EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARDS
The editors of Flying select five of the greatest products of the year, one of which will win the Innovation prize in July. By Flying Staff
At the close of each year, the editors of Flying convene to consider the positive attributes of the best aviation products to emerge in the preceding 12 months. Our annual Editors’ Choice Awards are as much about honoring the innovative ideas behind exceptional new products as celebrating the hard work of the people in aviation who create extraordinary things. To be eligible for the award, however, a company cannot merely announce a new product; the recipient must cross the certification finish line and introduce the product to the market — in aviation, sometimes a high bar indeed.
Last year, we upped the ante by introducing Innovation Award, a new prize, presented the Flying to one outstanding winner from among our Editors’ Choice recipients as the top overall product of the year. It was a tight competition, but the first-ever
Flying Innovation Award trophy ultimately went to Honda Aircraft and the team that created the landmark HondaJet, an airplane that embodies the type of extraordinary thinking we endeavor to acknowledge with this accolade.
This year’s list of Editors’ Choice Award recipients is no less impressive, with two groundbreaking general aviation airplanes and a number of innovative products making the grade. Now, these victors vie for the Innovation prize, which we’ll present at Oshkosh at the annual
Flying party on July 23. We’d love to hear your thoughts on which Editors’ Choice recipient you think deserves to be crowned the winner. Drop us a note by email or on Facebook to cast your vote.