16 April, 2024

SUCCESSFUL TWENTY-THIRD EDITION


With great success, a new edition of the International Air and Space Fair ended on Sunday, April 14. The event achieved, once again, to summon the most outstanding exhibitors of their categories and captivate the audience who enjoyed it. This reasserted that FIDAE continues to be the aerospace, defense and security fair with the longest trajectory and recognition in Latin America.


During its twenty-third edition, FIDAE occupied 15,604 square meters and managed to overcome 420 exhibitors, 115 exhibition aircraft, more than 50 participant countries, over 600 official and trade delegations, more than 1,500 national and foreign accredited press, as well as spotters who covered the show, added to the approximately 100,000 attendees of the event.

During the trade fair, technological advances and innovation of the six categories covered by the exhibition –Civil & Commercial Aviation, Defense, Airport Equipment and Services, Homeland Security, Aircraft Maintenance, and Space Technology– were appreciated.

The Trade Show started on Tuesday, April 9 and ended on Friday, April 12. At the Fair, professionals from different categories showed their portfolios of goods and services, instance where various commercial agreements were established and about 1,500 meetings were scheduled.

The air demonstrations were shown on the weekend dedicated to general public, which enjoyed aerial and static exhibitions, such as the Technology Fair of the Chilean Air Force, where attendees had the opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art technology that FACH is equipped with. Similarly, the Air Force stand dedicated to the Forces Schools, Exhibition Team, and Space Direction was also set up.

Within the air demonstrations, aircraft such as the USAF F-22 Raptor, and the FACH F-16; F-5; Super Tucano; DHC-6 Twin Otter; and MH-60M Black Hawk, UH-1H and Bell 412 helicopters stood out. Moreover, the aerobatics of the Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB) dazzled the audience thanks to the “Esquadrilha da Fumaça’’; the Escuadrilla de Alta Acrobacia ‘’Halcones’’ belonging to the Exhibition Team of the Chilean Air Force; Team Villarica; RV Team and the Chilean pilots, Mijali Proestakis and Felipe Tapia, among others.

Moreover, the parachute teams formed by the FACH Boinas Azules Parachute Team; the Wings of Blue from the USAF, and the Colombian Air Force team Águila de Gules captivated those who enjoyed their spectacle.

The International Air and Space Fair, FIDAE, organized by the Chilean Air Force, ended its twenty-third edition with great success. Among other areas, it allowed to generate greater aerospace awareness in the inhabitants of the country, brought the Institution closer to the people, especially to children, and reaffirmed the importance that this recognized exhibition represents for Chile.

 

We look forward to seeing you in FIDAE 2026!