AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society – has revealed the 2014 recipients of its awards program, which has, since it establishment in 1944, paid tribute to the 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 on Wednesday, May 21, during AHS International’s 70th Annual Forum & Technology Display at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada.
The Society’s Paul E. Haueter Award is presented each year to an individual or company that has made significant contributions to the development of vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) other than helicopters. This year, the Haueter Award will be given to Jay Carter, Jr., President, Chief Executive Officer and Principal Design Engineer, Carter Aviation Technologies, for his achievements in slowed-rotor compound aircraft designs capable of providing unprecedented improvements in rotorcraft operational flexibility, efficiency, speed and safety.
Carter’s contributions culminated during flight-testing in 2013 when the four-place second generation Slowed‐Rotor/Compound (SR/C) VTOL demonstrator consistently achieved level flight lift-to-draft values of nearly 12, exceeding values of conventional helicopters by a factor of 2.5.