Leadership Profile: Vertiflite Winter 2009

Nicholas D.  Lappos is a Sikorsky Aircraft Senior Technical Fellow Emeritus in Advanced Technology, responsible for the Technical Fellow community and introduction of advanced technologies into new and existing products.

Lappos spent a total of 39 years at Sikorsky Aircraft, first as a flight test engineer then at the pilot office where he spent 27 years. He has flown over 70 different helicopters and amassed more than 7,500 flight hours. During his time at Sikorsky, he participated in the development of the S-76, UH-60 Black Hawk, RAH-66 Comanche, S-69 Advancing Blade Concept (ABC), S-76 Fantail, S-76 Shadow fly-by-wire demonstrator, CH-53E Super Stallion, and the S-92. Lappos became the Director of Test Engineering and then the Program Director for the S-92 program, finishing its development and taking it through its successful certification. Under his guidance, the team won the 2002 Robert J. Collier Trophy.

Learn more on Leadership Profile pages in Vertiflite Winter 2009 magazine published by Vertical Flight Society.

Nicholas Lappos

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Leadership Profile: Vertiflite Winter 2009

Nicholas D. Lappos is a Sikorsky Aircraft Senior Technical Fellow Emeritus in Advanced Technology, responsible for the Technical Fellow community and introduction of advanced technologies into new and existing products.

Lappos spent a total of 39 years at Sikorsky Aircraft, first as a flight test engineer then at the pilot office where he spent 27 years. He has flown over 70 different helicopters and amassed more than 7,500 flight hours. During his time at Sikorsky, he participated in the development of the S-76, UH-60 Black Hawk, RAH-66 Comanche, S-69 Advancing Blade Concept (ABC), S-76 Fantail, S-76 Shadow fly-by-wire demonstrator, CH-53E Super Stallion, and the S-92. Lappos became the Director of Test Engineering and then the Program Director for the S-92 program, finishing its development and taking it through its successful certification. Under his guidance, the team won the 2002 Robert J. Collier Trophy.

Learn more on Leadership Profile pages in Vertiflite Winter 2009 magazine published by Vertical Flight Society.

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