AAD 2017 Accommodation
Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) was born from the Aerospace Africa civilian exhibition (the roots of which lay in the original Lanseria air show in 1975) and the DEXSA military exhibition.
Andante Lodge’s original buildings were built around the same time. It has however evolved lately into a 4 star Luxury Accommodation Establishment situated very centrally between Pretoria and Johannesburg and also just a few minutes drive from Waterkloof Air Force Base who hosts AAD 2017.
Having hosted delegates to the AAD 2016 event and enjoying positive feedback regarding their stay, we can confidently promote Andante Lodge as an excellent AAD 2017 Accommodation choice.
After a long day of enjoyment taking in the thunderous arial displays, you can come home to a relaxed atmosphere and comfortable suite we offer as AAD 2017 accommodation.
Some history about the event: The event offered companies the opportunity to showcase their products inside the indoor exhibition area, book hospitality chalets and display their aircraft in the static aircraft park and on the public days offered members of the general public the opportunity to view an international air show.In 1998 the two trade associations – the Commercial Aviation Association of Southern Africa (CAASA) and the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries Association of South (AMD) – joined in organising Aerospace Africa. As was said at the time, “Since the first Aviation Africa in 1975, the exhibition has undergone many changes, from a local aero-display and trade show, operating from a small airport 22 years ago, Aviation Africa, under the auspices of the CAASA, has grown to a fully recognised international aerospace exhibition catering for all of the sub-Saharan aviation and aerospace requirements. “After AMD’s success in organising SAAF ’75 Expo, as part of the South African Air Force’s 75th anniversary celebrations in 1995, there was a growing request for further military trade exhibits and an air show. A joint venture between CAASA and AMD was therefore a natural progression.”
The name changed to Aerospace Africa, the venue to AFB Waterkloof and the amalgamation with AMD incorporated a greater military influence. This grew the number of exhibitors to 254 representing 21 countries.