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 18 months. 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.


Award winners

2018 - The AACUS Development Team

2017 - CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Development Team

2016 - Multi-Role Rotor-Adaptive Performance Team

2015 - MATRIX Technology Team

2014 - High Fidelity Icing Analysis and Validation Team

2013 - Active Ground Resonance Stability Augmentation Design & Test Team

2012 - X3 Team

2011 - X2 Technology Demonstrator Team

2010 - AH-64D Apache Block III Development Team

2009 - Smart Rotor Team

2008 - US Army Network Centric Operations (NCO) Technology Development Team

2007 - QTR Aeroelastic Test Team

2006 - Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS) Development Team

2005 - The Active Vibration Control Team

2004 - Higher Harmonic Control Aeroacoustic Rotor (HART II) Test and Analysis Team

2003 - Sikorsky S-92 Flaw-Tolerance Design and Test Team

2002 - NASA Tiltrotor Aeroacoustic Code Team -TRAC Team

2001 - The Sikorsky/ Honeywell S-76 Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System Team

2000 - No Award Presented

1999 - Dennis P. McGuire

1998 - Japan OHX Engineering Team

1997 - Comanche Team

1996 - Advanced Technologies Inc.

1995 - Aircraft Advanced Growth Blade Team

1994 - Special Operations Helicopter Design and Development Team

1993 - AATD D/NAPS Team

1992 - Fantail Team

1991 - Dr. W.J. McCroskey

1990 - Alan E. Staple and Stephen P. King

1989 - Rotorcraft Noise Reduction Team

1988 - 360 Team

1987 - 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