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ILA – International Aerospace Exhibition Berlin

Germany’s largest aerospace trade fair

Every two years the ILA, Germany’s largest aerospace trade fair, takes place in Berlin. Industry experts from all over the world come to find out about the latest technologies and models. But the ILA will also open its doors to private aviation enthusiasts at the weekend. A flight show lasting several hours will be staged at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, that will delight young and old alike.

Berlin ExpoCenter Airport

Messestr. 1 12529  Schönefeld

The 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 Schönefeld.

  • Germany’s largest aerospace trade fair             
  • Around 1,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries
  • Open to private visitors on the weekend from 10 am to 6 pm            
  • State-of-the-art aircraft and technologies             
  • Flight demonstrations performed by aerobatic pilots
A meeting place for the aviation industry for over a hundred years
The 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 years.

Air shows and specialist events
For 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.  

Our tips             
  • 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.

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