The Robert L. Pinckney Award is given for a notable achievement in manufacturing research and development for vertical flight aircraft or components brought to fruition in the preceding year. The Award was created by Boeing in 1995 to honor the memory of Robert L. Pinckney, an eminent manufacturing engineer.

The first winner of the award was the Boeing-Sikorsky RAH 66 Comanche Precision Manufacturing Team.

A list of winners of the award is on the AHS web site.