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World-renowned journalism award to be presented at AERO in Friedrichshafen - High-level networking event on the eve of the anniversary trade show - Applications can be submitted now

Premiere at AERO 2024: AERO Media Awards

October 12, 2023 | AERO Media Awards

Friedrichshafen – Paris, London, Friedrichshafen: AERO 2024 will present the AERO Media Awards for the first time, bringing a high-level media event with worldwide recognition to Lake Constance. Media professionals who have published this year outstanding journalistic work in one of the categories can apply for the award as of now.

Preparations for AERO 2024 (April 17 - 20, 2024) are in full swing. The next edition of the leading global trade show for general aviation, air sports and business aviation will be a special event, as AERO will be held for the 30th time. On the occasion of the anniversary trade show, the organizer, fairnamic GmbH, in cooperation with Peter Bradfield of the Bradfield & Associates agency, will for the first time present the AERO Media Awards for outstanding journalistic work on general aviation.


Tobias Bretzel, AERO Show Director at fairnamic GmbH, says: "We are delighted to have brought such a high-level media event to Friedrichshafen for the anniversary AERO. Each year, we welcome hundreds of national and international media professionals to Lake Constance to report on the trade show." 


Peter Bradfield has launched the world-renowned Aerospace Media Awards in 2012. He says, "The AERO Media Awards 2024, our joint event, will be held on April 16 to honor journalists and publishers specifically from general aviation for their outstanding contributions in various categories. Sponsors for the various industry categories and tables are welcome."


The Aerospace Media Awards are presented at high-level ceremonies on the eve of global aerospace events in Paris and London. Supporters of the Media Awards include not only leading aerospace companies, but also regional and national players. There are still a few sponsorship slots available for the AERO Media Awards. The award ceremonies provide outstanding networking opportunities for media professionals and decision-makers from the industry. The awards will be presented in Friedrichshafen on the evening of April 16, 2024.


Media professionals can now apply for the AERO Media Awards at As this is an international media award, entries may have been published in any language. However, an English translation must be included with the application. The awards will be presented for outstanding journalistic work in the categories Rotorcraft, Electric Aircraft, Certified Piston Engine Aircraft, Business Aviation, Sustainable Aviation, Ultralight/Microlight/Light Sports Aircraft, Drones/UAV, Avionics, Aviation Fuels and Propulsion Systems. Articles must have been published in 2023. Authors can apply with their stories themselves or be proposed by third parties. The deadline for applications is Jan. 19, 2024. An international and highly experienced jury will evaluate the papers and determine the nominees as well as the award winners. 


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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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