Friedrichshafen – The countdown to AERO (27 – 30 April 2022) is on. Manufacturers and pilots of Ultralight and Light Sport aircraft are particularly looking forward to the trade fair, as it represents the industry in its complete international spectrum. A great deal has happened with ULs/LSAs in the last two years, so this year the manufacturers will be able to present visitors with a particularly large number of new products. With the recently updated Corona guidance of the State of Baden-Württemberg, which includes far-reaching relaxations of restrictions, the staging of AERO is secured.
Ultralight (UL) and Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) traditionally play a major role at AERO. This industry is a very innovative segment of general aviation, which has been given an additional boost by the approval of the so-called 600-kg class in Europe. By increasing the maximum take-off weight, manufacturers can design their aircraft to be even more powerful and safer. The number of aircraft types in this class is steadily increasing. In terms of flight performance, ULs not only match the performance of many traditional single-engine aircraft, but even surpass them in many cases. The range of ultralight aircraft on offer is enormously broad and versatile, as visitors to AERO (27 - 30 April 2022) will be able to see for themselves. This year's AERO will also be the venue for many innovations from the UL/LSA sector, which will be on display for the first time at a trade fair.
Dirk Ketelsen, Managing Director and owner of Breezer Aircraft, says: "After two years without any major presence events, we are very happy to finally be able to show our Breezer at AERO again and enjoy the unique spirit. We will present an innovation to our customers in the wonderful setting in Friedrichshafen, our UL tug Breezer B850, which is rated at 850kg towing load and of course a lot more. It will be a great start to the 2022 season, which we are all very much looking forward to!"
AERO is an international trade fair of global significance that brings manufacturers and visitors from all over the world to Friedrichshafen. Well-known aviation journalist Dan Johnson says: "After more than 25 years of attending, I am so pleased AERO Friedrichshafen will continue in 2022. I missed attending AERO in 2020 and 2021 and I am excited to return."
“For my audience, AERO Friedrichshafen is the most important aviation event in Europe. It offers a wealth of good material for 35,000 readers of ByDanJohnson.com. I hope many can and will attend in person but for those who cannot, I will be pleased to report all the interesting aircraft I expect to find at AERO Friedrichshafen 2022."
For pilots who want to fly their UL or motor glider to the AERO themselves, the Markdorf glider airfield north-west of Friedrichshafen is once again the place to go. From there, there is a shuttle directly to the exhibition grounds on all days of the trade fair and back again after the trade fair visit.
The well-known aviation blogger and Youtuber Pilot_Frank will report directly from the fair on his channels. He will set up his blogger base in Hall B2.
AERO Division Manager Roland Bosch and Project Manager Tobias Bretzel say: "We have a very good booking situation for AERO 2022. All the important manufacturers will be represented again. The UL industry has advanced aviation as an innovative segment." Tobias Bretzel emphasises: "In the last two years without a trade fair, the manufacturers had a hard time presenting their innovations. AERO 2022 is now the ideal platform to show interested parties and customers in personal contact what progress they have made and what new products they are bringing to market."
The trade fair organisers' hygiene concept has proven its worth in recent months and will also apply to AERO 2022. There will be no box offices, visitors will have to book their tickets online in advance.
Press release by Aero 2022
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