AERO Friedrichshafen presents the entire diversity of aviation

lunes, 9 de abril de 2018

Press Release

Friedrichshafen - With a comprehensive range of general aviation aircraft, products and services, the 26th AERO will take off on April 18 to 21, 2018 with 610 exhibitors from 38 countries on board. Trade visitors will be invited to explore a new technical attraction for the first time, the Flight Simulator Area for professional pilot training. A wide selection of very diverse aircraft is at the center of the international aviation show: The colorful palette at Lake Constance ranges from ultralight aircraft to cruising aircraft, from helicopters to business jets. The range also includes unmanned civilian drones, which are playing a larger and larger role in aviation. The e-flight-expo is also taking an increasingly prominent role. Time-tested special theme areas like the Avionics Avenue, Engine Area, Be a Pilot and AERODrones/UAS Expo are making a strong appearance, as are the rotary wing aircraft dramatically positioned in the helicopter hangar

Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellman and project leader Roland Bosch are optimistically looking forward to the 26th AERO.  As a response to the constantly increasing relevance of electromobility, the e-flight-expo will continue to grow at the AERO 2018,” said Roland Bosch, appraising the situation in advance of the expo. The AERO team is also convinced that the establishment of general aviation China will also increase demand worldwide.
General aviation includes all civil aviation, with the exception of regularly scheduled and chartered airline service; it does not include military aviation. Within the European Union alone, there are more than 200,000 registered ultralights, gliders and powered aircraft. For example, a total of 6527 single engine aircraft with a MTOW of no more than two tons were registered in Germany, along with 3528 gliders, 4133 ultralight aircraft and 594 ultralight gyrocopters.

The AERO 2018 offers the largest possible diversity in the skies: The range of aircraft at the show stretches from civilian drones to ultralights, single- and multi-engine piston-driven aircraft, helicopters, gyrocopters and turboprops all the way up to jets. New aircraft engines, the most advanced avionics and aviation services and accessories will be additional focal points at the AERO 2018, as well as pilot training offers and information about further career opportunities in general aviation.

The established manufacturers of conventional aircraft will be presenting the broad spectrum of machines that they have on offer, starting with aircraft with piston-driven engines on up to turboprops. In addition, it will be possible to see the newest model year versions of established aircraft with a MTOW of up to two tons, such as those produced by Cirrus Aircraft, Diamond Aircraft, Piper, Pipistrel, Vulcanair, Robin and other manufacturers. Nowhere else is the diversity and variety of different aircraft larger than among the ultralights: there are gliders, powered aircraft and gyrocopters. In Germany, ultralight helicopters have been allowed since 2017. The trend towards ultralight gyrocopters, either with an open or a closed cockpit, also continues unabated.

Business aviation will again be a focus of the AERO. Piston driven aircraft, but above all turboprops and jets are at its core. Thanks to last year’s decision by the European aviation agency EASA to permit instrument flight of single-engine turboprops in commercial aviation, the manufacturers of these aircraft can look forward to rising order numbers. Classic twin-engine turboprops will also be on show at Lake Constance.

The e-flight-expo has been expanded one more time and will again showcase alternative drive concepts in a hall all its own. Companies like Siemens, Bell Helicopter, Boeing and more and more startups are working on the development of electrically powered VTOL aircraft. In 2018, the new Flight Simulator Area will make its appearance, the first at an AERO. In this area, everything will be centered around the topic of flight simulation, both in pilot training and for everyone who wants to see what it feels like to control an airplane or helicopter and get an impression of life in the cockpit. The Flight Simulator Area offers experienced VFR and IFR pilots training opportunities and the chance to fly the widest variety of aircraft in a simulator.

With the special Helicopter Hangar area, rotary wing aircraft will be given increased prominence. In a series of expert presentations, the German helicopter association DHV will highlight the role of the helicopter as an important aviation workhorse. Single and multi-engine helicopters with piston as well as turbine engines are active in training, air rescue and work flights.

PPR Slots for Visitors

Once again, a PPR slot allocation system is planned for visitors arriving in their own aircraft. Pilots can reserve slots online. This will be possible starting on Saturday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. local time at Visitors arriving at the airport without a PPR slot will be assessed a post-slot fee. Every pilot who lands at EDNY in their own aircraft will receive free admission to the AERO. As an alternative, the Markdorf glider group, in cooperation with Messe Friedrichshafen, is offering ultralights and powered gliders the opportunity to land on their field without a slot assignment during the entire AERO, from Wednesday April 18 to Saturday, April 21. Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. Departures are also possible on Sunday, April 22. The landing fee in Markdorf is 15 euros; a free shuttlebus travels to the AERO every half hour. The AERO begins on April 18 and lasts until April 21, 2018.

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Boeing to showcase market-proven solutions, future trends in aviation at the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace Berlin 2018 exhibition

Press Release

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will showcase market-proven solutions and future trends in aviation at the Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace (ILA) Berlin 2018 exhibition. A series of Boeing aircraft will be on static display and additional capabilities will be featured in Hall 2 at the exhibition on April 25-29, 2018.

“ILA Berlin is an important venue for Boeing to discuss new trends in aviation and to showcase how we are shaping the future of aviation together with our industry partners in Germany,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, president, Boeing Germany. “Cutting edge technology and digital solutions that enhance the efficiency of our products and streamline operations for our customers will be in the spotlight of Boeing’s ILA presence.”

Boeing will also highlight market-proven capabilities and services expertise. Germany has a requirement for a new heavy lift helicopter, and with the H-47 Chinook, Boeing can provide a modern, proven, reliable platform at a very competitive cost. Boeing will feature the H-47 Chinook during ILA Berlin and provide information on the company’s unique expertise in performance-based logistics, ensuring the aircraft is ready to fly when needed.

The U.S. Department of Defense is scheduled to display several Boeing platforms, including the H-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter, the V-22 multirole tiltrotor, the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, the P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, and the F-15 fighter.

The exhibit will also include Boeing’s new commercial airplane programs and technology “made in Germany” by the company’s established network of suppliers. A special focus will be on the 777X, as the first test airplane is currently going through production.

The Boeing Digital Aviation & Analytics Lab Frankfurt, established last year, and Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen will provide a glance into the future, highlighting the benefits of digital solutions for aviation. Boeing Research & Technology will inform about current trends and new developments in aerospace technology.

Boeing will provide an update with more detail on its ILA Berlin presence and activities as we move closer to the show.

About Boeing

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems and service provider of aftermarket support. Boeing employs approximately 140,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries and supports customers in more than 150 countries worldwide.

About Boeing Germany

Boeing has been a strong contributor to the German economy for many decades. Today Boeing directly employs approximately 600 people at 11 locations throughout Germany and sustains thousands of additional jobs through its supply chain and other activities. In 2016, Boeing and its supply chain partners spent almost $1.3 billion with the company’s established network of nearly 100 suppliers located across Germany. Boeing works together with many German-owned suppliers worldwide. Germany is a key market for Boeing to invest in research and technology partnerships. Boeing has established two research sites in Germany and invests in a growing portfolio of research and technology projects with German industry, universities and research organizations. For more information, please visit and follow @BoeingDACH on Twitter.


Boeing, American Airlines Sign Major Order for 47 787 Dreamliners


  • World's largest airline to more than double its Dreamliner fleet with 47 firm orders and 28 options
  • Order is valued at $12 billion; includes 787-8 and 787-9 models
  • American cites 787 family's performance, commonality, market success for repeat order

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and American Airlines today announced the world's largest airline will more than double its 787 Dreamliner fleet with a new order for 47 of the super-efficient airplane plus 28 options. The 47 787s are valued at more than $12 billion at list prices and makes American Airlines the largest 787 customer in the Western Hemisphere.

American originally ordered 42 787 Dreamliners and has been using the airplanes' tremendous fuel efficiency and superior passenger amenities to open new routes around the world, including Asia Pacific and Europe, and boost its network efficiency. While American still has more airplanes on the way from its initial order, the airline is buying the additional Dreamliners – 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s – to further modernize and expand its fleet.

"We are extremely honored that American Airlines, is deepening its commitment to the 787 Dreamliner. This new order is a powerful endorsement of the 787 family's unique passenger appeal and unmatched ability to help airlines open new routes and grow profitably," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.

Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced engines, the Dreamliner family lowers operating costs by more than 20 percent compared to previous airplanes, and nearly 10 percent compared to today's competing jets.

American becomes the latest airline to place a repeat order for the 787 Dreamliner. More than half of the program's 71 customers have done so, which has helped the 787 program achieve more than 1,350 orders to date.

"We are showing again and again that the 787 Dreamliner is the champion in its class. The airplane's tremendous value proposition explains why it has become the fastest selling twin-aisle jet in history," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company. "And when we match the Dreamliner with Boeing's suite of services, it is a combination that delivers unbeatable value for our customers."

Boeing's Global Services division provides American Airlines with efficiency tools such as Airplane Health Management and Toolbox, which help the airline improve operational performance and improve dispatch reliability.

The 787-8 Dreamliner can fly 242 passengers up to 7,355 nautical miles (13,620 km) in a typical two-class configuration. The 787-9, a stretch of the 787-8, can fly 290 passengers up to 7,635 nautical miles.

About Boeing and American Airlines' history
The relationship between Boeing and American Airlines spans over 80 years. Some of the key shared milestones include:
  • June 1936: American becomes the first to fly the Douglas DC-3 in commercial service
  • January 1959: American uses the Boeing 707 to offer the first coast-to-coast jet service
  • March 1961: American is the first in-service with the Boeing 720B
  • July 1971: The first DC-10 delivery goes to American
  • May 2015: American flies its first revenue flight with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner


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