ICON A5 Named 2018 Light Sport Aircraft of the Year by air.one

26 February 2019

VACAVILLE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The amphibious ICON A5, manufactured by California-based ICON Aircraft, has been named the 2018 Light Sport Aircraft of the Year by air.one, a leading online aircraft sales platform. This recognition was based on the A5's innovative safety features, leading-edge design characteristics, and enjoyable in-flight experience.

The air.one team rigorously assessed all aircraft models and types to determine the 2018 category winners. Ultimately, judges praised ICON for its commitment to safety and design, specifically noting the A5's Angle of Attack (AoA) indicator, ICON Parachute System (IPS), and Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA). They also lauded the plane's versatility with its amphibious capabilities, foldable wings, and ability to be easily loaded onto a trailer and transported off airport.

"ICON Aircraft is leading the LSA Category and potentially the whole market in every one of the criteria assessed," said Andrew Leece, CEO and Founder of air.one. "The A5's beautiful design, along with its unreal ownership experience, sets it apart from the competition. It's sport flying at its best, with peace of mind."

The inaugural air.one Aircraft of the Year Awards named winners across six categories, including Large Jet, Light Jet, Turboprop, Helicopter, Piston Aircraft, and Light Sport Aircraft. ICON Aircraft joins the likes of Bombardier, Pilatus, and Bell in being recognized as the best of the best.

"We're honored to have the A5 recognized as the Light Sport Aircraft of the Year," said David Crook, EVP of Revenue at ICON Aircraft. "It's a testament to where we are as a company and what it's taken to get here over the past 10+ years. The ICON A5 is an unreal flying experience, Adventure Flying at its best, and it changes everything people think they know about aviation – pilot or not."

For more information about the air.one Aircraft of the Year Awards, go to https://air.one/air-one-2018-aircraft-of-the-year/.

To learn more about the ICON A5, go to iconaircraft.com or call 707.564.4100.


ICON Aircraft's mission is to accelerate the democratization of personal flight and 3-D mobility. ICON creates consumer-friendly, safe, technologically advanced aircraft that make the adventure of flying more accessible to mainstream consumers.

ICON's first aircraft is the A5, an amphibious sport plane that fuses outstanding aeronautical engineering with world-class product design and unprecedented safety features. The A5 is the world's first production aircraft that is spin-resistant, making it arguably one of the safest small aircraft ever created. The A5 has won some of the world's most prestigious design awards and has inspired a global following.

ICON Aircraft was founded in response to a global aviation regulatory reform movement led by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intended to drive innovation, safety, and accessibility of small aircraft. The company has locations in Northern California, Los Angeles, Tampa, and Baja California. 


air.one is the comprehensive global marketplace for new and used aircraft for sale with the relentless mission to increase liquidity in the market by providing simple, transparent solutions to advertise and transact airplanes and helicopters. air.one is committed to empowering its customers to make informed decisions when it comes to trading aircraft. 


Brian Manning

ICON Aircraft

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