Full House in the Business Aviation segment of AERO 2024

Business Aviation and helicopters make a strong appearance at the anniversary AERO – Government jet of the German Air Force on static display
April 05, 2024

AERO 2024 (April 17 - 20, 2024) covers the entire spectrum of General Aviationfrom gliders, ultralights and piston powered aircraft to business jets and helicopters. This year, Business Aviation shows a larger representation at the leading global trade fair for General Aviation than it has been for a long time.

From April 17 to 20, 2024, AERO visitors will not only be able to see innovations and visions for the future of aviation, but also new aircraft, new accessories and innovative services from all segments of aviation at the exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen. Business Aviation has been an integral part of AERO since the very beginning.

Business aviation in Europe is diverse, not only in terms of the number of aircraft and different aircraft types, but also in terms of missions and operator models. In addition to the main missions of business jets, the safe and fast transportation of people for business purposes or spare parts, between eight and ten percent of all flights with business jets in Europe are for humanitarian reasons, such as the transportation of patients or transplant organs. More business jets are stationed in Germany than in any other European country.

"With Bombardier, Textron Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace, Pilatus Aircraft, Cirrus Aircraft, Honda Aircraft and Piper Aircraft, leading manufacturers have confirmed their participation in the anniversary AERO. With Atlas Air Service, Rheinland Air Service and Air Alliance, leading service providers from the business aviation sector will also be represented as exhibitors in Friedrichshafen. "The Business Aviation Static Display at AERO is more extensive than it has been for a long time," says Tobias Bretzel, AERO Project Manager at trade fair organizer fairnamic GmbH. "For Pratt & Whitney Canada's Customer Connect Event on April 17 for operators of PT6 turboprop engines, AERO offers an excellent platform for professional exchange."

The exhibition grounds in Friedrichshafen have a direct taxiway to Friedrichshafen Airport. This means that larger aircraft can also be exhibited in the exhibition halls and in the static display directly in front of the halls. Aircraft highlights from the Business Aviation sector at AERO 2024 include the Bombardier Global 5500 and Global 6000 business jets, Gulfstream G500, Pilatus PC-24, Cirrus SF50 VisionJet, HondaJet, Cessna CitationJet, Cessna CJ2 and others. Single and twin-engine turboprop aircraft on display will include the Beechcraft King Air, Daher TBM 960, Pilatus PC-12, Kodiak 100 Series III and – as a European premiere – the recently FAA-certified Piper M700 Fury. Visitors and exhibitors at the AERO can look forward to short distances to the aircraft.

Helicopters are taking up more and more space at the trade fair. Exhibitors will be showing no fewer than 20 helicopters at the AERO. Manufacturers, their regional sales partners and operators will be represented with the models Leonardo Helicopters AW139 and AW109, Robinson R22, R44 and R66, Bell 505, Guimbal Cabri and Konner, amongst others. From Wednesday, April 17 to Friday, April 19, renowned experts from the rotorcraft industry will be giving talks on current topics from their specialist areas in the Heli-Forum in Hall B5, which will be packed with speakers.

With its international visitor structure and international environment, AERO is an important communication and information platform with an extensive conference and lecture program. During the anniversary AERO, visitors will have the opportunity to find out about new developments at over 200 presentations and panel discussions.