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Bankstown Airport welcomes Aviatex 2018




January 24, 2018

Bankstown Airport to become the new home of Aviatex - Australia’s largest annual General Aviation trade show and Careers Exposition

Sydney Metro Airport Bankstown and Bright Events Pty Ltd have announced the commencement of an exciting partnership which will see Aviatex – Aviation & Careers Exposition relocated to Bankstown Airport in November 2018.

Aviatex Expo is the premier trade show in the Australian market for General Aviation products and services, and was previously held in conjunction with the Wings Over Illawarra Airshow in Wollongong.  The strategic relocation to Bankstown, in the heart of Australia’s largest city, will give greater scope to take in the education and training sectors covering all areas of the aviation industry, which is a key focus for the airport going forward. 

CEO of Sydney Metro Airports, Lee de Winton, said “This is an exciting time for our airport, General Aviation in the Sydney Basin and also the Community. I am pleased to welcome Aviatex to Bankstown in 2018. This is especially important as we work to attract the next generation of pilots, engineers and other aviation professionals to meet the needs of both the imminent Western Sydney Airport and the wider Australian Aviation Industry. School leavers, Years 10, 11 and 12 in particular, are encouraged to attend the careers exposition to sample the wide range of potential career streams on offer.

It is also a great opportunity to show off our airport. Bankstown is home to not only over 15 flying schools and an ecosystem of supporting businesses but also hosts the majority of the NSW air emergency services. These hard working services provide essential support to millions of residents in Sydney and the wider NSW communities.”

Mark Bright, Director, Bright Events said “We are excited to provide the general aviation community a platform to showcase their products and services in such a prime location.  We encourage the aviation industry to take advantage of this opportunity to engage with other industry professionals and career seekers. 

The expo will also provide an outstanding venue for business leaders to network, with specific areas set aside for seminars and private conferencing.  ”

This year's event will be held over three days between November 15 and 17, and is open to the general public.  General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased online or at the gate.

Event information can be found at

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Media Contact

Rhiannon Wilson

EA to the CEO, Public Relations & Events Bankstown Airport Pty Ltd

+61 (2) 8709 9400




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