Awarded best powertrain: Rotax 915 is aircraft engine

Friedrichshafen, April 19, 2018 – Yesterday evening at the AERO Friedrichshafen, the largest trade show for general aviation in Europe, BRP-Rotax aircraft engines have been awarded best powertrain by ‘aerokurier’, the German aviation magazine.

"To be awarded as the best in the whole lightsport aviation industry in terms of powertrain concept for our brand new Rotax 915 iS aircraft engine is an honour especially because the engine is available on the market only since 2018”, said Thomas Uhr, General Manager BRP-Rotax, Vice President Powertrain BRP and R&D / Operations Lynx. "Thank you to the readership for their commitment to our aircraft engines.”

Every year readers of ‘aerokurier’ vote for their favourite manufacturers in the aircraft industry. This year they voted in eight categories (airliner, jet / turboprop, UL / LSA, gyrocopter / helicopter, powertrain, glider / motor glider / UL glider, avionics and innovation of the year) and have chosen Rotax aircraft engines as the winner who has the potential to influence general aviation in the future in the category powertrain.

"We do our best to deliver the most advanced aircraft engine technology to our customers hence Rotax aircraft engines are already industry leaders in their respective segments”, mentioned Uhr. "With the already flying Rotax 915 iS aircraft engine we will push the innovation level even higher.”

With more than 180,000 engines sold in more than 40 years, Rotax aircraft engines lead the light sport and ultra-light aircraft market. With 18 authorized distributors and a network of more than 220 points of sale and repair centres supporting customers worldwide, Rotax aircraft engines are supplied to more than 80% of all aircraft manufacturers in its segment.

Andrea Veitschegger

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