Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award

Established in 1978, this award recognizes an individual or a team for unique and outstanding contributions to air transportation and/or to the work of the aerospace technical committees in developing aerospace standards, specifications, technical reports, and data through cooperative research.

SAE established the Franklin W. Kolk Air Transportation Progress Award to acknowledge and commemorate the distinctive contributions of the late Franklin W. Kolk to the advancement of civil air transportation and to the associated work of the Society. Kolk was renowned for the many significant contributions he made in the design of commercial transport aircraft. He was an active participant in many government/industry committees and was the founding chairman of the SAE A-21 Committee on Aircraft Noise Measurement.

The criteria for the selection shall include the following:

  • The significance of the individual's/team's contribution in terms of the originality of the work.
  • The impact and influence of the contribution on the progress and development of air transportation.
  • The value of the contribution to the aerospace industry, the government and the general public.
  • Recognition by the individual's/team's peers in SAE for both leadership and participation in bringing to realization the important objectives of the Aerospace Council.

This award, established in 1978, is administered by the Kolk Award Selection Committee. The award consists of a plaque and a $500 honorarium. It is presented at an SAE aerospace meeting.

Year

Name

Employer

2016

Alan Fletcher

AFRL Materials Directorate

2015

Jean-Jacques Machon

CEP Exempt Aerospace

2014

Sandy Richard Liu

Federal Aviation Administration

2013

Yves Morier

European Aviation Safety Agency

2010

Robert H. Gassner

Cns Company

 

Jean-Francois Saint-Etienne

Airbus France

2009

Ramesh K Agarwal, Ph.D.

Washington Univ St Louis

2008

Sham S. Hariram

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

2007

Sharanpal Sikand

Boeing Co.

2006

William Steenken

GE Aircraft Engines

2005

Ing Nikhilesh Sheth

Boeing Co

2004

Jay J. Pengra

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co

2003

Eugene G. Hill

Federal Aviation Administration

2002

Robert E. Spitzer

Boeing Co.

2001

Jim Jackson

 

2000

Luther H. Smith

 

1999

Horacio Aragones Forjaz

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira Aero SA

1998

Pierre Baud

Airbus France

 

Bernard Ziegler

 

1997

Milt D. Sills

Cessna Aircraft Co.

1996

S. Michael Hudson

Rolls-Royce Indianapolis

1995

C. Julian May

 

1994

Dale S. Warren

 

1993

Bernard L. Koff

Pratt & Whitney

1992

Bruce R. Aubin

USAirways

1991

Thomas D. Cooper

Universal Technology Corp.

1990

Craig M. Beard

Federal Aviation Administration

1989

James E. Dougherty Jr.

General Aviation Manufacturing Association

1988

Benjamin Cosgrove

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

1987

Roger D. Schaufele

 

1986

Kenneth F. Holtby

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

1985

A.P. Adamson

 

 

Richard J. Coar

Pratt & Whitney

1984

Donald P. Hettermann

Consultants

1983

Elliott A. Green

Consultants

1982

Herbert H. Slaughter Jr.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

1981

Martin C. Hemsworth

Consultants

1980

Joseph F. Sutter

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

1979

John G. Borger

Consultants

Nomination Deadline: Feb. 1

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