The winners of the categories will be announced at this year's Farnborough Air Show both online and at Flight's 100-year anniversary party. Every voter also is automatically entered into a prize draw for the chance to win a Sony Camcorder.
The judging process for the final shortlist was exhaustive. Flight's senior editors and strategists gathered for days in a darkened room pouring over the nominations and arguing their case for inclusions or exclusions.
Fundamentally, the judges were looking for worthy nominations from the last 100 years but certain criteria were taking into consideration.
The shortlists were to include choices that reflected balance both in terms of geography and chronology.
We wanted all time periods (within the last 100 years) and types of aircraft and nations to be represented (as long as they merited it!) to give the voters a broad spectrum to consider. Go here to study the 100 Greatest shortlists in more detail through Flightglobal's online resources ...