The Grover E. Bell Award is given for an outstanding research and experimentation contribution to the field of vertical flight development. The 2018 recipient was the Clean Sky Green Rotorcraft (GRC) Rotor Design Team. In just 30 months, the five-nation Airbus team developed, built and flight tested a five-bladed passive rotor optimized for acoustics, performance, comfort and cost. Airbus was represented at the 74th Annual Grand Awards Banquet by Stephanie Link (center), who was congratulated by David Koopersmith (left) and Mike Hirschberg (right). VFS photo by Kenneth Krehbiel, May 16, 2018.
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