Winner of the Corporate and General Aviation category was UK-based kit aircraft specialist Europa Aircraft. The company has sold 550 kits to 29 countries, including 100 kits to customers in the USA.

Judges said Europa had secured major sales success in the face of strong international competition and had "successfully broken into markets otherwise closed to small manufacturers".

The two finalists` were Bombardier Aerospace for its two major type approvals for the Bombardier Global Express - US Federal Aviation Authority and Transport Canada certification - and aircraft deliveries to completion centres.

Rotorway International was named for its Fully Automated Digital Electronic Control (FADEC) system for the engine of the Exec 162F, which allows online engine diagnostics anywhere in the world.

Source: Flight Daily News