Jets & Props // 09. – September 11th // Donauwörth-Genderkingen


PRESS RELEASE // 03.03.2023

Jets & Props in the future in the Two-year cycle?

Organizers announce change of course.

Oberhausen/Donauwörth. According to the organizers, the high-end model aircraft trade show “Jets & Props” shall return in the future in even-numbered years as a permanent fixture in the calendars of the model sports world. The decision follows many discussions between the organisers as well as a survey among all exhibitors after the event.

After a corona-related break and subsequent concept change from “Jet Power Event” to
“Jets & Props” the last event took place in September 2022 at the sports airfield in Donauwörth-Genderkingen. For the first time, propeller-driven model aircraft and their accessories were admitted to the trade fair in addition to turbine-driven models. This change was made in agreement with the exhibitors and manufacturers and met with the approval of all participants and visitors, not least because of the greater variety and diversity of models.

With the intended change in the event schedule, the organisers would like to preserve the exclusivity of the world’s largest trade fair of its kind.

“We are aware that this decision is initially a disappointment for all visitors and friends of Jets & Props. Nevertheless, it is important for us to emphasise that we must also keep an eye on the general conditions and profitability. An annual event, especially in this special segment, would inevitably lead to repetition and a perceived wear and tear, which we would like to avoid if possible. The biennial rhythm should help us to develop the fair further and to present all exhibitors and visitors with an even more diverse and exclusive Jets & Props.”

– Jochen Graf, Managing Director JetPower Event GmbH

This diversity should also be reflected in the future in an even broader field of participants from international exhibitors, whose participation requires a particularly large amount of preparatory work and effort.

“The fact is that we are talking about an international trade fair at Jets & Props. With large models, often over the 25kg limit, which in the best case scenario should also take part in the air show. These have to be shipped, cleared through customs, reassembled and then accepted and insured here on site for flying. Shipping alone often takes one to two months. If we then add the costs of the fair and travel, it becomes understandably difficult to advertise annual participation, we have to be that honest.”

– Walther Bednarz, Managing Director JetPower Event GmbH

According to the organisers, there is a single, but resolute no-thinking rule for the consistent further development of the trade fair and event format:

“There will be no changes to the show DNA. Jets & Props will continue to stand for high-quality, international model aircraft and accessories.”

– Emmerich Deutsch, General Manager JetPower Event GmbH

The event team around Emmerich Deutsch and Walther Bednarz is currently examining the contractual possibilities with suppliers and partners in order to finalise the announced change of course.
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