Friedrichshafen, Germany – This year’s AERO attracted 33,400 visitors from around the world, according to organizers.
“The leading trade show for general aviation in Europe once again demonstrated its enormous innovative powers and its wide international appeal,” said Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellmann and project manager Roland Bosch at the show’s conclusion, judging it to be a resounding success.
Friedrichshafen is the global home base of general aviation. Business jets, propeller planes, gliders, helicopters, and the leading electronics, service and maintenance providers in the aviation industry are showcased at the trade show across 11 exhibition halls. At the show’s 19th edition, AERO once again set a new record, with 630 exhibitors from 29 countries in attendance in 2011.
New products and innovations from the field of aircraft construction were also showcased at AERO, including the e-flight-expo and the Berblinger Flight Competition. The “crowning touch” at the international industry meeting was the appearance by Prince Albert II of Monaco at the beginning of the exhibition.
After speaking with numerous customers, project manager Roland Bosch reported that trade visitors and exhibitors at the global show for general aviation were highly satisfied with the show’s increased emphasis on aspects relevant to the industry. These changes included a shift in the show’s schedule (taking place from Wednesday to Saturday), the elimination of the air show, and a concentrated and specialized support program.
Many manufacturers made sales of airplanes at AERO, and there were also successful sales of propeller touring aircraft at the show. Beyond these concrete sales numbers, manufacturers of sport and ultralight aircraft also reported making contacts with many serious potential buyers.
The next edition of AERO takes off from Wednesday, April 18, to Saturday, April 21, 2012. For more information: AERO-Expo.com