The African Show for General Aviation
The first edition of AERO South Africa took place from 4-6 July at Wonderboom National Airport. The 3-day event was presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Messe Friedrichshafen – organisers of Europe’s largest general aviation show – Aero Friedrichshafen. The 3-day event welcomed over 4200 visitors through the doors.
The launch of the African Show for General Aviation featured a FREE-to-attend exhibition from over 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the industry’s latest innovations from 14 aviation sectors, across 4000sqm.
AERO South Africa also featured workshops from leading industry experts, demo flights from major manufacturers, and Africa’s first Park & Sell area, sponsored by AutoTrader.
The second edition of AERO South Africa will take place:
Date: 2 - 4 July 2020
Venue: Wonderboom National Airport, Pretoria North, Lintvelt Road, Doornpoort, Pretoria, 0110
Trade visitor registrations will open early April.
“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.”
“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.”
“AERO South Africa connects the right people with the right industry. It is a firm platform to market your brand to a niche market.”
“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.”
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.
Park & Sell Area
First of its kind, 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.
Fly-Ins and Demo Flights
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.
“The Link” STEM Innovation Challenge Day
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.