ILA Berlin 2024 Concludes with a Rise in Visitor Numbers

 ILA Berlin 2024 Concludes with a Rise in Visitor Numbers

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Pioneering Aerospace: A Successful Event at Berlin/Brandenburg’s Airport BER

ILA Berlin 2024 Overview

The ILA Berlin 2024 has successfully concluded, marking a significant increase in visitor numbers. Over the course of five days, the event, themed “Pioneering Aerospace,” gathered approximately 95,000 participants from around 60 nations. With around 600 exhibitors from 31 countries, the event showcased the future of aerospace technology, research, and development. The focus was on climate-neutral aviation, security and defense, and the benefits of space flight for humanity.

Highlights and Key Figures

Participants: Around 95,000

Exhibitors: 600 from 31 countries

Federal Government Representation: Strong presence

Delegations: 200 from around 60 countries

ILA Talent Hub: 1,500 participants

Next ILA Berlin: Scheduled for 10 to 14 June 2026

Federal Government Support

Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz opened the event with a tour, emphasizing the federal government’s support for a robust aerospace industry. Key figures accompanying the chancellor included Federal Minister of Transport Dr. Volker Wissing, Brandenburg’s Minister President Dr. Dietmar Woidke, and Berlin’s Senator for Economics Franziska Giffey, among others.

Statements from Industry Leaders

Martin Kroell, member of the board and SME officer of the BDLI, highlighted the importance of ILA for the German aerospace industry, emphasizing its role in fostering innovation and political dialogue. Dr. Mario Tobias, CEO of Messe Berlin GmbH, praised ILA’s focus on innovation, technology, and sustainability in aerospace.

Impressive Aircraft Display

This year’s ILA featured around 100 aircraft, including drones, helicopters, and large passenger airliners like the Emirates A380, Beluga ST, and A321 XLR. Noteworthy military aircraft on display included the Loyal Wingman, A400 M transport aircraft, and the F-35 multirole stealth fighter, which made its debut at the ILA flying display.

Major Announcements and Deals

Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser signed a €1.9 billion contract with Airbus Helicopters for H225 Super Puma helicopters for the German Federal Police. Additionally, the Working Group on Climate-neutral Aviation presented its recommendations, and over 40 entities signed the Zero Debris Charter aiming for debris-neutral space.

Engaging Stage Events and Talent Hub

The event featured discussions on the latest aerospace topics across four stages. The ILA Aviation Future Lab stage focused on achieving zero-emissions aviation by 2050, while the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) stage explored the potential of unmanned aerial systems and eVTOL aircraft. The Defence Forum Air and the Space Pavilion offered insights into global airpower and the benefits of space flight, respectively.

The ILA Talent Hub was a new addition, attracting around 1,500 visitors, including students and professionals seeking new opportunities in the aerospace sector.

Looking Ahead

The next ILA Berlin is scheduled to take place from 10 to 14 June 2026. With its continued focus on pioneering aerospace technologies and innovations, the event is set to remain a key platform for industry leaders, policymakers, and enthusiasts alike.

For more information on ILA Berlin 2024, visit ILA Berlin’s official website.

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