The dates for the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition has officially been set for 23 to 28 February 2021.
Avalon 21 is expected to break attendance records as the Southern Hemisphere’s largest single aerospace and aviation exposition – especially since it will be a cornerstone event of the Royal Australian Air Force’s Centenary celebrations.
It will comprise industry-only trade exposition days from Tuesday 23 February to Friday 26 February, with public airshow and entertainment days from Friday 26 February to Sunday 28 February.
Organisers are planning for unprecedented participation from exhibitors, trade delegates, the Royal Australian Air Force and international defence representatives attending to honour the RAAF’s Centenary.
CEO Ian Honnery said the RAAF milestone, together with the 2020 Centenary of the formation of Qantas, meant organisers were planning for a huge event.
“As an international aerospace industry exposition, Avalon 2019 was a record‐breaker in both exhibitor numbers and trade-day attendances, with a host of major industry announcements and significant international participation from a total of 37 countries,” he said.
“Avalon 2021 will be the largest single event in the Air Force 2021 Centenary calendar and will come just three months after the November 2020 Centenary of Qantas.
“Avalon 2021 will be a celebration of a hundred years of Australian innovation and leadership in military and civil aviation and aerospace.
“That combination of civil and defence is already proving a magnet for industry, with both Australian and international companies committing to the event to display their contributions to this world-class Australian aviation heritage.
“More than ever, Avalon 2021 will showcase Australian industry to the world, by bringing the world to Australia.”
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