AERO 2024: Rotax 916iS/C wins Aerokurier and Fliegermagazin award

Gunskirchen, Austria, April 22th, 2024 – This year, the BRP-Rotax team had the honor of taking home two prestigious awards from the 30th AERO Friedrichshafen. On Wednesday evening, the Aerokurier presented its annually selected Audience Award in 8 innovation categories, voted by its readers.

In the propulsion systems category, the Rotax 916iS/c emerged as the clear winner. “Here at AERO, the success of the Rotax 916iS/c is once again evident through numerous new installations. The expression of satisfaction and enthusiasm from Aerokurier and Fliegermagazin readers confirms our path towards the future,” says Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax / Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “We are particularly pleased with JMB VL3 and CubCrafters Carbon Cub UL powered by the 916iS, which took first and second place in the Aerokurier category 'ULS/LSA'.

Also, for the 13th time, Fliegermagazin awarded its coveted Reader's Prize. In the category of Innovation of the Year, the Rotax 916iS/c claimed the top spot thanks to numerous voters.

Numerous 916iS/c installations among international aircraft manufacturers

Rotax Aircraft engines have traditionally had a strong presence at Aero Friedrichshafen which represents one of the largest international trade shows for general aviation. Alongside the already well-known design-ins of the Rotax engine line-up, there are now more and more installations of the 916iS/c to be seen. Numerous brands demonstrate in various applications what is now possible with the new engine from BRP-Rotax. "We are particularly impressed this year by aircraft manufacturers such as JMB, Bristell & Sling, who have demonstrated their airworthiness just one year after the 916iS/c product launch," says Peter Oelsinger. "One can only look forward to next year. We thank all our partners for this uniquely European show."

Andrea Veitschegger

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