AHS Press Releases

Press Release Archives: 2011-2012

AHS International Announces New Board Members, April 24, 2014

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 International Board of Directors. [PDF]

AHS International Announces Forum 70 Special Presentations and Award Winners, April 16, 2014

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the line-up of special speakers for its 70th Annual Forum & Technology Display at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 20-22, 2014. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2014 Recipients of its Prestigious Awards, March 31, 2014

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. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2014 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, March 25, 2014

AHS is pleased to award $45,000 in VFF scholarships this year to the world’s most talented and deserving engineering students. A total of 19 scholarships were awarded this year. This year’s awardees will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet at the 70th Annual AHS Annual Forum and Technology Display at the Palais des congrès de Montréal on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Montréal, Québec. [PDF]

AHS International Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies, February 24, 2014

“With some 300 technical papers presented over three days, more than 30 panelists, two industry tours and two short courses, the 70th Annual Forum is setting new records. The Annual Forum continues its long heritage as the Biggest and Best Vertical Flight Technology Conference in the World.” [PDF]

Dr. Dewey H. Hodges Awarded 2014 AHS Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship, November 12, 2013

AHS International Executive Director Mike Hirschberg announced today that Dr. Dewey H. Hodges, Georgia Institute of Technology, has been selected for the 2014 Alexander A. Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship. He was cited for his “seminal contributions to analysis methodology of aeroelasticity and structural dynamics of rotors, and his development of textbooks and courses in these areas.” [PDF]

AHS International Recognizes Franklin Institute as First Vertical Flight Heritage Site, October 23, 2013

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, will recognize the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as its first Vertical Flight Heritage Site. A ceremony will be held at the Franklin Institute on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. [PDF

AIAA and AHS Recognize Location of VS-300 Development as a Historic Aerospace Site, October 1, 2013

On Friday September 28, 2013, the site of the first successful helicopter in America was recognized as a Historic Aerospace Site. The recognition by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and supported by AHS International was at the Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. [PDF

The University of Maryland and Pennsylvania State University Take Top Honors in the 30th Annual AHS International Student Design Competition, August 20, 2013

The AHS International Student Design Competition Steering Committee announced that The University of Maryland came in first place in the 30th Student Design Competition graduate category with “HeliX,” a variable diameter tiltrotor concept, while Georgia Institute of Technology’s “Sterna” compound helicopter captured second-place honors. [PDF]

AHS International Announces Winner of Human Powered Helicopter Competition, July 11, 2013

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, congratulates AeroVelo, Inc. for winning its Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition for the first time since the Society established it 33 years ago. [PDF]

AHS International Announces Winner of 2013 Alfred Gessow Best Forum Paper Award, June 21, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announced today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper presented at the AHS International Annual Forum. The award consists of a plaque and payment of transportation costs for one author to present the paper at the annual European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF). [PDF]

Forum 69 Surpasses Expectations in Advancing Vertical Flight, May 28, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has concluded a very successful 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display. The Forum’s unmatched program of innovative discussions, exhibits, technical briefings and awards presentations drew together current and future vertical flight leaders to address the challenges of advancing rotorcraft applications throughout the world. [PDF]

AHS International: Prevailing In “Demanding Environments”, May 21, 2013

Attendance and presentations at AHS International’s 69th Annual Forum and Technology Display this week highlight its standing as the premier event for government, industry and academia to work together in advancing vertical flight technology. [PDF]

AHS Announces New Officers for the Board of Directors, April 23, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – Chair of the Board Stephen D. Mundt, Vice President, Business Development, EADS North America, today announced the results of the society’s general elections for officers and directors for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. [PDF]

AHS International Announces 2013 Award Recipients, April 8, 2013

AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – today announced the 2013 recipients of its prestigious awards program, which since its establishment in 1944 has paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. [PDF]

AHS Announces 2013 Vertical Flight Foundation Scholarship Recipients, March 25, 2013

AHS is pleased again this year to award $50,000 in VFF scholarships to some of the world’s most talented and deserving engineering students. A total of 21 scholarships were awarded this year – a new record. [PDF]

AHS International Celebrates 70 Years Of Promoting Advances in Vertical Flight Technology, March 5, 2013

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 throughout the globe at Heli-Expo 2013. [PDF]

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