The Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition 2017 will be the thirteenth such event staged at Avalon.
It is by far the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and will bring together aviation and aerospace professionals, key defence personnel, aviation enthusiasts and members of the general public.
The Airshow comprises two separate, but concurrent major international events.
The Australian International Airshow is a three day, action-packed public spectacular with breathtaking public flying displays and an amazing array of static aircraft to view up close.
The Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition, is a major trade event for Australia's aviation, aerospace and defence industries.
Typically it attracts some 600 participating exhibitor companies showcasing their products, services and technologies to a national and international audience.
Together these events combine to form one of the most exciting attractions on the Australian tourism calendar.
It came to Victoria in 1992 at the invitation of then premier Jeff Kennett who was keen to establish a technology-based event that would attract key industry and defence representatives and tourists alike.
It continues to grow in stature and importance as a major aviation and aerospace showcase.