2019 VFS Nikolsky Lecture
Design Advantages of an Integrated Cyber-Physical Aircraft
The Path to the Next Generation of Rotorcraft
By Nick Lappos
Senior Fellow – Advanced Technology, Lockheed Martin
Nick Lappos is Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow, for Rotary and Mission Systems, where he is responsible for the Sikorsky Technical Fellow community and the introduction of advanced technologies into new and existing products. Lappos began his Aerospace career in the US Army, where he served a combat tour as an attack helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He joined at Sikorsky Aircraft in 1973. Through 2005 and then again from 2011 to present, he has served in a variety of roles at Sikorsky, including as program director for the S-92® helicopter during its development and certification. Under his leadership, the program earned the Robert J. Collier Trophy. Lappos also served as director of Test Engineering and as assistant chief and chief Research and Development test pilot, logging more than 7,500 hours of flight time in over 70 different types of helicopters.
Wednesday, November 6, 1:00pm
NASA Ames Research Center, Bldg N258, Room 127
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