ILA is Germany’s largest aerospace trade fair and takes place every two years
in Berlin. Over five days, around 1,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries will
present their latest innovations, as well as many specialist events and a
flight show. The topics of the ILA are: commercial aviation, space travel,
defence and security, equipment, engines, materials and general aviation.
During the first two days the fair is only open to industry visitors. On the
following weekend, all other aviation enthusiasts and hobby pilots will also be
able to find out more about aviation and space travel. The flight show lasts
several hours and is considered to be one of the highlights.
The ILA 2020
The Berlin International
Aerospace Exhibition will take place again in 2020, opening its doors from 13
to 17 May. Once again this year, industry experts from all over the world are
expected to attend, exchange views on the latest developments in aviation and
space travel and make
new contacts. This includes manufacturers and suppliers as well as delegations
and authorities, researchers and scientists. The fair is aimed at industry
experts, but is also open to the public at the weekend. The ILA 2020 will take place at the Berlin
ExpoCenter Airport right next to the capital’s future BER airport in
- Germany’s largest aerospace trade
- Around 1,000 exhibitors from over
- Open to private visitors on the
weekend from 10 am to 6 pm
- State-of-the-art aircraft and
- Flight demonstrations performed by
A meeting place for the aviation industry for over a
ILA began in Frankfurt am Main back in 1909 and was initially called the
International Airship Exhibition, before it hosted the General Aircraft
Exhibition (ALA) by Zoo station in Berlin in 1912. It only took place in the
capital twice before being taking a hiatus until 1957. From then on it found a
new home in Hanover under the name ILA until the beginning of the nineties.
Since 1992, it has been an integral part of Berlin’s event calendar and
attracts aviation enthusiasts from all over the world to the capital every two
Air shows and specialist events
private visitors to the ILA, both young and old alike, the air shows organised
as part of the trade fair have been a highlight for years. The demonstrations
are carried out by aerobatic pilots and also in historical models and are an
absolute crowd-puller. The extensive conference programme with lectures by
international experts from the aerospace industry make the fair an important
and trailblazing event. Young people can also find out about a possible career
in the industry and make valuable contacts here.
- Attention school pupils: Industry
visitors must be at least 18 years old, but the public days are open to all.
- A total of 14,000
exhibitor, visitor and press parking spaces are available. If you want to come
by public transport, you must use a shuttle bus service.