15.12.2015 AERO takes aim at the next generation
Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellman and project leader Roland Bosch are
pleased that the international aviation exhibition is now up to 80 percent booked. “For
the upcoming AERO, we specifically want to strengthen our appeal to visitors who
have not yet learned to fly. With the ‘Be a Pilot’ slogan, the new presentation of many
120-kilogram aircraft in the ultralight class, and the offer of inexpensive glider training
for people as young as fourteen, we want to show that it is relatively easy to become
a pilot”, states Roland Bosch.
The globally influential leading European trade show for “small” aircraft will again
present the entire spectrum of general aviation: Single- and multi-engine pistondriven
airplanes, helicopters, gyrocopters, turboprops and multi-engine jets for
business travel will be showcased. They will be joined by new aircraft engines and
avionics, aviation accessories and services, as well as flight schools.
Four thematic pillars of this specialized trade show – the AERO Conference, the
Engine Area, Avionics Avenue and the Aviation and Pilots Competence Center
(APCC) have established themselves and will again offer the latest important industry
information. The Engine Area will show off modern aircraft engines from the widest
range of manufacturers that are based on electric, combustion or hybrid technology.
Innovative propulsion systems will also be there, especially those that are very
economical, light or quiet.
As part of the Avionics Avenue special area, the latest developments and equipment
related to flight control, navigation, collision warning and flight planning for airplanes
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and helicopters will be presented. Avionics Avenue is likely to experience an
additional boost in demand thanks to recent changes that facilitate instrument
certification training in Europe. The end of the deadline to switch radio equipment
over to 8.33 kHz channel spacing in VFR operations will also generate growing
turnover for avionics manufacturers. Visitors will not just be able to get information
about the equipment, but will also have the opportunity to test much of it.
For the second time, the AERO will also offer the Aviation and Pilots Competence
Center. This area is targeted not just at pilots, but at everyone interested in aviation
who could see themselves attending flight school. Information and offers from flight
schools are available at the center, but it also serves as a point of contact to
government agencies and interest groups such as the Luftfahrt Bundesamt, EASA,
AOPA, the Deutscher Wetterdienst, the German national meteorological service, and
Deutsche Flugsicherung, the German air traffic control organization. Visitors can get
information about especially attractive flight training options that make getting your
own pilot’s license easier and less expensive, such as training in the 120-kilogram
class of ultralight aircraft, glider training starting for ages fourteen and above, or
training in the new ultralight helicopter category which is expected to be created in
Germany. The e-flight-expo, featuring alternative drive concepts, will also take place
for the eighth time as part of the AERO, this year under the slogan “Electrical,
Ecological, Evolutionary.” Electically-propelled ultralights, powered gliders and rotary
wing aircraft will be at its focus.
For the third time, the RPAS EXPO will show off the dynamic advances in the
development of civilian drones. Their spectrum of applications within general aviation
continues to grow, which is why unmanned aircraft with the most modern sensor and
measurement technology from various manufacturers will be showcased at the
AERO. Possible drone applications will be demonstrated as part of an indoor flying
display for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The AERO 2016 will begin on Wednesday, April 20 and last until Saturday, April 23,
2016. More information is available at www.aero-expo.com.