Paris Air Show commissioner Louis Le Portz wants nothing but the best for this week’s Farnborough International show, while predicting that next year’s Paris show will be as successful as its 2009 edition in terms of the number of exhibitors and country delegations expected. “Le Bourget and Farnborough are crucial for our profession; the industry needs us both,” he said.
Tradeshow Week announced that the NBAA Convention rose to the fifth position in its rankings of largest trade shows in the U.S. last year. In 2007 the NBAA event was listed as the 10th largest show and in 2006 it was ranked at number 37. This year’s NBAA Convention will be held from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, Fla., the same location as last year.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) have sold their interests in the annual Aviation Services and Suppliers SuperShow, known as AS3, to Cygnus Business Media. The buyer is a diversified holding company that publishes trade magazines, including those for FBOs and maintenance technicians, and operates other trade shows.
The popularity of aircraft interiors shows is growing globally. Some are dedicated specifically to business aviation completion and refurbishment. Others feature primarily airline interiors. The first this year is Aircraft Interiors Expo 2008 in Hamburg, Germany, to be held from April 1 to 3 at the Hamburg Messe exhibition center. Contact: email@example.com; phone +44 208 334-0595.
The combined Aviation Services and Suppliers Supershow (AS3) and GSE International Expo is now called “Aviation Industry Week.” As it was last year for the first time, this month’s event combines the conventions of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA); the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA); and the GSE (Ground Support Equipment) International Expo trade show.
The times, they are a changing. Years ago, during the heyday of new product introductions within a few years of each other and a plethora of international aerospace manufacturers, airshow exhibitors tripped over each other trying to outdo the competition.
Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives and architect of the “Contract with America,” will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s Aviation Industry Expo (formerly Aviation Industry Week).