Statements AERO

Alexandra Knorr, Managing Director at Jet Lounge

“Although the Eclipse 500 is being presented at AERO for the third time, this is the first time that Jet Lounge is the distribution partner for Europe. The great response to this aircraft has exceeded our expectations, and we’re satisfied so far. The positive feedback was certainly helped by being placed again in Hall A3, along with the enlargement of the stand’s footprint. The trade fair organizers were very helpful in this regard. Furthermore, the Eclipse was certified for Europe in late 2015. Since then, four of these jets have been delivered in Europe.” 

Dr. Nicolas von Mende, CEO of Atlas Air Service AG

“For us, getting high-end customer contacts and serious inquiries about our aircraft are the main reasons to attend AERO in Friedrichshafen with our large fleet of corporate jets. We were quite successful in that regard, which pleased us greatly. We’re already planning our presentation for next year.” 

Dr. Michael Erb, Manager of AOPA Germany (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association)

“AOPA Germany is once again very pleased with how everything went at the AERO trade fair; AERO is still the most important event of the year for us, unquestionably. Many existing members visited our stand for information, and we also welcomed some new ones too. Another focus was our in-depth discussions with national and European agencies, such as EASA and LBA.” 

Dr. Frank Liemandt, Spokesperson at the DHV German Helicopter Association

“From our viewpoint, it was another great trade fair – for us, it’s just the right mixture of networking, general public appeal and media exposure; AERO also offered the ideal setting for our annual membership meeting. From talking to trade fair visitors, we heard that a bit more helicopter presence would also be welcome, not only in the conference program, but also in the exhibition area. The support provided by the entire trade-fair team was excellent, always friendly and highly professional.” 

Trevor Pegrum, Sales & Marketing Manager at Garmin

“We’re very satisfied with AERO 2016, and saw great crowds at our stand. The interest in our products was extremely high. Great compliments to the trade-fair team too, for doing such a good job.” 

Anja Ernst, Manager of edm aerotec GmbH

“We’re very happy and pleased because our new ultralight helicopter attracted great international interest at this year’s AERO. At our stand, we recorded concrete inquiries from interested parties from around the world, such as from Taiwan, and we’re now hoping that our new product will be approved as soon as possible. This will let us begin sales and launch production. AERO 2016 was a success for us.” 

Peter Funk, Manager of Bücker & Funk GmbH

“Our results at the aviation trade fair were excellent. The interest in our new aircraft was very strong, so we can expect some good business. We have concrete inquiries from Spain and Greece, and are sure we’ll also be able to sell our aircraft. The frequency of visitors at our stand was gratifyingly high.” 

Dr. Frank Anton, Project Head of eAircraft at Siemens AG

“The ‘e-flight expo’ at AERO is of great importance for us, because we can show what’s already possible in electric flight today along with the prospects for the future, letting everyone see the great potential for all pilots.” 

Willi Tacke, e-flight-expo

“Ultralight aviation is looking good, steady with moderate growth. For example, ultralight helicopters are taking over responsibility for monitoring the TGVs in France. Things go down in one area and therefore up in another. In regard to e-flight, the past year has seen a breakthrough. The EU Commissioner visited us at AERO last year and dedicated a lot of time to this topic. This year, almost all of the big manufacturers in general aviation are making themselves heard in the field of e-flight. That creates dynamism.” 

Daniel Kunz, Sales Director at HondaJet Central Europe

“The HondaJet was for the first time on display at AERO and it was a huge success for HondaJet Central Europe. We had a lot of high-quality visitors and could show the unique features of this fantastic aircraft to the European aviation community. The whole show was very professionally organized and we’re looking forward to coming back next year.” 

Steven Zinda, Vice President of Sales for Europe, Africa & China, Quest Aircraft Company

“Quest Aircraft Company joined AERO for the second time this year. We are very pleased with the turnout and the perception of the Quest KODIAK. The future of our stunning multi-mission aircraft looks bright in Europe.” 

Tom Perry, Vice President of Sales for Europe at Textron Aviation

“AERO Friedrichshafen was a great platform to display our broad lineup of business jets, turboprops and piston products. The show gave us the opportunity to talk firsthand with our customers in the region and showcase our industry-leading products and services to the growing European market.” 


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