AERO prepares for takeoff

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN — The 22nd AERO will start on April 9 with a focus on general aviation aircraft, helicopters, and business jets.

There is the continuation of the special exhibitions Engine Area, Avionics Avenue, and the e-flight-expo, with the premiere of the UAS-Expo, where civilian drones will be exhibited.

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AERO attracts 32,600 visitors from around the globe

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — This year’s AERO attracted 32,600 visitors from around the world, according to organizers.

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AERO prepares to fly high again

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany — With exhibitors from more than 30 countries as well as some new additions, including a career fair, AERO, which will be held April 24-27, will showcase the entire spectrum of general aviation from powered aircraft, gliders, and ultralights, as well as helicopters and business jets.

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Electric Sports weight-shift trike impresses

AERO, held each year in the south of Germany, is one of those shows that has interesting aircraft in more nooks and crannies than even a crack reporter can find. Thanks to Tom Peghiny of Flightstar eSpyder and Flight Design USA fame, we have more from the German show about electric-powered aircraft.

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The engines of AERO Part II

Your blogger briefly mentioned the engines on display at AERO Friedrichshafen 2012 in a previous report on April 22. With Europe’s largest general aviation show now two weeks past, I thought it was time to provide a few more details. With the previous two shows having focused great attention on electric propulsion, AERO organizers wisely chose 2012 to showcase advances in piston and turbine engines, and there was a great deal to see indeed.

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Cirrus ‘full speed ahead’ on jet

On opening day of Aero, the giant general aviation show in Germany, Cirrus Aircraft revealed that its Cirrus Vision SF50 personal jet program has been fully funded through certification and initial production by the company’s new owner, China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co Ltd (CAIGA).

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Pipistrel unveils Panthera

On opening day of Aero, the giant general aviation show in Germany, Pipistrel presented to the world for the first time its latest design, the Panthera.

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Optimism high for AERO 2012

Friedrichshafen, Germany — With more than 500 exhibitors expected to attend, AERO will continue to be the largest trade show for general aviation in Europe in 2012. Although the number of airplanes sold in general aviation during the past 12 months has decreased, the downward trend has slowed compared to last year, and numerous new models are sure to stimulate demand among customers, officials say. What’s more, in 2012, exhibitor demonstration flights featuring airplanes, helicopters and gyrocopters will be offered on three days of the exhibition.

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