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"Aero 2019". General aviation sector represented in the area of the fair

The event will take place in April (10-13) on Lake Constance

The 27th "AERO", with its comprehensive range of products and services on offer, will held from April 10 to 13, 2019, on Lake Constance as Europe’s general aviation center: The spectrum of aircraft exhibited in Friedrichshafen will extend from gliders and ultralights to Echo class planes through to helicopters and business jets. Drones for civilian use and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) air taxis of the future will play a role at the event. Electric flight will be even more prominently exhibited at the e-flight-expo. Avionics Avenue, the Engine Area, and Be a Pilot are areas that will round out "AERO"’s specialized exhibits and programming. The Flight Simulator Area will appeal to both beginners and experienced pilots among the trade visitors. 

Klaus Wellmann, Messe Friedrichshafen CEO, and Roland Bosch, Head of "AERO" General Aviation, are delighted that so many renowned general aviation manufacturers will be present at "AERO Friedrichshafen" with exciting innovations. With more than 700 exhibitors from 38 countries (as of Feb. 21, 2019), "AERO 2019" will set a new record in terms of industry participation. 

"AERO Friedrichshafen" started with glider manufacturers more than 40 years ago. Whether single or double-seater and from training gliders to the “Super Orchidee", visitors will be able to find everything. The German manufacturers in particular are regarded as world references and have a long tradition. Manufacturers from Eastern Europe and South Africa will now also be exhibiting numerous innovations on Lake Constance. 

Ultralight aircraft are part of the sector with the most innovation in light aviation. Ultralights in the form of gliders or powered aircraft, as well as gyrocopters or UL helicopters, are represented in large numbers at the "AERO": starting with the puristic 120-kilogram single-seater, which comes close to the erstwhile idea of extremely simple ultra-light flying, and continuing all the way up to the new 600- kilogram weight class. 

Business aviation is increasingly becoming an important topic at "AERO", with the backbone of business aviation being formed by small jets and turboprops in particular, which continue to enjoy great popularity due to their low fuel consumption and short take-off and landing distances. 

The leading manufacturers will be represented on Lake Constance, from one- and twomotor piston engine planes to aircraft with propeller turbines. This large variety of aircraft types forms the backbone within general aviation. The new model years of proven Echo class planes will be on exhibit, along with several aircraft making a premiere at the trade fair. In view of an impending pilot shortage, enrollment is currently very high at flight schools worldwide. As a result, manufacturers of traditional one- and two-motor piston engine airplanes are experiencing an enormous surge in demand, especially for their training aircraft. These include many propeller planes with single turbines, which have recently been certified in Europe for commercial air traffic flying under instrument flight operation conditions, giving manufacturers new sales markets. 

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