Thursday, May 19, 2016
Sikorsky and AHS International Offer 'Hover' Challenge, $50k
Sikorsky and the American Helicopter Society International introduced the Sikorsky-AHS "Hover for a Day" Challenge, which calls for the competition of aviation engineers to demonstrate a game-changing level of efficiency in rotorcraft with a $50,000 prize. The challenge is to hover for 24 hr while demonstrating other helicopter attributes, said Mark Miller, Sikorsky VP of engineering and technology.
Chris Van Vuiten, VP of Sikorsky Innovations said he hopes these efforts will "produce new technologies, in terms of airfoils, rotor structures, transmission and drive, engine and energy storage."