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Friedrichshafen, Germany
Aerospace, Airport Technology
Messe Friedrichshafen
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AERO – Update

The 2023 edition of AERO will occur between April 19th and April 22nd, 2023 at Messe Friedrichshafen. While at present, Germany does not have domestic Covid-19 safety regulations in place due to their removal on 02.04.2022, participants will be advised to follow certain recommendations. This will include maintaining a social distance of 1.5 meters at all times. Also, all attendees will have to show upon arrival in the country documents such as negative test results.


AERO fulfills the role of the largest platform for debuting aircraft and is also the meeting point between supply and demand in the general aviation sector. The international exhibition takes place in Friedrichshafen every single year in early spring and editions often last four days that are open to both trade visitors and members of the general public. As organiser, Messe Friedrichshafen has delivered the best programming and business opportunities for buyers and exhibitors alike.


  • Law enforcement from around Europe send delegations to witness the live demo area for drone technology;
  • The professional audience currently stands at 32,000 professionals and is only growing;
  • 100 talks and workshops make up a dynamic support program;
  • E-Flight Expo, dedicated to electric aircraft, has been a consistent hit among trade visitors since 2010;
  • The Business Aviation Conference is a brand new item on the programming since 2019.


Messe Friedrichshafen, where the event is held, is open to visitors from 9 am until 6 pm with the last day wrapping up an hour early. It’s at this event that manufacturers make their latest aircraft models available for consideration and these include business jets, single and twin-engine planes and helicopters. AERO (also referred to as AERO Friedrichshafen) also covers used planes, drones, engines, air sports equipment, as well as pilot and cabin equipment. 

Audience & Statistics

From wannabe pilots to senior decision makers, there are over 100 talks and workshops to stimulate and inform. Although commercial airlines and pilots are a regular sight, AERO also attracts members of search and rescue services and law enforcement to come to Friedrichshafen, Germany. Given the extensive product portfolio that reaches beyond just exhibiting planes and helicopters, AERO has positioned itself as a benchmark exhibition for innovation in aviation and aerospace technology. This reputation is only strengthened through the wide-ranging support program. 

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Do you know where to stay in the city? Trade Fair Trips ltd can help you find suitable accommodation in Friedrichshafen in a manner of hours. Our professionalism is a guarantee that you will receive fine rates for your price point and book a hotel near Messe Friedrichshafen. If you need any additional support, Trade Fair Trips ltd is equipped to assist with your exhibition stand and arrange meeting facilities.

Previous Renditions

2022 Edition

The 2022 edition of AERO marked the successful restart of the trade show after the global pandemic warranted the cancellation of its 2021 edition. The event took place as a live trade expo at Messe Friedrichshafen from April 27th to April 30th, 2022. It did not have Covid-19 safety protections in place because such controls were lifted in Germany's federal states on April 3rd, 2022. The event featured 27,700 trade visitors from 75 countries and 633 exhibitors.


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How to get to AERO
On foot
On foot:

45 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport

55 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Stadtbahnhof (City Station)

By car
By car:

10 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport

10 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Stadtbahnhof (City Station)

By public transport
By public transport:

45 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport

25 mins when travelling from Friedrichshafen Stadtbahnhof (City Station)

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