Igor Sikorsky


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United States industrialist (born in Russia) who designed the first four-engine airplane and the first mass-produced helicopter (1889-1972)

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In the best tradition and vision of Igor Sikorsky, Black Hawks are performing worldwide rescue and humanitarian missions saving countless lives and providing relief from natural and man-made disasters to thousands of people across the globe.
Indeed, those who passed through Ellis Island, which was closed down 50 years ago this month, went on to become some of this country's leading figures, including Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter (from Austria), actors Bob Hope (England) and Rudolph Valentino (Italy), and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky (Russia).
Just when the approach of war made a large increase in military sales seem probable, Igor Sikorsky of the Vought-Sikorsky Division of United Technologies came out with a practical helicopter design which could actually hover and land and take off vertically--something the autogiro could not do.
Lightfoot made those measurements to help his boss Igor Sikorsky, inventor of the helicopter, jump into a national baseball debate.
He and the rest of the search and rescue crew are to be given the Igor Sikorsky Humanitarian Award.
A tiny company with only a handful of workers, the firm reflected the interests and dedication of its founder, who wanted to break away from the design traditions of Igor Sikorsky by developing a compact helicopter using two coaxial contrarotating rotor blades.
The basic concept of the heavy-lift, or "crane," helicopters was an early dream of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky.
The Russian airplane designer, Igor Sikorsky, is well known for creating the four-engine Il'ya Muromets bomber-reconnaissance air craft in 1914, an achievement that marked the be ginning of a new era in Russian aviation.
In 1997, he joined other aviation greats Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, Neil Armstrong and Igor Sikorsky as a recipient of the National Aeronautic Association's Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, the nation's premier aviation award.
Sikorsky's founder, Igor Sikorsky, envisioned the helicopter as a life-saving machine," said Dana Fiatarone, Sikorsky's vice president for Commercial Systems & Services.
Sergei Sikorsky, son of company founder Igor Sikorsky, presented the award during a ceremony at Helitech.