23-May-2017 Source: LORD Corporation
The award is given by AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, to a supplier who, through the quality, innovativeness and cost-effective technology of its products, has made a notable contribution to improving the state-of-the-art of vertical flight aircraft.
LORD is known on a global basis for providing leading-edge damping and anti-vibration solutions to the helicopter industry. In 2016, engineers from LORD were an integral part of a team effort with Sikorsky Aircraft and the U.S. Army’s Aviation Development Directorate – Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (ADD-AATD), to flight demonstrate the Zero-Vibe™ systems on an AATD UH-60M Black Hawk. LORD is also the recipient of the 2015 AHS International Grover E. Bell Award as part of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor (HMVS) team.
“LORD is a manufacturing company that takes pride in our legacy of value-driven innovation that enables us to deliver affordable solutions for our customers’ needs,” said Bill Cerami, President, Global Aerospace and Defense. “It is an honor to be recognized by AHS for this prestigious award.”
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. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on May 10 during AHS International’s 73rd Annual Forum and Technology Display in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
“For 73 years, AHS International has been recognizing the most significant accomplishments around the world,” said AHS Executive Director Mike Hirschberg. “This year’s winners highlight the incredible advances in vertical flight: engineers and scientists developing new technologies, innovative companies, career accomplishments, and pilots using vertical flight aircraft to save lives and demonstrate new capabilities.”
Founded as the American Helicopter Society in 1943, AHS International is the global resource for information on vertical flight technology. The Society advocates, promotes and supports global vertical flight technology and professional development.