The AERO international aviation fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany, is continuing its shift of emphasis towards a trade show. As part of this strategy, next year’s event will run from Wednesday, April 13, to Saturday, April 16, instead of the usual Thursday to Sunday. The classic display previously held at AERO on Saturday and Sunday will now take place at Klassikwelt Bodensee, with the historic vehicles, boats and aircraft exhibition to be held at Messe Friedrichshafen just under two months later.
This year’s AERO, held in April and featuring everything from business jets to propeller aircraft, helicopters and electric planes, attracted 39,700 visitors from Germany and abroad. “This leading European event has been a major boost for the general aviation sector, and a lot of exhibitors told us they were very happy with the way it went,” said Klaus Wellmann, chief executive. He and his colleague, AERO project manager Roland Bosch, are convinced that the changes will make the 2011 event even more of a success.
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