The organisers of Friedrichshafen – AERO have cancelled the 2021 event due to ongoing concerns about European travel restrictions thanks to Covid-19.
The news comes after the event had already been postponed from April to July at the beginning of the year.
Organisers behind the event, which previously has attracted as many as 700 exhibitors from 38 different countries, are now focusing on the planning of future events instead.
Head of AERO Roland Bosch and project manager Tobias Bretzel put out a statement which said: “It is with a heavy heart that we have made this decision to cancel the leading trade show for general aviation for the second time.
“However, a decision at this point in time is right and fair. We are now creating planning certainty for our exhibitors, visitors and suppliers. The current pandemic situation does not allow us to hold a trade show at the moment.
“However, we are looking ahead to the EUROPEAN ROTORS trade show, which will be held in Cologne from November 16 to 18, 2021, and also to AERO 2022 (April 27-30, 2022), where we will welcome exhibitors and visitors back to Friedrichshafen.”
AERO 2022 will be all about the industry’s restart after the pandemic and will offer a complete range of products for all sectors of general aviation.
Aircraft ranging from civil drones to gliders, microlights and gyrocopters, helicopters, touring and training aircraft with piston or turboprop engines, and business jets will be present.
Sustainable aviation, new propulsion systems, state-of-the-art avionics, services and accessories for pilots are other focal points of the show.