Despite the current economic slump, AERO Friedrichshafen, the general aviation show held each year in Germany and slated for April 8-11 this year, will host about 450 exhibitors in nine halls, as well as in outdoor exhibits, according to organizers. Exhibitors will come from 25 countries, with non-German companies making up nearly 50% of exhibitors. Once again, the largest number of international exhibitors will be from the United States, organizers said.
The “everything-that-flies” range of products in Friedrichshafen includes hang gliders, ultralight aircraft, gliders and motorized aircraft to turboprops, business jets and helicopters, organizers note. Two successful exhibition premieres at the AERO 2009 will continue to be featured this year. The “E-Flight Expo” – the “E” standing for Electrical, Ecological, Evolutionary – will once again showcase alternative propulsion concepts, while the Helicopter Hangar will host exhibitors from the helicopter industry, as well as serve as the venue for its own Helicopter Forum event series.
The AERO CONFERENCES will feature several presentations and discussions, including a speech by Craig Fuller, president the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, as well as the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations (IAOPA). The topic of air ambulance services will be addressed for the first time at AERO, with the inclusion of the 1st European Air Ambulance Meeting.
For more information: AERO-Expo.com.