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Canadian Aviation Expo

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Type  Tradeshow and Fly-in
Founded  1992
Canadian Aviation Expo
Headquarters  Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Held at  Canadian Warplane Heritage
Website  www.canadianaviationexpo.com

The Canadian Aviation Expo (CAE) is Canada’s largest aviation event, combining a three-day tradeshow with a fly-in. Except for 2007 it has included an airshow. The Expo is held annually at the beginning of May at the Hamilton/John C. Munro International Airport in Ontario. The event attracts about 20,000 visitors per year.

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History

The event started as the Toronto Sport Aircraft Expo in 1992 and was held in a downtown Toronto convention centre. Later it was renamed the Toronto Aviation and Aircraft Show and was moved to the Air Canada hangar at Toronto Pearson International Airport and later to Downsview Airport in north Toronto. The move to the Oshawa Airport was made in 2002 and the name was changed to Canadian Aviation Expo at the same time.

In 2009 the Expo moved from Oshawa Airport to Hamilton Airport where it used the facilities of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in a joint show.

Management

Principals in the operation of the show since 2002 have been Stephen Wilcox, Steve Nichols and John Green.

Sponsors

The Expo's major sponsor since 2002 has been Breitling.

A major supporter of this event is the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association who held their annual convention in conjunction with the CAE in both 2003 and 2006.

References

Canadian Aviation Expo Wikipedia


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