Aero Opens At Friedrichshafen

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With more 600 exhibitors and increased North American presence, Europes largest general aviation trade show opens in Friedrichshafen today. At least two new certified aircraft are expected to be announced and a number of companies, including Garmin, will introduce Europe-specific products.

The show will have four spotlight areas, including an engine display sponsored by AVwebs media partner, the German-language fliegermagazin, an avionics section and an e-flight expo highlighting electric aircraft. E-volos attention-getting Volocopter will also make its first trade show appearance at Aero. Related to that, new this year is the UAS Expo, for unmanned aircraft and related systems. Look for reports on these topic areas as AVwebs Aero coverage continues through the week.

Aeros North American sales rep, Luann Alesio, told AVweb on Tuesday that about 45 North American companies are represented at Aero, up slightly from a year ago. She said the North American pavilion at Aero has been enlarged to accommodate them.