ILA 2010 will be opened by Federal Chancellor Merkel

Berlin – With the largest participation in a history stretching back over 100 years the ILA 2010 will be the year’s largest industry event for every aspect of the aerospace business.

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From 8 to 13 June a total of 1,153 exhibitors from 47 countries (2008: 1.127 / 37 countries) are displaying the entire range of current and future products and services connected with aviation and space technology.

Exhibitors from Australia, Finland, Mexico, Monaco, Sweden, Singapore, Turkey and Tunisia are represented there for the first time.

Approximately 40 per cent of the exhibitors are from outside Germany, with the largest European delegations coming from Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Poland, Switzerland and Russia.

The USA is staging its largest presentation for many years at the ILA. For the first time since 1998 the Boeing company is represented by a stand in the North American pavilion.

The largest national displays from the Far East are those of South Korea and Japan.

ILA 2010 - Opening Press Conference: Stefan Grave, ILA Project Director, Messe Berlin GmbH; Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of Land Brandenburg; Klaus Wowereit, the Governing Mayor of Berlin; Dr. Thomas Enders, President of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI); Peter Dietrich, Director of Swissmem and Christopher Bach, Spokesman of BDLI (l.t.r.)

The expansion of this event has also been boosted by the displays by the German aerospace industry. The joint stand organized by the BDLI alone includes some 40 exhibitors and occupies an area of more than 1,000 square metres, a substantial increase compared with the ILA 2008 (2008: 26 / 672 m²).

The leading international exhibitors include Airbus, AgustaWestland, Antonov, Arianespace, Astrium, Beriev, Bell Helicopter Textron, Boeing, Bombardier, CAE, Diamond, Diehl, EADS, Eurocopter, ESA, General Atomics, Irkut Corporation, Ivchenko, Liebherr Aerospace, Lufthansa Technik, Lockheed Martin, MiG Russian Aircraft Corporation, MD Helicopters, MTU, Northrop Grumman, OHB, Oboronprom Russian Helicopters, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rockwell Collins, Rolls-Royce, RUAG, Sikorsky and Thales.

Opening tour of the fair US Coral: H.E. Bernard de Monteferrand, Ambassador of France; Vice Admiral Jeffrey A. Wieringa Director DSCA; Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Swiss Department of Economic Affairs; Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; Rainer Brüderle, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology; Dr. Thomas Enders, President of the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) (l.t.r.)

The partner country of the ILA 2010 is Switzerland, which is commemorating “100 Years of Swiss Aviation” this year and will also be making a memorable impression with one of the public’s favourites, the “Patrouille Suisse”. The Swiss association Swissmem comprises some 50 member companies, over 60 per cent of which are taking part in the ILA.

Approximately 300 aircraft of every size and in every category – and considerably more than at any of the world’s other aerospace trade shows – can be seen on the ground and in the air during the three trade visitors’ days (8-10 June) and at the weekend, when the public are admitted (11-13 June), and many will be making their world, European or ILA debut.

For the first time the successful cooperation between the German air force and the military hardware companies in the German aerospace industries is the subject of a jointly planned exhibition pavilion (Hall 12) at the ILA 2010.

The ILA Path of Innovation presents the latest developments in the fields of eco-efficiency and environmental compatibility.

Compared with the ILA2008 there has been considerable expansion in some individual areas of the ILA such as the International Suppliers’ Center (ISC, Hall 11), the HeliCenter (Hall 1 and Display 5) and the CareerCenter (Hall 6). With its Space Pavilion, the directly linked Space Conference Area and the Space World (Hall 9) the ILA 2010 places a greater emphasis on the subject of “Space Flight” than can be found at any other aerospace fair.

Organizers believe the ILA can confidently assert its claim to be the leading combination of congress and trade fair in the aerospace sector.

With over 100 accompanying conferences and workshops and an extensive programme of visits by delegations from all over the world this trade fair boasts as the venue for high-ranking meetings between the representatives of politics, business, defence and research.

According to the organizers, all available space on the 250,000 square metres site on the southern section of Berlin-Schönefeld Airport is fully booked.

A total of 14 exhibition halls and exhibition buildings offering 55,000 square metres of covered display space and five open air areas (110,000 m²) have been set aside for the presentations. Approximately 85,000 square metres are available for the public or are occupied by roadways and paths.

The ILA 2010 will be opened on 8 June during the course of a 90-minute tour by Germany’s Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. She will be accompanied by the Swiss Federal President Doris Leuthard,among other distinguished guests that include Rainer Brüderle, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economics and Technology.

Other high-ranking visitors at the fair include Dr. Peter Ramsauer, Federal Minister of Transport, Construction and Urban Development, Matthias Platzeck, Minister President of the Land Brandenburg, Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, Peter Hintze, Parliamentary State Secretary and the Federal Government’s Coordinator for Aviation and Space Flight, Wolfgang Mayrhuber, Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, BDLI President Dr. Thomas Enders and Raimund Hosch, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH.

The ILA 2010 is organized by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), Berlin, and Messe Berlin GmbH.