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The world‘s leading trade show for general aviation celebrated its 26th anniversary this year.
AERO Friedrichshafen first began with some exhibitors from the aviation sector who presented gliders and motor gliders as part of the motorsports exhibition. Numerous exhibitors kept faith to AERO right from the start, many joined the venue in the course of time and all of them contributed significantly to the AERO Friedrichshafen success.
The success of AERO has depended not only on Friedrichshafen's reputation as a cradle of aviation, which was initiated by Ferdinand Count Zeppelin in the year 1900, but also on a fast-growing ultralight aircraft sector. The Business Aviation segment was launched at AERO 1995 and strong expansion especially in the fields of avionics, aircraft maintenance and services was implemented in recent years.
In 2002, Messe Friedrichshafen moved to its new facilities, right next to the airport, giving a strong boost to AERO's continued growth and development into the world's leading trade show regarding innovations for general aviation.
International – Informative – Innovative
In the frame of AERO CONFERENCES aviation specialists and connoisseurs of the industry will present and discuss current topics and latest developments available for everyone.
In hall A6 the Avionics Avenue informs about flight control and management systems, communications systems, navigation devices, displays, weather radar, and air and ground radar systems of different manufacturers at first glance.
Possibilities to experience the avionic equipment by yourself will be given in the Headset Test Area or learn about new developments in product presentations and workshops.
Engines and propulsion systems were in the focus of the Engine Area again at the AERO Friedrichshafen 2018. Whether it be radial engines, hybrid propulsion systems or electric motors, this special exhibition gave its visitors a comprehensive overview of the products available on the market.
Moreover, additional topics such as maintenance and engine management were part of the Engine Area 2018.
The UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) EXPO comprises a comprehensive range of manufacturers of UAS as well as sensor and measuring devices and information on the current stage of development in the field of UAS.
In Rothaus hall A1 demonstration flights did showcase the many purposes UAS serve, some of which are environmental research and earth.
The e-flight expo organised in co-operation with Flying Pages GmbH has been, once again, a major section at AERO Friedrichshafen 2018 in hall A7.
In addition to the e-flight expo special exhibition, there were dedicated e-flight lectures at AERO. As part of the AERO Conferences, high-calibre speakers talked about the history and development of electric flight.
"AEROkunst”, an exhibition of works from various artists and presented by the German “fliegermagazin”, was returning for the third time to AERO this year. A diverse range of artwork including photography, painting, furniture, graphic painting and sculpture were on display. As in 2017, a piece of art from one of the participating artists was raffled off each day, shortly before the trade show closes its doors. Of course, all of the displayed artwork was also available for sale. Join the artists for a cup of coffee in the lounge. They all look forward to seeing you!"