AERO Sets Show Schedule Through 2013

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AERO-Friedrichshafen, the European aviation show that has become increasingly popular among the general aviation crowd in recent years, this week announced its schedule through 2013. In the past the show has run into conflicts with other events, especially Sun 'n Fun in Florida, and the organizers hope to avoid that by planning ahead. The next AERO will take place April 2 to 5, 2009. Two years later the exhibition will be held April 14 to 17, 2011, and in 2013 it is scheduled for April 18 to 21. That puts it well ahead of Sun 'n Fun in 2009, and beyond it in 2011. This year the AERO show attracted about 45,000 visitors from around the world, and hosted 533 exhibitors from 30 countries. It was the biggest AERO show so far. Exhibitors in the business aircraft sector reported particularly strong growth this year, according to the press release. Friedrichshafen is a scenic city on the northern shore of Lake Constance, situated within the three-border-triangle formed by Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The site is attractive and accessible to many in the European general aviation market. The show focuses on sport flying and personal aviation, as well as business aviation.