Show Highlights 2017

Happy Birthday AERO

The world‘s leading trade show for general aviation celebrates its 25th anniversary. 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.

AERO 25 years

AERO Conferences

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.

AERO Conferences


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.

Avionics Avenue

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 will be in the focus of the Engine Area again at the AERO Friedrichshafen 2017. Whether it be radial engines, hybrid propulsion systems or electric motors, this special exhibition will give its visitors a comprehensive overview of the products available on the market.

Moreover, additional topics such as maintenance and engine management will be part of the Engine Area 2017.

Engine Area

AERODrones RPAS EXPO (Civilian Drones)

The RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) Expo comprises a comprehensive range of manufacturers of RPAS as well as sensor and measuring devices and information on the current stage of development in the field of RPAS.

In hall A2 demonstration flights will showcase the many purposes RPAS serve, some of which are environmental research and earth.




The e-flight expo organised in co-operation with Flying Pages GmbH will be, once again, a major section at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017.

In addition to the e-flight expo special exhibition, there will be dedicated e-flight lectures at AERO. As part of the AERO Conferences, high-calibre speakers will talk about the history and development of electric flight.



"AEROkunst”, an exhibition of works from various artists and presented by the German “fliegermagazin”, will be returning for the third time to AERO this year. A diverse range of artwork including photography, painting, furniture, graphic painting and sculpture will be on display. As in 2016, a piece of art from one of the participating artists will be raffled off each day, shortly before the trade show closes its doors. Of course, all of the displayed artwork is also available for sale. Join the artists for a cup of coffee in the lounge. They all look forward to seeing you!"


Kathrin Pfister
Kathrin Pfister
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Meike Bärenweiler
Meike Bärenweiler
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Stephan Fischer
Coordinator Visitor Service
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Kathrin Pfister
Project Coordinator
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Meike Bärenweiler
Project Coordinator
Phone:   +49 7541 708-367
Fax:   +49 7541 708-2367
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