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Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is planning for a new heliport with direct access to the emergency department at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Construction on the heliport – to be located on land at the rear of the hospital near the emergency department, operating room and intensive care unit – is expected to begin late… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 10-Apr-17

AHS announce Keynote Speaker for 73rd Annual Forum

AHS announce Keynote Speaker for 73rd Annual Forum

AHS International’s 73rd Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The three-days of technical sessions will include some 250 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems. In addition, Forum 73 will feature invited presentations and discussions by leaders in industry and government. AHS International… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 31-Jan-17

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AHS Remembers Jim Kagdis

AHS Remembers Jim Kagdis

Jim Kagdis, 59, passed away on Sept. 15, 2016, after a 20-year battle against pheochromocytoma (PCC), a rare tumor of the adrenal glands. Raised in Edison, New Jersey, James Ayoub Kagdis graduated from St. Pius X High School and earned his BA in History from Wagner College on Staten Island, New York; he was a… Read more »

Source: AHS, 05-Oct-16

AHS seeks nominations for 2017 Nikolsky Lectureship

AHS seeks nominations for 2017 Nikolsky Lectureship

The Nikolsky Lectureship is bestowed upon an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development, and is skilled at communicating his or her technical knowledge and experience. The selected lecturer will give the one hour plenary presentation to the 73rd Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas… Read more »

Source: AHS, 22-Aug-16

Call for AHS Nikolsky Nomination

Call for AHS Nikolsky Nomination

The Nikolsky Lectureship is bestowed upon an individual who has a highly distinguished career in vertical flight aircraft research and development, and is skilled at communicating his or her technical knowledge and experience. The selected lecturer will give the one hour plenary presentation to the 73rd Annual Forum & Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas… Read more »

Source: AHS, 15-Jul-16

AHS Recognizes Tandem Rotor Heritage Site

AHS Recognizes Tandem Rotor Heritage Site

On Friday, June 17, 2016, AHS International unveiled a marker at the location of the development and production of the tandem rotor helicopter in Springfield, Pennsylvania. The site’s selection had been previously announced as the fifth AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site. The Vertical Flight Heritage Sites program is intended to recognize and help preserve locations with the most… Read more »

Source: AHS, 22-Jun-16

AHS Mourns the Loss of Glid Doman

AHS Mourns the Loss of Glid Doman

Glidden (Glid) Sweet Doman, 95, a pioneer in the American helicopter industry, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was an Emeritus Member of AHS International, having joined the then-American Helicopter Society in 1945. Doman was born in Syracuse, NY on January 28, 1921 and grew up in nearby Elbridge. In his teens, he built motorized… Read more »

Source: AHS, 12-Jun-16

AHS announces 2016 Lichten Award Winners

AHS announces 2016 Lichten Award Winners

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…. Read more »

Source: AHS, 23-May-16

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Sikorsky and AHS issue challenge with $50K prize

Sikorsky and AHS issue challenge with $50K prize

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, (NYSE: LMT) and the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International today announced the Sikorsky-AHS “Hover for a Day” Challenge, a new competition to demonstrate a game-changing level of efficiency in rotorcraft with a $50,000 prize at stake. Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development team within Sikorsky’s Engineering & Technology group, is working… Read more »

Source: AHS, 19-May-16

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AHS Announces 2016 Board of Directors

AHS Announces 2016 Board of Directors

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — is pleased to announce the election results for its 2016-2017 Board of Directors. The following members of the Board’s Executive Committee were elected for the one-year term of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017: Chair: Jean-Brice Dumont — Airbus Helicopters, Chief Technical Officer and Executive Vice-President of Engineering… Read more »

Source: AHS, 06-May-16

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Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) today announced that it has received the 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from the American Helicopter Society International (“AHS International”) in recognition of the quality, innovation and cost-effective technology of its products. The AHA International Supplier Excellence Award is given to companies that make a notable contribution to improving the state… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 08-Apr-16

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AHS congratulates 2016 Award Recipients

AHS congratulates 2016 Award Recipients

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — has 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. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May… Read more »

Source: AHS, 18-Mar-16

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AHS Board nominations due this week

AHS Board nominations due this week

AHS International is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors for the term July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018 for the following regions: Mideast U.S. Region (including the Philadelphia and Erie Chapters, and all surrounding areas) Southeast U.S. Region (including the Federal City, Patuxent River, Hampton Roads and Cherry Point Chapters, and all surrounding areas) Southwest U.S. Region (including the… Read more »

Source: AHS, 22-Feb-16

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Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Due Feb. 3

Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Applications Now Due Feb. 3

Students have until Wednesday, February 3 at 11:59 ET (GMT-5) to submit their VFF scholarship applications and all supporting materials, including letters of recommendations. Don’t miss your opportunity to compete for one of our coveted VFF scholarships! Please download and review the Guidelines for Student Application, the VFF Application fillable PDF, and the Guideline for Professor Recommendation documents from www.vtol.org/vff as… Read more »

Source: AHS, 03-Feb-16

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Deadline for 4th Annual AHS MAV Student Challenge approaches

Deadline for 4th Annual AHS MAV Student Challenge approaches

MAV Student Teams! This is a reminder to submit your Team Information Form for the 4th Annual AHS MAV Student Challenge by Friday, January 22. Finalists will be selected in the next three months to participate in the final fly off at the 72nd Annual Forum in West Palm Beach, Florida. Up to $10,000 in… Read more »

Source: AHS, 13-Jan-16

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Help foster vertical flight talent of tomorrow

Help foster vertical flight talent of tomorrow

As the Chair of the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) for 2015-2016, I would like to ask for your support in fostering tomorrow’s vertical flight talent. The VFF scholarship fund, administered by the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, has awarded more than 450 scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate engineering students since 1977. Past recipients have… Read more »

Source: AHS, 03-Dec-15

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AHS launches Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge 2016

AHS launches Micro Air Vehicle Student Challenge 2016

The 2016 competition rules are now available! The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International invites student teams to participate in the 4th Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge. This electric-powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) MAV competition awards prizes for both “form” and “function” of the MAV. With respect to “form,” teams with unique, innovative and robust… Read more »

Source: AHS, 30-Nov-15

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Bell Chief Technologist Selected for Prestigious Lectureship

Bell Chief Technologist Selected for Prestigious Lectureship

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Tom L. Wood, Bell Helicopter’s chief technologist, has been awarded the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International’s 2016 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. The annual Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship is given to an individual who reflects the highest ideals, goals and achievements in the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 29-Oct-15

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Register for the Upcoming AHS Rotorcraft Propulsion Meeting

Register for the Upcoming AHS Rotorcraft Propulsion Meeting

The theme of the conference is “Innovative Propulsion Technologies Enabling Affordable Solutions for Next Generation Rotorcraft.” The meeting will consist of five unclassified, unrestricted sessions that will cover present research and development goals and accomplishments as well as futuristic ideas in rotorcraft propulsion for both manned and unmanned systems. The keynote presentation is by Dr…. Read more »

Source: AHS, 02-Oct-15

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AHS announces Free Paper of the Month

AHS announces Free Paper of the Month

The August Paper of the Month is now available – free for members: “A Toolbox for Rotorcraft Preliminary Design,” by Max Lier, Alex Krenik, Philipp Kunze, Dieter Kohlgrüber, Marius Lützenburger and Dominik Schwinn, German Aerospace Center (DLR). It was selected as a best paper of the Aircraft Design sessions at Forum 71 (May 2015), as… Read more »

Source: AHS, 10-Aug-15

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AHS appoint new Membership Director

AHS appoint new Membership Director

Hi! I’d like to introduce myself. I’m Valerie Sheehan, your new Director of Membership. I just started on Monday July 13, and I am very excited to join the AHS International staff. I have worked in non-profit organizations for many years and in a number of different roles. My favorite has always been the one… Read more »

Source: AHS, 31-Jul-15

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AHS announces Florida location for Forum 72

AHS announces Florida location for Forum 72

AHS International is now hard at work planning the next Annual Forum! Forum 72 will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida with the theme of “Leveraging Emerging Technologies for Future Capabilities.” Palm Beach County boasts a strong aerospace presence with more than 600 aviation and aerospace companies, including Sikorsky,… Read more »

Source: AHS, 16-Jul-15

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Workshop on Transformative Vertical Flight Concepts announced

Workshop on Transformative Vertical Flight Concepts announced

AHS International, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) are co-sponsoring an exciting workshop on Transformative Vertical Flight Concepts at NASA Ames, in Mountain View, California on August 3rd and 4th. This two day workshop will give participants a chance to shape the transformative vertical flight… Read more »

Source: AHS, 14-Jul-15

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AHS creates new Membership Renewal Options

AHS creates new Membership Renewal Options

AHS International reminds our members of several new membership renewal options and benefits. For more details on these new membership renewal programs, go towww.vtol.org/renewals or contact the AHS Membership Team [email protected] x107. (Not a member? Join today!) Have you moved or changed email addresses? Now is a time of change for many members. Students graduate and/or move, with… Read more »

Source: AHS, 11-Jun-15

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LORD Corporation’s HMVS Technology Selected for AHS award

LORD Corporation’s HMVS Technology Selected for AHS award

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has received the 2015 American Helicopter Society (AHS International) Grover E. Bell Award as part of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor (HMVS) team. The team, comprised of LORD, the U.S. Army and Sikorsky Aircraft, received the award Wednesday for their… Read more »

Source: LORD, 12-May-15

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KUKA Systems Aerospace receives AHS Supplier Excellence Award

KUKA Systems Aerospace receives AHS Supplier Excellence Award

KUKA Systems Aerospace has received the American Helicopter Society International’s Supplier Excellence Award for its new assembly concept that will be used in building Bell Helicopter’s 525 Relentless. The award, presented at the charity’s annual awards banquet last night in Virginia Beach, VA, is given each year to a supplier “which through the quality of,… Read more »

Source: KUKA, 11-May-15

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NASA’s Langley Research Center Named Vertical Flight Heritage Site

NASA’s Langley Research Center Named Vertical Flight Heritage Site

NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, was recognized Friday for its decades of contributions to the advancement of helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft. In a ceremony at Langley’s Reid Conference Center, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden accepted the award on behalf of the agency from the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, the world’s only… Read more »

Source: NASA, 11-May-15

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NASA Langley to be Recognized for Advancing Helicopter Research

NASA Langley to be Recognized for Advancing Helicopter Research

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will be at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Friday, May 8 to participate in a ceremony recognizing Langley’s decades of contributions to improving helicopters and other vertical flight aircraft. edia are invited to attend the ceremony, which starts at 10 a.m. EDT During Friday’s ceremony, the American Helicopter Society… Read more »

Source: NASA, 05-May-15

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AHS International Announces New Board Members

AHS International Announces New Board Members

AHS International Chair of the Board Ed Birtwell, General Manager and VP of Turboshaft Engines at GE Aviation, today announced the results of the general elections for the AHS Board of Directors. The 2015-2016 Executive Committee members, beginning their one-year term on July 1, are as follows: Mick Maurer, previously the President of AHS International, is the… Read more »

Source: AHS, 30-Apr-15

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AHS International Announces 2015 Special Awards Winners

AHS International Announces 2015 Special Awards Winners

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical awards and its annual membership awards. These winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 during AHS International’s 71st Annual Forum and Technology Display in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA…. Read more »

Source: AHS, 17-Apr-15

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AHS Announces 2015 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

AHS Announces 2015 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

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. VFF scholarships this year totaled $68,000. “Over the past five years,” said AHS International Executive… Read more »

Source: AHS, 07-Apr-15

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Bill Chiles Receives AgustaWestland International Fellowship Award

Bill Chiles Receives AgustaWestland International Fellowship Award

The American Helicopter Society International recognizes Bristow CEO Emeritus in its 2015 Awards Program The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International recognized Bristow CEO Emeritus Bill Chiles with the AgustaWestland International Fellowship Award for his “significant contributions to international vertical flight cooperation” in its 2015 Awards Program. According to the AHS press release, Bill “has long… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 19-Mar-15

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AHS International Announces 2015 Recipients of its Prestigious Awards

AHS International Announces 2015 Recipients of its Prestigious Awards

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. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday,… Read more »

Source: AHS, 17-Mar-15

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AHS’ Hirschberg Reviews Lobbying and Noise Reduction Campaigns

AHS’ Hirschberg Reviews Lobbying and Noise Reduction Campaigns

Mike Hirschberg, executive director of AHS International (the American Helicopter Society), outlined some of the ways that his organisation was helping both the civil and military helicopter industries. He said that through his organisation’s lobbying, NASA Aeronautics had received an extra $7 million in funding for its rotorcraft S&T (science and technology) budget in FY15,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-15

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Airworthiness, CBM, and HUMS Specialists’ Meeting

Airworthiness, CBM, and HUMS Specialists’ Meeting

Ed DiCampli, HAI’s COO; Harold Summers, director of flight operations & technical services; and Brian Haggerty, deputy director of flight operations & technical services, took part in the biannual Technical Specialists’ Meeting on Airworthiness, Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) in Huntsville, Alabama, Feb. 9-11. The meeting, sponsored by The… Read more »

Source: Rotor News, 16-Feb-15

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AHS Forum 71 Preliminary Technical Paper Schedule Now Available

AHS Forum 71 Preliminary Technical Paper Schedule Now Available

AHS International’s 71st Annual Forum and Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. 275 technical papers have been scheduled, as well as presentations from some 30 vertical flight leaders from industry, the US Department of Defense (DOD) and researchers from around the world. And leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities, and research… Read more »

Source: AHS, 04-Feb-15

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AHS launches propulsion event

AHS launches propulsion event

The AHS Southeast Region, the Hampton Roads Chapter of AHS International Specialists’ Meeting on Rotorcraft Propulsion will be held October 27-29, 2015.  The theme of the conference is “Innovative Propulsion Technologies Enabling Affordable Solutions for Next Generation Rotorcraft.”  The meeting will cover present research and development goals and accomplishments as well as futuristic ideas in… Read more »

Source: AHS, 02-Feb-15

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AHS Forum 71 Preliminary Paper Schedule Available

AHS Forum 71 Preliminary Paper Schedule Available

The Forum 71 Preliminary Technical Paper Schedule is now available! (NOTE: This schedule is based on abstract selection.  The final paper schedule will not be available until after the final paper submittal deadline.) AHS International’s 71st Annual Forum and Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The three-day meeting… Read more »

Source: AHS, 02-Feb-15

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AHS runs 32st Annual Student Design Competition

AHS runs 32st Annual Student Design Competition

Can you design a better drone than Amazon or Google? The AHS International Student Design Competition challenges students to design a vertical lift aircraft that meets specified requirements, providing a practical exercise for engineering students at accredited colleges and universities around the world. The competition promotes student interest in vertical flight technology. A total of $12,000… Read more »

Source: AHS, 28-Jan-15

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VFF Scholarship Application Deadline

VFF Scholarship Application Deadline

Students have until Saturday February 1 at midnight ET (GMT-5) to submit their VFF scholarship applications and all supporting materials, including letters of recommendations. Don’t miss your opportunity to compete for one of our coveted VFF scholarships. Please download and review the Guidelines for Student Application, the VFF Application fillable PDF, and the Guideline for Professor Recommendation documents… Read more »

Source: AHS, 25-Jan-15

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Deadline approaches for 3rd Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge

Deadline approaches for 3rd Annual Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge

MAV Student Teams! This is a reminder to submit your Team Information Form for the 3rd Annual AHS MAV Student Challenge by Friday, January 23. Finalists will be selected in the next three months to participate in the final fly off at the 71st Annual Forum in Virginia Beach, Virginia. A total of $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning teams…. Read more »

Source: AHS, 22-Jan-15

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AHS Awards Nominations Due Feb 9

AHS Awards Nominations Due Feb 9

Each year, AHS International members honor vertical flight’s best with nearly two dozen awards. February 9 is the deadline for this year’s nominations. Please recognize the efforts of your colleagues by submitting your nominations now. Since 1944, AHS’s awards have paid tribute to the world’s leaders in industry, government and academia. The latest awards will… Read more »

Source: AHS, 08-Jan-15

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AHS International has legislative success in Congress

AHS International has legislative success in Congress

AHS International is pleased to announce that our Congressional advocacy campaign for the 2015 US government fiscal year has been a success! The U.S. Congress reached a deal for the “cromnibus” spending plan on Tuesday, December 9, and signed by the President on Tuesday, December 16. As a result of AHS-led efforts, the budget includes… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 22-Dec-14

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Aerial Firefighters Winding Down An Active Western Wildfire Season

Aerial Firefighters Winding Down An Active Western Wildfire Season

Members of the American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Associaion (AHSAFA)  have generally reported greater utilization of fixed wing and helicopter assets, as highly destructive wildland fires raged across much of the Western US this year. “The amount of flying we have done during this year’s fire season has already exceeded what we did during… Read more »

Source: AHS & AFA, 30-Oct-14

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Friday is last day to sign up for AHS HELMOT XVI event

Friday is last day to sign up for AHS HELMOT XVI event

The 16th biennial Helicopter Military Operations Technology (HELMOT) XVI is being held by the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) on base at Ft. Eustis, Virginia in order to comply with current US government restrictions for this type of event. We regret to announce that there will be no unclassified sessions. There will be a single day… Read more »

Source: AHS, 22-Oct-14

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MAV Student Challenge Rules Announced

MAV Student Challenge Rules Announced

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is inviting student teams to participate in the 3rd annual electric-powered VTOL MAV Student Challenge. The competition is designed to award both “form” and “function” of the MAV. With respect to “form”, teams with unique, innovative and robust VTOL MAV air-vehicle design would be awarded points. With respect to “function”,… Read more »

Source: AHS, 21-Oct-14

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Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship awarded by AHS

Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship awarded by AHS

AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Dr. Robert A. Ormiston, US Army Emeritus Scientist, has been selected for the 2015 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. He was cited for “Dedicating over 40 years to analyzing and understanding critically important rotary wing aeromechanics phenomena.” The Nikolsky Lectureship is awarded to “an individual who… Read more »

Source: AHS, 21-Oct-14

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AHS is moving a few miles

AHS is moving a few miles

AHS International has sold its headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia and will be moving a few miles away. The existing buildings were antiquated and in constant need of repair. The new, leased spaces, though much smaller, feature a more modern IT infrastructure, and will be much more economical. Staff email addresses and phone numbers will remain… Read more »

Source: AHS, 09-Oct-14

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AHS Forum 71 abstracts due Friday

AHS Forum 71 abstracts due Friday

The AHS International 71st Annual Forum and Technology Display is the world’s leading international technical event for vertical flight technology. The three-day meeting will include more than 200 technical presentations on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems. The Technology Display, running concurrent with the Forum, is the most extensive exposition of cutting edge vertical flight… Read more »

Source: AHS, 09-Oct-14

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AHS Mourns the Passing of Ray Prouty

AHS Mourns the Passing of Ray Prouty

It is with great sadness that AHS International recognizes the passing of one of the rotorcraft community’s pioneers, Ray Prouty, who passed away on Friday, September 26. He was 88. In addition to his achievements in the technical field, Prouty was known for his generosity and commitment in sharing his knowledge with others, in particular… Read more »

Source: AHS, 09-Oct-14

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AHS Forum 71 abstract deadline extended

AHS Forum 71 abstract deadline extended

As a result of the earlier Forum 71 date and an earlier due date for the abstracts this year, a large number of abstracts have still not been approved for submittal by the responsible companies and agencies. Consequently, the deadline is being extended two weeks to Friday, October 10, 2014. Please use the abstract template provided and be sure… Read more »

Source: AHS, 24-Sep-14

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AHS Announces Student Design Competition RFP

AHS Announces Student Design Competition RFP

AHS International is proud to announce that the Request for Proposals for the 32nd Annual AHS International Student Design Competition, sponsored by The Boeing Company, is now posted at www.vtol.org/sdc. The 2015 challenge presented by The Boeing Company — entitled “Distributed Logistics in an Urban Setting Using Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” — was developed by the AHS International Student Design Competition… Read more »

Source: AHS, 04-Sep-14

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AHS Announces Student Design Competition RFP

AHS Announces Student Design Competition RFP

AHS International is proud to announce that the Request for Proposals for the 32nd Annual AHS International Student Design Competition, sponsored by The Boeing Company, is now posted at www.vtol.org/sdc. The 2015 challenge presented by The Boeing Company — entitled “Distributed Logistics in an Urban Setting Using Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” — was developed by… Read more »

Source: AHS, 29-Aug-14

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Aerial Firefighters Note Increasing Pacific Northwest Wildfire Activity

Aerial Firefighters Note Increasing Pacific Northwest Wildfire Activity

In what appears to be a record-setting year for wildland fires in the West, aerial firefighters are battling more wildfires in the Pacific Northwest states, and deploying their aircraft and crews accordingly. For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator’s… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-Aug-14

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St Louis University and Georgia Tech win 31st Annual AHS Student Design Competition

St Louis University and Georgia Tech win 31st Annual AHS Student Design Competition

The AHS International today announces the winners of the 31st Student Design Competition: St. Louis University came in first in the undergraduate category and Georgia Institute of Technology won first place in the graduate category. In addition, the award sponsor, AgustaWestland, has increased the total prize money nearly three times – from $3,500 to $10,000… Read more »

Source: AHS, 12-Aug-14

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AHS Recognizes Himalayan Rescue Crews

AHS Recognizes Himalayan Rescue Crews

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – officially bestowed its Captain William J. Kossler, USCG Award was given to the “Uttarakhand Disaster Relief Helicopter Operators”. The award was presented during the AHS International 70th Annual Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 to a standing ovation. The awardee selection had been previously… Read more »

Source: AHS, 02-Jun-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Site Named AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Pratt & Whitney Canada Site Named AHS International Vertical Flight Heritage Site

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s important role in the development of the global helicopter industry has been recognized with the naming of its Longueuil, Canada site as a Vertical Flight Heritage Site by American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, the world’s leading technical society dedicated to the advancement of vertical flight technology and its applications. A plaque… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 28-May-14

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70th Annual AHS Forum Sets New Records

70th Annual AHS Forum Sets New Records

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has concluded a very successful 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display. The AHS Annual Forum is the world’s oldest and largest technology conference, with a unique program of technical presentations, innovative discussions, exhibits and awards presentations. This year’s Forum included a record-setting number of technical papers – 260… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-May-14

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AHS International recognises AgustaWestland with awards

AHS International recognises AgustaWestland with awards

AgustaWestland was honored this week with two prestigious awards at the American Helicopter Society International Forum that reinforce the company’s commitment to substantial research and development and emphasis on expanding the possibilities of rotorcraft design and flight. Accepting an AHS Technical Fellowship was Dr. James Wang, Vice President of Research and Development, for “career-based accomplishments… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-May-14

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Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Four crew attached to Rescue 118, based in Sligo, are due to receive the Fredrick L Feinberg award, conferred by the American Helicopter Society since 1961.  See full story

Source: Irish Times, 20-May-14

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Lord Corp presents paper at American Helicopter Society’s Forum 70

Lord Corp presents paper at American Helicopter Society’s Forum 70

Russ Altieri, technical lead for the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor project, will present a paper at the American Helicopter Society’s (AMS) Annual Forum 70 and Technology Display. The presentation will take place May 20, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec. The paper is titled, “Ground and Flight… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 20-May-14

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Shimco to Exhibit at AHS 70th Annual Forum

Shimco to Exhibit at AHS 70th Annual Forum

Shimco, a leader in manufacturing precision parts, laminated and edge bonded shims, tapers and spacers, announced today their participation at the AHS 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display to be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec from May 20-22, 2014. Earlier this year, Peter Voss, President of Shimco received a… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 13-May-14

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AHS announces additional Forum 70 panelists

AHS announces additional Forum 70 panelists

More reasons to Forum 70! Additional panelists have been added to two Forum 70 Special Sessions: Suppliers & Subsystems Technology Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Moderated by Raymond Leduc, VP Commercial Value Stream, Bell Helicopter Canada Walter Di Bartolomeo, VP Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Canada Gilles Labbé, President & CEO, Héroux Devtek… Read more »

Source: AHS, 09-May-14

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AHS International Announces New Board Members

AHS International Announces New Board Members

AHS International Chair of the Board John Garrison, President and CEO of Bell Helicopter Textron, today announced the results of the general elections for the AHS Board of Directors. The 2014-2015 Executive Committee members, beginning their one-year term on July 1, are as follows: Ed Birtwell, General Manager and VP of Turboshaft Engines, GE Aviation (previously… Read more »

Source: AHS, 25-Apr-14

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AHS Announces 2014 Award Winners

AHS Announces 2014 Award Winners

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the 2014 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. This year’s winners will be recognized at the 70th Annual Grand Awards Banquet… Read more »

Source: AHS, 01-Apr-14

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AHS announces Keynote Speaker for 70th Forum

AHS announces Keynote Speaker for 70th Forum

The keynote speaker for the 70th Annual Forum & Technology Display has been confirmed. Brigadier-General Christian Drouin,the Deputy Commander of Force Generation for the Royal Canadian Air Force will provide the keynote address in the Opening General Session at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 20 in the Palais des congrès de Montréal. General Drouin will provide his insights… Read more »

Source: AHS, 27-Mar-14

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AHS Announces 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

AHS Announces 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society is pleased to announce its 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF) scholarship recipients. The VFF was established in 1967 as the philanthropic arm of the society. Since 1977, the merit-based scholarship program has been a great success story, with more than 400 scholarships awarded to date. Many recipients are now… Read more »

Source: AHS, 27-Mar-14

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New AHS Membership Renewal Options

New AHS Membership Renewal Options

AHS International is pleased to announce several new membership renewal options and benefits. For more details on these new membership renewal programs, go towww.vtol.org/renewals or contact Liz Malleck, Director of Membership, [email protected] x107. Multi-Year Renewals: We’ve listened to your feedback, and have brought back renewals for multiple years. AHS members can now renew for 3 or 5… Read more »

Source: AHS, 03-Mar-14

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AHS Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies

AHS Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, is celebrating 70 years of advancing the state of the art of rotary wing technology and promoting its application around the globe.  In 1943 – before a single helicopter was operational in the United States – a group of engineers and managers banded together with military… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-Feb-14

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AHS Noise Library Announced

AHS Noise Library Announced

The use of helicopters is increasingly subjected to objections and concerns about noise. Particular examples currently are in New York and Los Angeles, areas where members of the public are attempting to essentialy eliminate helicopter operations, while members of Congress are proposing that severe limitations be placed on helicopter operations and the routes and altitudes… Read more »

Source: AHS, 24-Feb-14

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AHS Award nominations due Wednesday

AHS Award nominations due Wednesday

If you know someone who deserves recognition, nominate them today to join the coterie of luminaries who have helped to build the incredible legacy of vertical flight. Whether it is for a single outstanding contribution or achievement, a major technical innovation, an act of courage or heroism, or long and valued service that has pushed the frontiers… Read more »

Source: AHS, 20-Feb-14

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Call for AHS Board Nominations

Call for AHS Board Nominations

AHS International is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors for the term July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 for the following regions: Mideast U.S. Region (including the Philadelphia and Erie Chapters, and all surrounding areas) Southeast U.S. Region (including the Federal City, Patuxent River, Hampton Roads and Cherry Point Chapters, and all surrounding areas) Southwest… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 03-Jan-14

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Jan-Feb 2014 Vertiflite now online

Jan-Feb 2014 Vertiflite now online

The January-February 2014 issue of Vertiflite is now available! Members can log in and read the current and back-issues of Vertiflite for free. Go to www.vtol.org/my-AHS and log in, then click on Vertiflite Online Library to flip through all issues since 2011. Or, you can go to the AHS Online Store and download pdfs of any of our issues back to 1953. That’s right — we have all… Read more »

Source: AHS, 19-Dec-13

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Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference announced

Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference announced

The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of AHS International will hold their Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics Specialists’ Conference on January 22-24, 2014 at Holiday Inn at Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California.  These conferences, held every 10 years since 1974, have documented remarkable scientific advances and engineering achievements in rotorcraft aeromechanics.  The theme of the Fifth Decennial AHS Aeromechanics… Read more »

Source: AHS, 27-Nov-13

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AHS – Structures & Survivability Proceedings Now Available

AHS – Structures & Survivability Proceedings Now Available

The AHS International Specialists’ Meeting on Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability was held October 29-31 in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was a great success with more than 100 attendees, including one-third government participants. This was an excellent interchange of the latest information on crash safety, survivability and structures. You can now order the conference CD-ROM, with 34 presentations. CD-ROMs are… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-Nov-13

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