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SETOps conference revived for AERO Friedrichshafen 2023
The 2023 edition of SETOps will cover small airfields, recognising the important and overlooked role they play in supporting commercial general aviation aircraft, and the opportunity they offer for the UAM industry.
AERO Friedrichshafen show director Tobias Bretzel with GAMA vice president, operations Jens C Henning during NBAA-BACE in Orlando, Florida.

SETOps, the Single Engine Turboprop Operations Conference, is to return next April 2023 as part of a wider conference programme contained within the AERO Friedrichshafen general aviation trade show held in Germany.

Organisers Emerald Media and BlueSky News are delighted to team with the General Aviation Manufacturers' Association (GAMA) and organisers of AERO 2023 for a day-long event, to be held on Friday 21 April. The 2023 edition will extend to small airfields, recognising the vitally important and often overlooked role they play in supporting these aircraft.

“Over the past few years concern has been growing over regulations that continue to restrict the growth of commercial general aviation operations, which are also adversely impacted by threats of small airfield closures. As our industry begins to move into a new era of urban air mobility, SETOps can be a trailblazer for the sector to set the regulatory framework and get the access right for Europe,” says GAMA vice president European affairs Kyle Martin. “GAMA is pleased to partner with Emerald and team to promote this conference at AERO, which is a big fixture on the industry's calendar.”

SETOps events in 2016 and 2017 were previously hosted in the UK at London Oxford airport and The Royal Aeronautical Society, attended by 120-plus international delegates.

“We see at first hand how these aircraft deliver great benefits for their business and leisure passengers from our home at Fairoaks airport in Surrey. It took the return of face-to-face meetings this year, initially with GAMA at the Farnborough Air Show, then EBACE with AERO Friedrichshafen director Tobias Bretzel, then all together at NBAA, to determine SETOps 2023,” says Emerald Media principal Alison Chambers.

“We are very proud to welcome the SETOps Conference at AERO Friedrichshafen next year. There are a lot of topics related to SETOps that need to be aired after the long pandemic break. AERO will be the perfect host platform to bring all involved parties from industry, operators and regulators together,” adds show director Tobias Bretzel.

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