Updates – Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD2018)


The event is hosted over a period of five days in the following format:
A 3-day trade exhibition: The trade exhibition showcases air, sea and land defence technologies, including a static aircraft display. It is open to media and trade visitors only.
A 2-day air show: The air show is a live demonstration of global aircraft and is open to media, trade and general public visitors.

Africa Aerospace and Defence Air show and Defence Exhibition is open to the public.
The air show comprise of a world class air demonstration, mobility track demonstrations, parachute drops, aerobatic displays and many other static displays from some of the biggest names in the aviation and defence industry who will demonstrate their latest and greatest aircraft.
There will also be organised children’s activities and attractions including a Youth Development Programme will be staged in a dedicated Pavilion with a fun fly park where the youth will have interactive activities, such as plastic model building, virtual aviation, simulator, target shooting, first-aid and crime scene investigation.

07 April

Breaking News

We at Aviation Central are now an official Media partner to Africa Aerospace and Defence – AAD2018

  • We will be bringing you the latest news and updates on AAD 2018 right here on this page
  • We will be announcing when you can download the AAD 2018 Mobile APP
  • We will be announcing when you can get your ticket online!
  • We will be running competitions on this page
  • We will be the 1st to announce confirmed aircraft to attend AAD 2018

Be sure to check this page regularly for updates!

31 March

The Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) is Africa’s only Aerospace and Defence Expo that combines both a trade exhibition and an air show. On this page you will receive regular updates on what to expect from AAD2018.

Aviation Central will have a full team at the 2018 Event. We are excited to be part of the Leading Aerospace and Defence event on the African Continent. We are currently in negotiations with the AAD team to become official public media source of information regarding the 2018 event.

Updates to start in April 2018 on this page!
Also read our guide Do’s and Don’ts attending an Airshow
Join our Facebook page for AAD2018

You will also start to see and expected aircraft list, Please note this can change at any time and is not a 100% Grantee of attendance.

Aircraft List

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