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AERO South Africa - Annual General Aviation Networking Platform Returns to Wonderboom National Airport, for its 3rd Edition

Jun 9, 2023

Messe Frankfurt South Africa is proud to announce the highly anticipated return of AERO South Africa, the premier general aviation trade show, for its third edition. The event will take place at Wonderboom National Airport in Tshwane from 6 to 8 July 2023.

The primary focus of this year's edition of AERO South Africa is to provide a professional business-to-business networking platform for exhibitors in the aviation industry. Aero South Africa serves as an exceptional opportunity for industry professionals to showcase the latest technology, unveil new products, forge new business partnerships, and strengthen existing relationships through the B2B Matchmaking program.

General aviation professionals, aircraft and helicopter owners/operators and pilots are invited to register as trade visitors. By attending AERO South Africa, they will gain valuable insights into the latest aviation technology and industry trends. This annual event offers South African manufacturers and distributors a dedicated platform to engage with new buyers, while international manufacturers consider it an ideal gateway to enter the South African market. In addition, attendees can attend presentations by reputable speakers in the aviation industry, covering a wide range of topics relevant to general aviation.

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to provide demonstration flights, allowing potential buyers to experience aircraft features and luxury first-hand. We encourage visitors to fly-in to AERO South Africa using their own aircraft. Landing, approach, and ground handling fees for fly-ins to Wonderboom National Airport will be waived, provided that prospective fly-in visitors pre-register their flight plan. To register for AERO South Africa 2023, please use the following link  AERO South Africa is proud to announce and welcome our exhibitors that will be in attendance to showcase a diverse range of aviation products and services. Our exhibitor list includes Absolute Aviation, Absa Commercial Asset Finance, Absa Relationship Banking , Aeronautical Aviation, Aero Club of SA, Aero Supreme, Airpart Supply Ltd, African Pilot, Airbus South Africa, Aircraft Finance Corporation, ARCC, Aviatize, Avocet Aviation Ltd, Aviation 4 SA, Aviation Union of Southern Africa, Bona Bona, Bell Textron, Bose Products B.V, CAMASA, Concorde Battery Corporation, Century Avionics, City of Tshwane, Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH, DJA Aviation Pty Ltd, Flybywire Aviation Art, Flying for Life, ForeFlight, Garmin, G.I.B Insurance, Jet A1, Musket Flight Management System, NAC, Ntsu Aviation Solution Pty Ltd, Pilots and Planes Pty Ltd, Pilot Insure Brokers Pty Ltd, PJ Aviation, Pooleys Flight Equipment Limited, R. Eisenschmidt GmbH, SA Flyer, Sling Aircraft, Santam PTY Ltd, SMR Technoliges dba Ice Shield, Southern Cross Aviation, UNISA, Vektor Aviation Pty Ltd, VL3 Aviation, Wings n Things Pty Ltd, World Airnews


The City of Tshwane is the proud host of AERO South Africa. Being the home of several general aviation organisations at Wonderboom National Airport, The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and several other private enterprises that provide engineering and specialist services, the city’s long-term strategy and commitment is in enticing international business and multinational companies to settle and do business in Tshwane. The capital city prides itself on being a centre of excellence in research and technology.


With more than 85% of South Africa’s research and development as well as 30% of the country’s aerospace development work taking place in the city, Tshwane aims to become the de-facto aerospace hub in Africa. Hence the decision to partner with Messe Frankfurt South Africa to have AERO South Africa hosted in the city till 2024. This then is an open invitation to individuals and businesses in the aviation space to consider Tshwane for their aviation business.


The City of Tshwane is not only about business but also offers an array of tourism experiences ranging from diversity of cultures, heritage, entertainment, wildlife, outdoor and good weather all year round. For more information and ideas on other things to do and places to visit whilst you are in the city please log on to: or follow us on @discovertshwane on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


AERO South Africa is organised by Messe Frankfurt South Africa in partnership with Fairnamic GmbH – the joint venture of Messe Frankfurt and Messe Friedrichshafen, the organizer of Europe’s largest General Aviation Show – AERO Friedrichshafen.  The City of Tshwane is the proud host City, providing Wonderboom National Airport as the venue.



Trade visitor registration:

Inquiries:  Louise Olckers Show Director AERO South Africa
Contact : 082 362 8916



Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500* employees at some 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €661* million. Thanks to its far-reaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after the business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent). * preliminary numbers 2017

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