Aviation Events Calendar 2017
2017 is shaping up to be a busy year for aviation professionals and enthusiasts alike. We’ve put together a guide to the essential events on the aviation industry’s calendar so you can start planning for the year ahead.
International Brazil Air Show (IBAS)
29 March-2 April 2017 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The goal of the annual International Brazil Air Show is to create a forum for the three primary sectors of aerospace – supply chain, airport infrastructure, and commercial, military and executive suppliers – to discuss how improvements can be made in the industry. Over the course of the conference, events will focus on topics such as business and general aviation, women in the industry, and the space and drones market. Visitor registration is not yet open, but will be available at the official website.
AEA International Convention and Trade Show
13-16 March 2017 | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The 60th annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show in New Orleans represents approximately 90% of government-certified avionics companies worldwide. For avionics manufacturers and distributors, the AEA Trade Show is the premier venue for introducing new products to a global audience. A ticket to all sessions, exhibits and social events is available at $610 for AEA members and $870 for non-members. For more information, visit the official website.
5-8 April 2017 | Friedrichshafen, Germany
One of the world’s leading general aviation trade shows, AERO Friedrichshafen is a chance for visitors to learn about the developments on the horizon in the general aviation industry. AERO Friedrichshafen is among the largest shows of its kind, featuring over 600 exhibitors from 35 countries and 33,000 visitors from around the world. Tickets for a four-day pass cost €60. For more information, visit the official website.
Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE)
11-13 April 2017 | Shanghai, China
Since its first show in 2012, the Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai has aimed to bring together thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs in business aviation from around the world. Companies use the conference as an opportunity to showcase their products, meet buyers and make valuable connections within the industry. Visitor registration is not yet open, but will be available at the official website.
AAAE Conference and Exhibition
7-10 May 2017 | Long Beach, California, USA
The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is the world’s largest professional association of airport employees and management personnel. Its 89th conference and exhibition in Long Beach, California is an opportunity to access integral information through exhibits and presentations and network with consultants and vendors in the industry. Visitor registration is not yet open, but will be available at the official website.
European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
22-24 May 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland
The 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) is the premier European event for the business aviation community. Held at Geneva’s Palexpo, EBACE 2017 will bring together government officials, business leaders, manufacturers and others from the business aviation industry for an important conversation about developments in the industry. Visitor registration is not yet open, but will be available on the official website.
Paris Air Show
19-25 June 2017 | Paris, France
Among the most popular aviation events in the world, the 52nd International Paris Air Show will feature more than 2,300 exhibiting companies at the Bourget exhibition center. In addition to the hugely popular aviation equipment exhibition, the program includes events for professionals and aviation fans alike, including “The Careers Plane,” a showcase of careers in aviation, and "The Sky of Tomorrow,” a look into environmentally-friendly aerospace research. A seven-day visitor’s pass is available at €126 per person. For more information, visit the official website.
24-30 July 2017 | Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Each year, more than 550,000 visitors travel from 80 countries to EAA AirVenture to experience the past, present and future of flight. In addition to speakers and workshops, visitors are able to witness over 10,000 aircraft in flight, from vintage planes and military aircraft to home-built aircraft. Should you want to fly yourself in, landing a plane at Oshkosh is a rite of passage for pilots. A two-day ticket for an adult non-member costs $76. For more information, visit the official website.
NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition
10-12 October 2017 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas is one of the world’s top business aviation trade shows and the sixth largest trade show of any kind in the United States. The convention is set to feature 1,100 indoor exhibitions with 100 business aircraft on display at the Henderson Executive Airport and a full program of educational sessions. Visitor registration is not yet open, but will be available on the official website.
12-16 November, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Airshow first opened in 1986 as Arab Air. In the years since, the Dubai Airshow has grown to be one of the largest and most significant aviation events in the world. The exhibition is set to showcase the newest innovations in military, general and commercial aviation, as well as a number of exciting new exhibitions, including airport solutions and space travel. Visitor registration is not yet open, but will be available on the official website.
Red Bull Air Race World Championship
Begins 10-11 February 2017 | Abu Dhabi
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship is often heralded as the fastest and most exhilarating motorsport on earth. Pilots navigate an obstacle course of tight turns and air gates with the goal of completing the race in the fastest time. As the race takes place at high speeds and low altitudes, only the most elite pilots can compete. In 2016, 14 pilots participated in eight races around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Austria, Japan, Budapest, Ascot, Lausitz, Indianapolis and Las Vegas. The 2017 season will kick off in Abu Dhabi with the rest of the event calendar to be announced in due course, additional information is available on the official website.