AgustaWestland Engineers Recognized With Three Prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Awards.


New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Mon, Dec 15, 2014 - Finmeccanica - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that its engineers exceptional work has been recognized by the Royal Aeronautical Society with three prestigious awards comprising the Team Gold Medal, Specialist Award a Silver and the Herbert Le Sueur Young Persons Award. The AgustaWestland Project Zero team won the Royal Aeronautical Societyas Team Gold Medal in recognition of its achievement in designing, building and flying the worldas first full-scale all-electric tiltrotor technology demonstrator.

It is also the first unmanned rotorcraft in the world to demonstrate individual blade control technology in actual flight conditions. The Team Gold medal is conferred for exceptional work, which has led to substantial advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace industry and was last awarded in 2009. The award was accepted on behalf of the team by James Wang, AgustaWestlandas Vice President Research & Technology, at the Wilbur and Orville Wright Lecture held on 11th December at the Royal Aeronautical Societyas headquarters in London. Partners to the Project Zero initiative were Selex ES, AnsaldoBreda, AnsaldoEnergia, Sistemi Dinamici, Stile Bertone, Lola Composites, Lucchi R. Elettromeccanica, Rotor Systems Research LLC, UCHIDA, Microtecnica, ORAL Engineering, Wind River, MB Motorsport, Aerosviluppi, MarcaIngegno. Additionally the Royal Aeronautical Society Herbert Le Sueur Young Persons Award was recently made to Sophie Hart and the Specialist Award a Silver to Massimo Brunetti. The Specialist Award - Silver is conferred for exceptional work, which has led to significant advances in specialist disciplines in the aerospace...

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