three more world records.
 
 
 
1990
  • Robinson Helicopter Co.

In recognition of the clean sweep of all Class E-la light helicopter records now held by the Robinson R22.
 
 
1989
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1988
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1987
  • Westland Helicopters Ltd.
 
 
1986
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1985
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1984
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1983
  • H. Ross Perot, Jr. and Jay W. Coburn

Perot and Coburn were honored in recognition of their completion of the first ever around the world helicopter flight, which demonstrated their courage and skill as pilots and the durability and versatility of the helicopter.
 
 
1982
  • Sikorsky Aircraft

In recognition of the twelve class records, oneof which was an official Class E-1 record which includes all helicopters, set by their S-76 helicopter. This award is presented to the company that designs and builds a helicopter that establishes an official record.
 
Official observers of the record setting flights said it was unprecedented to have a single aircraft set twelve records in such a short time period as five days. The flight crew included five Sikorsky pilots, Byron Graham, Bill Kramer, Nick Lappos, Dave Wright, and Tom Doyle, who accepted the trophy during the Forum.
 
1981
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1980
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1979
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1978
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1977
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1976
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1975
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1974
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1973
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1972
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Division
  • United Aircraft Corp.

For the World Altitude Record in Horizontal Flight without Payload 36,122 ft. established on November 5, 1971, by the CH-54B Helicopter.
 
Skkorsky Aircraft Div. of United Aircraft Corp. was awarded this trophy as designer and manufacturer of a helicopter that has established a new world record in the preceding calender year. It was on Oct 4, 1971, that a Sikorsky CH-54B, piloted by CWO James K. Church, USA, achieved a record altitude of 36,122 feet.
 
1971
  • Sikorsky Aircraft

For the 15/25 Km. speed record at 220.8 MPH taken by the S-67 Blackhawk helicopter which officially makes this aircraft the fastest pure helicopter in the world.
 
 
1970
  • Mikhail L. Mil Design Team
  • Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

For the establishment of an F.A.I. Category E-1 World Record "Greatest Load carried to an altitude of 2000 meters" of 40,204.5 kgs. (88,634 lbs.) on August 6, 1969.
 
 
1969
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1968
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1967
  • Aircraft Division
  • Hughes Tool Company

In recognition of outstanding achievement in the advancement of the helicopter art by the establishment of an official world record.
 
The Igor I. Sikorsky International Trophy presented to HUGHES TOOL COMPANY, AIRCRAFT DIVISION as designer and builder of the US Army OH-6A which established a new F. A. I. world helicopter record for distance in a straight line of 2213 miles, 6-7 April 1966.
 
1966
  • Aircraft Division
  • Hughes Tool Co.

As designer and builder of the U. S. Navy SH-3A, which established a new F.A.I. World Helicopter Record for Distance in a Straight Line of 2,105.4 miles, piloted by Cdr. James R. Williford and Lt. David A. Beil.
 
 
1965
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 
1964
  • Sud Aviation, Jean Boulet
  • Test Pilot

For the establishment of the 15/25 kilometer world speed record (FAI category E-1) of 350.4 KM/ HR (217.7 MPH) on July 23, 1963.
 
 
1963
  • Lt. Robert W. Crafton, Capt. Louis K. Keck
  • US Navy, US Marine Corps, and Naval Air Test Center

For the establishment of the 15/25 kilometer speed record on 5 February, 1962; 339 KPH (210.6 MPH).
 
 
1962
  • Mikhail L. Mil Design Team
  • Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant

For the establishment of the 15/25 kilometer speed record on 28 September, 1961; 320 KPH (198.8 MPH).
 
 
1961
  • No Award Presented
 
 
 

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