Meet top buyers and influencers from across Africa!

AAD, the largest gathering of industry players on the African continent acts as a stimulus to Africa’s economy and serves emerging African markets — in both the civil aviation and defense sectors.

Peter Kelley Project Manager
Peter Kelley
Project Manager
Show Focus

AAD will focus on:

Civil Aviation and MRO

  • AAD will host buyers in the civil aviation industry looking for products and services to supply the growing need for industry modernization.
  • The country’s MRO market is expected to grow and continue to service the continent MRO needs.

Military Aviation

  • The Ministry of Defense will have a strong presence at the show and is a main supporter of AAD 2020.With South Africa's strong focus on U.S. military products, the U.S. DSCA/DoD will be involved in the FMS process with the MOD, and will be a large presence in the USA Partnership Pavilion supporting U.S. exhibitors during the show.

Defense Systems

  • AAD offers a unique opportunity to meet with multiple African countries all under one roof. Serving as the only international aerospace and defense show on the continent, AAD 2020 will see delegates from over 100 countries and all forms of military.
Show Data

The 2018 edition of AAD reported strong attendance and industry participation:

  • 486 exhibitors from 40 countries
  • 32,538 trade visitors from 112 countries
  • 55,063 public visitors
  • 62 official delegations from 33 countries
  • 14 national pavilions
USA Partnership Pavilion

The USA Partnership Pavilion is your export advantage at AAD. Because it presents the highest concentration of U.S. equipment and services at the show, it's a magnet for buyers looking for American quality, innovation and partnership.

In addition to our complete suite of pre-show, on-site and post-show services, capitalize on the extra attention, activities and access we're planning to generate for American suppliers:

  • Anticipated industry briefings by Office of Defence Cooperation, Department of Commerce and other government officials, as well as representatives of local/regional utilities.
  • Participation of U.S. Commercial Service representatives from countries in and around the South African and MENA region.
  • DSCA (DoD) works closely with the USA Partnership Pavilion to ensure maximum exposure to buyers at the show.
  • The Pavilion location is the ideal spot for any company looking to network with local corporations