AERO Career Days: where (career) dreams take flight

AERO highlights opportunities for careers in aviation and aerospace - AERO Career Days on April 19 and 20, 2024 – “Be a Pilot” advises on cockpit jobs - Flight Simulator Area with Aerosoft as partner
April 02, 2024

The future of aviation depends first and foremost on the people who shape it. The anniversary AERO (April 17 - 20, 2024), the 30th edition of the leading global trade fair for General Aviation, Business Aviation and Air Sports, offers an ideal platform for young people to find out about the diverse career opportunities in the industry with the AERO Career Days.

Aviation is a growth industry with interesting career prospects. Manufacturers of aircraft, helicopters and drones, suppliers and service providers in the aerospace industry as well as operators and airlines are all looking for young talent and qualified personnel.

Due to the success of last year's AERO Career Day, AERO organizer fairnamic GmbH has decided to hold the AERO Career Days on two days this year (April 19 and 20, 2024) and to increase the available space.

"The current forecast of Boeing sees a global need for a total of around 2.29 million new employees for the aviation industry by 2042, including 649,000 pilots, 690,000 new technicians and 938,000 cabin crew. In addition, there will be a need for additional personnel in General Aviation, Business Aviation and the military. The prospects for young people for a successful career in aviation and aerospace are better than ever. The AERO Career Days offer interested parties a unique opportunity to obtain comprehensive information at first hand," explains Tobias Bretzel, AERO show director at fairnamic GmbH

The two-day career fair AERO Career Days will take place on April 19 and 20 in the east transition area between Halls A5 and B3. The 25 or so companies exhibiting at the AERO Career Days include large corporations as well as medium-sized companies and organizations. Already registered are Liebherr Aerospace, Rheinland Air Service (RAS), Diehl Aerospace, Rheinmetall, EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), Air Alliance, Hillsboro Aero Academy, Textron Aviation, Junkers Aircraft, Lufthansa CityLine, Zeppelin, Trelleborg Ceiling Solutions and Platoon Aviation.

Presentations by companies, panel discussions and speeches by young people who have already made their way into aviation about their personal path into the industry offer special insights that make choosing a career easier.

The AERO exhibition area "Be a Pilot" is bigger than ever before at this year's anniversary AERO. It is organized together with the partner in the West Foyer. There, flight schools, universities and other providers will provide information in personal discussions about the various routes into the cockpit. The global demand for pilots is high, not only among airlines, but also among executive charter companies, in working aviation and at flight schools. If the air cab market develops in the way that renowned forecasting institutes predict, demand will increase significantly in the coming years.

In cooperation with software company Aerosoft, AERO 2024 will be presenting a dedicated area for flight simulators, which will be of interest to both young flight enthusiasts and experienced pilots: various suppliers will be showcasing flight simulators and accessories as well as the latest developments in this fascinating subject area in Hall A6.

Another highlight of the trade fair will be the anniversary airshow on Saturday (April 20, 2024). Aircraft with electric propulsion will also be on display as part of a one-hour airshow. At AERO, the trade fair organizers will also offer a look back with the anniversary exhibition "30th AERO", in which photos and documents will show the long and successful history of the trade fair in Friedrichshafen.