The Australian International Airshow has been pushed back one week to 30 November - 5 December, organiser AMDA Foundation announced today.
According to AMDA, the reason for the rescheduling is to create space between Avalon 2021 and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, which is slated for 19-21 November, which would have been only one week before the air show.
Having two major events in Melbourne only one week apart could have presented logistical issues.
"The decision to defer Avalon 2021 was taken in consultation with major stakeholder, the Royal Australian Air Force, reflecting the RAAF’s commitment to what will be the major airshow event of the RAAF Centenary year," AMDA Foundation CEO Ian Honnery said.
"As the most comprehensive aviation, aerospace and defence exposition in the southern hemisphere, the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition (Avalon) will be a key platform for development of Australian industry, and for promotion of civil and defence aviation to Australian and international visitors.
"The AMDA Foundation team is committed to producing an Avalon 2021 which maximises the event’s contribution to the nation and is positioned to be the world’s premier airshow in 2021."
This is the third set of dates for Avalon 2021, which was originally scheduled for 23-28 February this year before COVID forced a postponement to the 23-28 November time slot.