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Aviation talent shortage is a challenge for the industry - AERO Career Day job fair on April 21, 2023 at AERO - Attractive for those interested in a career in aviation

AERO Career offers jobs with a perspective

February 02, 2023 |

Friedrichshafen, Germany – The prospects for a career in aviation have rarely been as positive as they are today. The aviation industry is just taking off again and urgently needs qualified specialists in all areas. With the AERO Career Day on April 21, 2023, the AERO organizers are bringing together interested parties and employers.

The AERO aviation trade show from April 19 - 22, 2023 in Friedrichshafen is not only a platform where manufacturers, service providers and organizations present their latest innovative goods and services to an international professional audience, but also an important forum for highlighting solutions to pressing problems facing the industry.


Aviation is facing a shortage of qualified specialists. If they are not found, this shortage will jeopardize future growth and the further transformation of the industry toward greater sustainability. In its latest pilot and technician outlook, aerospace group Boeing sees a global need for 2.1 million new employees between 2023 and 2041, including 602,000 pilots, 610,000 maintenance and overhaul technicians, and 899,000 new cabin crew members at airlines. Airbus needs 13,000 new employees across the Group this year alone, 9,000 of them in Europe. And General and Business Aviation also need qualified personnel in the cockpits, manufacturing and MRO operations, and in administration.


This year, AERO will expand its commitment to recruiting young talent. For the first time, the AERO Career Day on Friday, April 21, will be an all-day job fair on the 1st floor of the Conference Center West. Tobias Bretzel, the AERO show director at trade show organizer fairnamic GmbH, says: "The looming shortage of talent is a challenge for the entire industry. We are taking on this challenge with the AERO Career Day and offering companies the opportunity to present themselves as an attractive employer. What other event besides the AERO would be better suited for this? AERO in Friedrichshafen is attended by thousands of visitors who have a high level of interest in aviation!" 


AERO Career Day is not only aimed at young people aspiring to a career in aviation, but also at people who already work in aviation and want to take the next step in their careers. At the AERO Career Day, they will immediately meet the right contact persons from the companies and institutions. A limited number of places is still available for companies that still want to participate in the AERO Career Day.


Thomas Grossmann, project manager and cluster manager of BodenseeAIRea at Wirtschaftsförderung Bodenseekreis GmbH, says: "A large number of companies and institutions make the Lake Constance region part of BodenseeAIRea, one of the focal regions of German aerospace. We are very much looking forward to the AERO Career Day, which not only offers the member companies of our aerospace cluster the opportunity to present themselves to interested parties with their job offers, but also provides an important impetus for the entire industry."


In addition to the "Be a pilot" initiative, where flight schools and training facilities for cockpit personnel will once again be represented in Foyer West, there will also once again be the Flight Simulator Area in partnership with Aerosoft GmbH and FliegerRevue magazine, which is traditionally particularly popular with those interested in a career in aviation in Hall A6. 


For more information, please visit Exhibitor registration for the one-day career fair can be done here:


About the event:

AERO 2023 will take place from April 19 - 22, 2023 at the Messe Friedrichshafen exhibition center. AERO is the leading international trade show for General Aviation, Business Aviation and air sports. Aircraft on display will range from civilian drones to gliders, ultralight and LSA aircraft and gyrocopters, helicopters, touring and training aircraft with piston engines or turboprops, and business jets. 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. The trade show is organized by fairnamic GmbH, a joint venture of Messe Friedrichshafen and Messe Frankfurt.


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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