Africa’s largest general aviation trade show, covers the full spectrum of services and products for the aviation industry. Discover what direction developments in the General Aviation industry are going.
The successful launch of AERO South Africa welcomed over 4200 visitors with over 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the industry’s latest innovations from 14 aviation sectors, across 4000sqm.
From ultralights and gliders to business jets, helicopters, remotely piloted aircraft and electric aircraft as well as avionics and maintenance, various companies afforded the opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge products and services.
Visitors met with leading industry experts, enthusiasts, aviation companies, flight training schools, pilots, business jet owners and private aircraft owners over 3 days of excitement, demonstrations and face-to-face business meetings.
AERO South Africa is presented in corporation with Messe Friedrichshafen, the organisers of the industry’s major trade show that attracts 35,000 visitors from 60 different countries.
AERO South Africa will be back in July 2022, at Wonderboom National Airport.
2019 Sky High Figures
“For the 1st year, the amount of feet through the door has been incredible. We made more good business leads and we will be back next year.”
"AERO South Africa connects the right people with the right industry. It is a firm platform to market your brand to a niche market."
“The show was a great success and certainly met our expectations. We are confident that AERO South Africa will become the premier promotional platform for General Aviation and we look forward to participating again in the future.”
“We are pleased with the success of this launch event and the positive response from the industry. We pride ourselves in being a catalyst that promotes growth and business interactivity within the market.”
Exciting 2019 event Highlights
Exhibitors presented the industry’s latest innovations at Wonderboom National Airport. Over 4200 visitors satisfied their aviation-related demand at this one-of-a-kind meeting place of the general aviation community. A unique network of supply and demand. Whether it be glider, aircraft of the 120-kg ultralight class, VLA, gyrocopter or helicopter, single-or multi-engine piston aircraft, turboprop aircraft or business jet, visitors to AERO South Africa experienced the fascinating world of aviation up close. Innovative engines, propellers, avionics equipment, maintenance and other services as well as pilot supplies are also covered by AERO South Africa.
First of its kind in Africa, Aircraft Park & Sell was the ideal opportunity for visitors to source from a full range of pre-owned products, services and aircrafts over the three days. Park & Sell area was sponsored by AutoTrader.
To simplify travelling to AERO South Africa, visitors flew in to the expo. This facility was available on all three trade show days, from 4-6 July 2019. On Saturday 6 July, AERO South Africa hosted an official fly-in to set a new record for Wonderboom’s biggest fly-in to date. This saw flying clubs and other general aviation enthusiasts flying in with their prospective clubs or in groups.
Visitors experienced the latest innovations and industry trends discussed by industry experts at the Workshop Area. Access to this area was free of charge and you only needed to register to attend the event.
An exciting programme for Tenth Grade Scholars from schools within a 30km radius from Airlink destinations, who excel in pure mathematics & physical science. A fun and interactive career day that uses Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to introduce learners to Aviation.