Aviation Events Calendar 2018
2018 is quickly becoming the busiest and most exciting year for aviation aficionados and professionals. To direct you to the best events, we have compiled a guide of must-see dates on the world’s aviation calendar. Simply grab your passport and journey around the globe with Air Charter Service to enjoy an amazing year of aviation entertainment.
6 – 11 February, 2018 | Singapore
Get your trip off to the best start with Singapore’s Airshow, Asia’s largest aerospace and defence event. This global show starts on 6 February for business, and is open to the public on the 10 and 11 for two action-packed days of static aircraft and incredible aerial acrobatic displays.
Displays include the Black Eagles Aerobatic Team, made up of eight Republic of Korea Air Force pilots flying T-50s, and six Jupiter Aerobatic Team members flying KT-1Bs from the Indonesian Air Force (TNI-AU). In addition, there will be meet-the-pilot sessions where visitors can interact and take photos with the events’ pilots. The goal of the Singapore Airshow is to get the public involved with the aviation industry in an entertaining and engaging fashion. For more information, visit Singapore Airshow’s official page.
International Women in Aviation Conference
22 – 24 March, 2018 | Reno, Nevada
The 2018 International Women in Aviation Conference (WAI) seeks to inspire and educate women on all things aviation while celebrating the women who have aided pioneering aviation and aerospace developments.
Since its inaugural conference in 1990, WAI has become much more than a networking event. In 1994 it was recognised as a professional, non-profit organisation. Today, 4,500 international representatives from 19 countries are part of the WAI, awarding a total of 120 scholarships to members at every stage of their careers. The total WAI scholarships awarded since 1995 has surpassed $10 million. To attend the conference, register online.
AEA International Convention & Trade Show
26 – 29 March, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada
The 61st annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show is a unique opportunity to engage with manufacturers, distributors, technicians and business leaders. For those offering products and services to the aviation industry through dealers’ networks, this event is not one to miss.
During the three-day event you can contract new prospects and generate leads, upsell existing customers and promote your company’s image and ethos, maximizing your market exposure. As there are consecutive events starting early and running into the late evening, there is plenty of time for networking. Complete the attendee registration form online and add this unmissable event to your 2018 aviation schedule.
Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In & Expo
10 – 15 April, 2018 | Lakeland, Florida
Mark your calendar as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds make their anticipated return to Sun ’n Fun in Lakeland, Florida this April. Daily airshows, a balloon launch, airshow performers, showcase fly-bys, SUN Sprint/Sport 20 and warbirds make this every aviation enthusiast’s ultimate day out. To enjoy five days of aerospace excellence, purchase your Sun ’n Fun tickets online.
Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
17 – 19 April, 2018 |Shanghai, China
Charter a jet to Shanghai, China, and join global aviation luminaries, entrepreneurs and other purchase decision-makers for the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). ABACE brings together thousands of the best aviation professionals from the continent of Asia and beyond for networking, high quality educational sessions and business opportunities. So if you’re looking for your next business venture or investment, register at the ABACE.
European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
29 – 31 May, 2018 | Geneva, Switzerland
One of the world’s premier events, and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community, the 2018 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2018) should be marked in your calendar.
The three-day event at Geneva’s iconic Palexpo sees government officials, manufacturers, flight department personnel and business pioneers discuss all things aviation. This is the perfect opportunity for you to showcase your aviation and aerospace products and meet buyers from Europe and the rest of the world. You’ll need to register at EBACE2018 to secure a place at this members-only event, and with only a few spots remaining, we recommend doing so quickly.
NATA Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference
12 – 14 June, 2018 | Washington DC
The 2018 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference (ABC) provides attendees with world-class advice and access to the most important aviation businesses and minds. During this exclusive two-day event, a Capitol Hill elected representative discusses issues impacting the aviation industry.
ABC also features NATA’s executives and Board of Directors, who share their aviation activities and plans for the future, as well as an Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon to celebrate individuals whose pioneering and groundbreaking work has propelled the aviation industry forward. With early bird tickets on sale now, all that’s left to do is register for ABC online.
Farnborough International Airshow
16 – 22 July, 2018 | Farnborough, England
With a tagline that states: “The future starts here,” Farnborough International Airshow prides itself on its rich aviation heritage and innovative cutting-edge aerospace technology. Farnborough boasts more than 1,500 exhibitors from 52 countries; 82 of the top 100 aerospace companies attended the event in 2016, where $124 billion orders and commitments were secured.
This global affair is more than just an airshow; it’s a six-day business mega-event that focuses on clean technology, the digitisation of manufacturing and the future of flying cars to name just three focal points. For any business queries, contact the Farnborough team, and get your Farnborough Airshow tickets here.
Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition
14 – 16 August, 2018 | São Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo is the Latin American capital of aviation business and a hub of aerospace innovation. This leading Latin American business aviation event, known as LABACE, is one of four worldwide NBAA partnerships trade shows, offering great business opportunities due to the 145,000 visitors, 1,830 exhibitions and 650 aircraft that have participated at LABACE since its inception 15 years ago. The consolidated partnership between the companies that attend LABACE makes it the perfect business opportunity for anyone wanting to get involved in aviation and avionics.
Garmin Pilot Training Classes
18 – 19 October, 2018 | Fort Worth, Texas
Garmin, a world leader in pilot education and training, has announced new pilot training classes across the US throughout 2018. Featuring G500/G600 and/or GTN 650/750 and integrated flight deck training, these instructor-led training classes will mirror the in-depth instructions offered at Garmin Headquarters. Whatever your level of experience, Garmin’s hands-on approach to learning avionics makes this an aviation event not to be missed.
All regional classes cost $795 to attend and are taught by certified flight instructors. Below is a list of dates and locations:
- February 15 - 16: Flight Safety Academy, Vero Beach, Florida
- June 4 - 5: Garmin AT Facility, Salem, Oregon
- September 20 - 21: Garmin Yarmouth Office, Yarmouth, Maine
- October 18 - 19: Tarrant County Community College, Fort Worth, Texas
- November 1 - 2: Robinson Helicopter Company, Torrance, California
Whether you’re visiting one or all of the above aviation events, allow Air Charter Service to arrange your bespoke and luxurious private plane hire.