09.03.2010 ILA 2010 will feature the world’s most extensive programme of conferences

09.03.2010 ILA 2010 will feature the world’s most extensive programme of conferences

Berlin, 9 March 2010 – With the most extensive programme of conferences of any international air show the ILA 2010 (8 – 13 June) confirms its position as the leading combined convention and trade show for the entire aerospace sector. The Berlin Air Show will be accompanied by some 100 conferences and meetings, workshops and series of lectures aimed at experts from every aspect of the aerospace business. A separate conference centre has been set up for this purpose in Halls 4 and 5 on the exhibition grounds, which are located on the south side of Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. Other conference facilities are also available in the immediate vicinity in Berlin and Brandenburg. With these conferences the ILA supplements the presentation of products and services in the exhibition halls and on the open air grounds with the latest information about the most important questions and challenges facing the industry, and provides an indispensable forum for discussions about specialist topics.

There are ten conference categories: “Commercial Aviation”, “Politics and Business”, “Research and Development”, “Defence and Security”, “Space Flight”, “Equipment, Engines”, „Maintenance, Technical Services”, “General Aviation”, “Education and Careers” and “Helicopters”. The programme will include the following conferences:

The 3rd European Conference on Materials and Structures in Aerospace - EUCOMAS - on 7 and 8 June provides an outstanding networking and communication platform for materials scientists and technicians, developers and designers. The conference focuses on the specific themes and objectives of the European aviation industry. It will be used to present the latest findings in materials and process technology and the relevant applications.

On 7 June the “European General Aviation Conference” will be taking place for the third time at Schönhagen Airport, as a venue for papers and discussions about the current challenges and prospects facing general aviation in Europe.

The Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Rainer Brüderle has invited his counterparts from France, Spain and the United Kingdom to attend the Conference of Airbus Ministers in order to discuss the latest developments in civil aviation with Airbus directors and shareholders (8 June).

The international conference “Greener Skies Ahead” addresses the technological challenges as well as the industry’s actual technological concepts for making aviation more environmentally friendly (8 June).

Some 100 parliamentary representatives from Germany and many other European countries are expected to attend the 5th International Parliamentarians’ Day (10 June).

The possibilities for the deployment of unmanned aircraft systems, along with current trends and developments in this field, will be on the agenda on 10 June at a conference “Autonomous Future - Unmanned Aerial Systems in Armed Forces”, which is being organised by the German Air Force and the BDLI.

On 9 June the Fraunhofer Institute for Polymer Materials and Composites in Teltow is staging the workshop “Composites in Aviation and Space Flight”. This will focus on achieving weight reductions in aircraft construction through the use of new materials as a way of cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

During the “Third European Air Transport Conference” on 9 June many prominent speakers from Germany and abroad will address issues of vital importance to air transport and the competitive environment.

Personnel selection procedures, theoretical training and simulation will form the main themes of the “4th Future Military Pilot Training Conference” on 9 and 10 June.

At the 2nd ILA Aviation Investors’ Conference, which is being organised by MainFirst Bank AG/Frankfurt a. M, listed companies in this sector will meet with an international audience made up of institutional investors (9 June).

The increasingly important issue of aircraft financing will be addressed at the 1st Berlin International Aircraft Finance Conference (10-11 June).

There will be a continuous programme of conferences in the “Space Flight” section. The venue will be the Space Conference Area at the ILA 2010 Space Pavilion in Hall 9. Particular mention should be made of the ILA SPACE DAY II on 10 June – organised by the European Space Agency ESA, the International Astronautical Federation IAF, the German Aerospace Centre DLR and the German Aerospace Industries Association BDLI. The high-ranking participants in this conference will include the chief executives and representatives of the space agencies of the USA, Russia, China and Japan. The Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Rainer Brüderle, has agreed to act as patron.

On 9 June the Earth Observation Conference will be dealing with a number of issues including global climate change, and will be showing the potential offered by space flight for early identification of global changes and for taking corrective action.

The conference programme for the helicopter sector, comprising at least ten events, will focus on aspects such as pilot training (EMW - ILA HeliConference II:  Training, Simulation and Crew Management, 10 June) and on current challenges facing airborne rescue services in Germany (40 Years of Airborne Rescue in Germany, 8 June).

The conference entitled “all inclusive – Economic Prospects in Aviation for All” will concentrate on the economic potential for barrier-free aviation (10 June). It is being organised by the Federal Government’s Representative for the Needs of the Disabled.

Wildau Technical College, the German Aerospace Centre and the German Aviation Research Society are staging the conference “Business Jets – Economic and Ecologic Impacts of a Growing Market” (10 June).

For all current details about the conference programme

The full conference programme can be found on the ILA homepage, arranged by the dates of the various events and also in accordance with the main themes. Details about the subject matter, venues and times of the events together with conditions of participation will be constantly updated and can be seen at www.ila-berlin.com / Conferences. In addition www.isc-ila.de / Program contains details of the papers at the International Suppliers Center ISC.

For additional details about the ILA conference programme:

BDLI: Dr. Ekkehard Münzing, tel.: +49175 1821 371, fax: +493046,992,862, e-mail: muenzing@ila-berlin.de

Messe Berlin: Kristina Heese, tel.: +49 30 3038 2082, fax: +49 30 3038 2081, e-mail: heese@messe-berlin.de

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