Africa Aerospace & Defence Ysterplaat Airshow

Air Force Base Ysterplaat, against the backdrop of Table Mountain, will provide the setting for the biggest air show in Africa


Africa’s largest aerospace, defence, and security exhibition is once again happening in what many have called the world’s most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town.

The Africa Aerospace & Defence – AAD 2008– will be held in Cape Town from 17-21 September All of the major suppliers of civil and military aerospace, defence, and security equipment to the South African government will be represented in Cape Town by top ranking executives.

The Ysterplaat Airshow’s an innovative and expanded showcase for local, regional and global exhibitors who supply civil, military and security products, systems, components and services to customers in Africa and around the world.

AAD (Africa Aerospace & Defence) 2008 will feature three trade days and two public days. The last show, AAD 2006 in Cape Town, drew more than 22 000 professional trade visitors from Africa and beyond and the spectacle proved to be one of the best air shows of Africa.

The public days drew 90 000 spectators in 2006, with the air show featuring some of the world’s most advanced aircrafts.

Africa Aerospace & Defence Ysterplaat Airshow:

Date: 17-21 September 2008
Venue: Ysterplaat Air Force Base
Location: Ysterplaat | Cape Town

This year’s air show also coincides with the South African government’s strategy for strengthening, growing and forging worldwide alliances for its domestic aerospace, air transport, maritime, land systems, security and space industries.

ADD 2008 will feature more than 400 exhibitors from at least 25 countries.

Exhibitors from industrialised countries as well as the emerging markets will ensure an unparalleled diversity of product systems and a vast array of newly developed technologies.

AAD 2008 will provide a unique opportunity for industry and the media to get to grips with the opportunities unfolding on the African continent, particularly as South African industry joins hands with its international partners.

For 2010 information be sure to have a look at our events listing for the Ysterplaat Airshow 2010.
Be sure to read our feature on the Ysterplaat Airshow.

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