Organisers of the Australian International Airshow have announced the dates for the 2021 event.
Avalon 2021 will run from 23-28 February, with public access from Friday 26 to Sunday 28.
The event coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Air Force and the centenary of Qantas.
“AVALON 2021 will be the largest single event in the Air Force 2021 Centenary calendar and will come just three months after the November 2020 Centenary of Qantas," said Avalon 2021 CEO Ian Honnery.
"AVALON 2021 will be a celebration of 100 years of Australian innovation and leadership in military and civil aviation and aerospace. That combination of civil and defence is already proving a magnet for industry, with both Australian and international companies committing to the event to display their contributions to this world-class Australian aviation heritage."
With the two major celebrations as drawcards, Honnery believes that Avalon 2021 will break all attendance records and eclipse the 2019 figures.
According to the Aerospace Maritime Defence and Security Foundation of Australia (AMDSFA), Avalon 2019 attracted 698 participating companies, 161 official industry and government delegations and 38,952 visitors attended across the industry days Tuesday 26 February to Thursday 28 February.
The visitor figure was 14.5% higher than that recorded at Avalon 2017.
However, AMDSFA described the public day attendance figures as "soft", with the 132,878 visitors on the Friday 1 March to Sunday 3 March public days 25% down on the 176,742 recorded for Avalon 2017.
The poor public figures were blamed on the very hot weather experienced on the public days, which the organisers will be hoping does not re-visit the show in 2021.