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AERO SA - The African Show for General Aviation gains momentum

March 5, 2019


Messe Friedrichshafen, the organisers of Europe’s largest general aviation trade show, AERO Friedrichshafen, has joined forces with Messe Frankfurt South Africa (MFSA) to present AERO South Africa. Preparations are in full swing, and international brands such as Bose and Garmin are already committed. MFSA have also confirmed the participation of Absolute Aviation Group and ExecuJet South Africa.




Aero SA is planned to be Africa’s largest general aviation trade show and will take place at Wonderboom National Airport from 4-6 July 2019 to showcase the latest in leading-edge products and services to the industry.

Shaun Swart, Head of Business Development at Messe Frankfurt South Africa said that visitors must; “Expect 3 days of excitement, demonstrations and face-to-face business meetings with ultralights, gliders, business jets, helicopters, remotely piloted aircraft and electric aircraft as well as avionics technologies on display.

 “We are extremely excited about the positive support AERO South Africa is receiving from the industry,” continued Swart. “South Africa is an under-sourced and untapped aviation market when compared with Europe. It makes sense to host this aviation trade show in Southern Africa and with the support of Europe’s biggest general aviation show, we are confident that this will become the go-to industry platform. In addition, Wonderboom National Airport is the perfect location choice as it allows for fly-ins and demo flights during the show.”

AERO South Africa will hosting workshops and will have dedicated experimental zones where visitors can keep up-to-date with the latest developments and advancements whilst experiencing the latest innovations.

In order to promote the South African aviation industry and in an effort to assist in driving international developments, MFSA will have its own Pavilion at AERO Friedrichshafen. Aviation in South Africa will be represented by 10 companies that will exhibit at that event in April, as part of the partnership between Messe Frankfurt South Africa and Messe Friedrichshafen.

With more than 600 exhibitors from 35 countries, 33,000 visitors and 600 journalists from all over the world, the AERO Friedrichshafen exhibition is the international aviation community’s annual meeting place.




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