Aero Cancels 2020 Show; Reschedules for 2021


With concerns mounting about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Messe Friedrichshafen says the 2020 show has been canceled in favor new dates from April 14 to 17, 2021. The 2020 show was originally scheduled for April 1 to 4, 2020, but enough exhibitors pulled out over coronavirus concerns to prompt the Messe to postpone to a later date. “Neither the calendar of Messe Friedrichshafen nor the events taking place within the industry would have allowed easy rescheduling to the summer or fall of this year. After considering all the pros and cons, we found that a date in 2021 would be the only reasonable and acceptable way forward for the entire industry,” said Roland Bosch, who oversees Aero for the organization.

The decision follows a slew of other cancellations and postponements, including Sun ‘n Fun on hold for a rescheduled May 5 date and cancellations for NBAA conferences and shows, including EBACE. Aero said it would cancel and refund advance payments for participants and exhibitors. Registration for the new dates will open after April 2020. The Messe says participants should contact individual hotels about cancellations and refunds. Aero has a FAQ page set up for more information.

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  1. The next COVID is probably in the making in time for next year. Currently set precedent shows a nearly chronic inability of the populace and governments to maintain straight operational order and capacity in light of this fairly simple virus.

    With a healthcare apparatus nearly stretched to its limit in normal times and high dependance on Chinese pharmaceuticals, some see very dark clouds on the horizon.

    What is supposed to happen when (not if) biological warfare with the declared goal to stifle the world economy (or to depopulate) enters the picture?

    Looks more like we are currenly going to beta testing for what is to come. The system displays severe weaknesses.

    Think doomsday preppers are having high season right now and quite possibly with good reasons.