ILA 2016 hits the technological heights

With its numerous innovations and advanced technology the ILA Berlin Air Show 2016 demonstrates the capabilities and achievements of all areas of the global aerospace industry. From 1 to 4 June 2016 a wide range of the latest hi-tech products as well as research and development projects were displayed by the 1,017 exhibitors from 37 countries. During this four-day event 150,000 trade visitors and members of the public thronged the 250,000 square-metre Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. Some 200 aircraft were featured in the static and flying displays. For the professionals there were 50 congresses and conferences providing details about the latest developments in the industry. Digitalisation and 3D printing, Industry 4.0 and eco-efficiency were among the main themes addressed by the conferences. The many hi-tech products on view at the new Future Lab on the stand of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs provided insights into the technological future of the aerospace industry. The Startup Day was another new feature this year, and enabled 50 newly established companies to present their creative ideas and business models which have the potential to benefit the aerospace industry in the future.

The ILA Berlin Air Show 2016  has clearly shown that it is synonymous with Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace. It dealt selectively with forward-looking topics in our outward looking industry, including sustainability, digitalisation, 3D printing and Industry 4.0. The past four days have given a significant impetus to these advanced areas, which our industry will be able to exploit in its efforts to implement innovative developments in cutting edge technology. I am particularly pleased with the entirely positive feedback from our exhibitors from all over the world. The wide and varied programme of flying displays provided impressive proof of the fascination exerted by our products.

The ILA Space Pavilion was definitely THE place to be for all top-level decision makers of the international space community. Find the booklet: ILA Space Pavilion 2016 in form of a PDF.

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