Anniversary AERO comes up with new concept for glider flight

30th AERO in Friedrichshafen – AERO Gliding Expo in the largest hall with its own conference area – Associations and aero clubs discuss the future of gliding
September 08, 2023

Friedrichshafen – Preparations for the AERO aviation trade show (April 17 – 20, 2024) in Friedrichshafen are gathering pace. The organizers of the world's leading trade show for General Aviation are already experiencing a high level of interest in the anniversary AERO. The AERO Gliding Expo will bring soaring into the focus of those interested in air sports.

AERO 2024 will be a special AERO. It will be the 30th edition of the leading global trade show for General Aviation with its segments ranging from air sports to ultralight/microlight and piston aircraft to business aviation. With the AERO Gliding Expo in Zeppelin CAT Hall A1 – the largest hall on the fair grounds of Messe Friedrichshafen – trade show organizer fairnamic GmbH is implementing a new, appealing concept for soaring in cooperation with air sports associations and well-known glider manufacturers.

AERO attendees can look forward to glider product innovations. For the first time, Zeppelin CAT Hall A1 will feature a dedicated conference area for gliding, with high-level presentations and panel discussions on future topics in gliding. Information booths from air sports clubs and associations such as the German Aero Club e.V. (DAeC) on soaring will round out the comprehensive offerings in Zeppelin CAT Hall A1 at the anniversary AERO.

Tobias Bretzel, AERO show director, says: „Gliding is an important part of AERO. Air sports clubs were among the first exhibitors at the premiere event 46 years ago. We are therefore delighted with the early commitments from several leading glider manufacturers for the new edition in 2024. The further developed concept of the AERO Gliding Expo as part of the upcoming trade show thus offers the ideal combination of a dedicated platform and international exchange with exhibitors, authorities and visitors from other areas of aviation. Only AERO enables this important embedding of gliding in the General Aviation ecosystem."

All interested companies can register now for the upcoming trade show via AERO’s website.

AERO 2024 will cover the entire spectrum of General Aviation. Many exhibitors are planning anniversary activities at the trade show. On the Saturday of the trade show, there will be a one-hour airshow where the entire range of the industry will also be demonstrated in flight.

At the AERO Career Days on April 19 and 20, 2024, numerous companies and organizations from the aviation sector will present their training and career opportunities.

Note to the media:

On the day before the anniversary AERO (April 16), exhibitors will provide information about innovations and new products at the AERO Media Day. For the first time, the AERO Media Awards for outstanding journalistic work on General Aviation will be presented on the evening of this day.

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About AERO:

AERO 2024 will take place from April 17 - 20, 2024 at the Messe Friedrichshafen exhibition center. AERO is the leading international trade show for General Aviation, business aviation and air sports. Aircraft ranging from civilian drones to gliders, ultralights and gyrocopters, helicopters, touring and training aircraft powered by piston engines or turboprops, and business jets will be on display. New propulsion systems, electric flight, state-of-the-art avionics, services and accessories for pilots are further focal points. These topics are also reflected in the AERO Conferences, making Europe's largest general aviation event also an important platform for knowledge exchange and continuing education.

About fairnamic GmbH:

With the founding of fairnamic GmbH, the Frankfurt and Friedrichshafen trade fair companies have sealed a partnership with a focus on innovative mobility. Combined expertise as well as market knowledge, global positioning, brand strength and speed will strengthen the market position in the future markets of General Aviation, micromobility, e-bikes and bicycles. The AERO and EUROBIKE brands and their satellites form the focus of the joint venture. The aim is to expand and further develop the two leading trade shows.

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