AHS Press Releases

Press Release Archives: 2011-2014

AHS International Announces Winner of 2017 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award, June 30, 2017

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at AHS International's 73rd AHS Annual Forum and Technology Display. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2017 Board of Directors Election Results, April 27, 2017

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, is pleased to announce the election results for its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. The following members of the Board's Executive Committee were elected for the one-year term of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 [PDF]

AHS International Supports Uber’s Vision of Electric VTOL Revolution Underway in Vertical Take-off and Landing Technology, April 25, 2017

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, applauds Uber Technologies for its bold plan to transform urban transportation with electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2017 Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards, March 27, 2017

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, today announced the 2017 recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, AHS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2017 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, March 24, 2017

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, is very pleased to announce its 2017 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. Twenty-four scholarships totaling $80,000 were awarded this year to some of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. [PDF]

AHS International Accounces Winners of the 33rd Annual Student Design Competition, August 12, 2016

AHS International today announces the winners of the 33rd Student Design Competition: University of Maryland won first place in the graduate category and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) came in first in the undergraduate category. [PDF]

AHS International Announces Winner of 2016 Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award, July 12, 2016

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — announced today the winner of the Society's prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper at the 72nd AHS Annual Forum and Technology Display. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 4th Annual MAV Student Challenge Results, May 17, 2016

AHS International hosted the 4th annual electric-powered VTOL Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge on May 16, 2016, as part of the AHS International 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2016 Board of Directors Election Results, May 4, 2016

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — is pleased to announce the election results for its 2016-2017 Board of Directors. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2016 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, April 12, 2016

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — is pleased to announce its 2016 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. A total of 24 scholarships were awarded this year to some of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. VFF scholarships this year totaled $74,000. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2016 Lichten Award Winners, April 6, 2016

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical awards. The overall winner and the runner-up will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, during AHS International’s 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2016 Recipients of its Prestigious Awards, March 15, 2016

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the 2016 recipients of its prestigious awards program, which has, since its establishment in 1944, paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. [PDF]

AHS, VLC Join Forces to Win Major New Funding for Future Vertical Lift, December 18, 2015

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International and the Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC) are pleased to announce that Congress added new funding for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) research and development (R&D) effort in the defense portion of the year-end Omnibus spending bill for Fiscal Year 2016. It is the second straight year that Congress strongly supported FVL. [PDF]

AHS International Announces Winner of 2016 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lecturship, October 29, 2015

AHS International announced today that Mr. Tom L. Wood, Chief Technologist at Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., has been selected for the prestigious 2016 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. [PDF]

AHS International Awards $12,000 in Prizes in 32nd Annual Student Design Competition, August 20, 2015

AHS International today announces the winners of the 32nd Student Design Competition: University of Maryland won first place in the graduate category and the Georgia Institute of Technology/ Middle East Technical University (METU) Team “Air Buzz” came in first in the undergraduate category. The Boeing Company sponsored the competition with $10,000 in prize money plus $2,000 in travel stipends. [PDF]

AHS International Announces Winner of 2015 Alfred Gessow Best Forum Paper Award, June 23, 2015

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, announces today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper presented at the AHS International 71st Annual Forum and Technology DisplayThe winning paper is "A Smart Position Sensor for Articulated Rotors," by Troy Schank and Kynn Schulte, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [PDF]

Georgia Tech Wins AHS International 3rd Annual MAV Student Challenge, May 12, 2015

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, is pleased to announce the results of the 3rd Annual Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2015 Special Awards Winners, April 9, 2015

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical awards and its annual membership awards. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2015 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, April 2, 2015

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – is pleased to announce its 2015 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. A total of 22 scholarships were awarded this year to some of the world’s most talented engineering students interested in vertical flight. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2015 Recipients of its Prestigious Awards, March 13, 2015

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the 2015 recipients of its prestigious awards program, which has, since its establishment in 1944, paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. [PDF]

AHS International Recognized for Excellence in Communications, January 12, 2015

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announces that its Executive Director, Mike Hirschberg, has been recognized for excellence in communications.... Hirschberg was the winner of the Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. [PDF]