Harry T. Jensen Award
Since 1986, the Society has given the Harry T. Jensen Award for an outstanding contribution to the improvement of vertical flight aircraft reliability, maintainability, and/or safety through improved design brought to fruition during the preceding year. Established by Sikorsky Aircraft, the award honors Harry Jensen’s contributions to enhance helicopter qualification, structural reliability and safety.
2012 - COL Gregory Masiello, U.S. Marine Corps
2011 - Boeing Active Crash Protection System Development Team, consisting of The Boeing Company, the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, Honeywell, General Dynamics Ordnance and the University of Maryland
2010 - US Army Blackhawk Survivability Suite Team including members of the Army Utility Program Office, DARPA, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and Raytheon BBN
2009 - Army/Industry Apache Health Monitoring Team
2008 - ALERTS/Appareo Systems and Bristow Group
2007 - MDS Coating Technologies Corp.
2006 - Joint Advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration Team
2005 - The Sikorsky UH-60 M Automatic Flight Control Team
2004 - NRTC/RITA Damage Tolerance Technology Team
2003 - NRTC/RITA and ARL-VTD Team for "Multi-Terrain Impact Safety"
2002 - Cockpit Air Bag System Development Team
2001 - NRTC/RITA Crash Safety and Navy Water Impact SBIR Teams
2000 - Boeing-Mesa Longbow Integrated Maintenance Support System Team
1999 - Boeing Apache Longbow IETM Team
1998 - The MH-47E Structural Usage Monitoring Systems Team
1997 - Sikorsky Cost Reduction Team
1996 - No Award Presented
1995 - Sikorsky Technical Support Services Team
1994 - U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center
1993 - The Teams of Bristow Helicopters/Westland Helicopters Ltd./ Helikopter Service A/S/Stewart Hughes Ltd.
1992 - Joseph P. Cribbins
1991 - James W. Turnbow, Ph.D.
1990 - James D. Cronkhite
1989 - Roy Fox
1988 - Intelligent Fault Locator Team, McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co. U.S. Army's ARTA's AATD
1987 - Thomas Dixon
1986 - NAVAIR/Boeing Vertol Co. CH-46 Team