EAA To Expand Co-operation With Aero Friedrichshafen

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EAA President Tom Poberezny said on Thursday at AirVenture that EAA will expand its collaboration with Aero Friedrichshafen, the biggest GA air show in Europe. “So far, our collaborative efforts have functioned superbly,” said Thomas Grunewald, project director of Aero. “We want to keep working together as partners to meet the challenges that lie ahead for general aviation.” The Aero show has been growing, with 12 percent more visitors this year than the year before.

The two groups have worked together on promotion and scheduling, to ensure that the shows complement rather than compete with one another. Poberezny said the new agreement will extend for three years, through 2012, and EAA will expand its support for the show, which could include producing a daily newspaper at the site. Grunewald and Poberezny signed the agreement in a brief press event at Oshkosh on Thursday morning. Aero Friedrichshafen has a booth in Hangar C at AirVenture. Next year’s Aero show is set for April 8 to 11.

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