ILA Goes Digital enters its second phase

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Following the cancellation of ILA Berlin, originally due to be held from 13-17 May, the launch took place of ILA Goes Digital, thought to be the world’s first digital aerospace trade fair.

”With the first edition of ILA Goes Digital our industry has once again set an example“, said BDLI managing director Volker Thum.”We had already successfully transformed ILA from the world’s longest-running aerospace exhibition into the industry’s leading innovative trade fair. And with ILA Goes Digital, now more than ever, the show stands for Innovation and Leadership in Aerospace.”

Thum added: “The success of this first event is impressive. To date around 100 aerospace companies have displayed and shared their fascinating products and projects as well as the latest content on this platform.”

The digital ILA will provide direct and easy access to the world of aviation and space flight up until 31st July. The topics and formats are wide-ranging, as is the involvement of some 100 exhibitors.

One of the key topics at ILA Goes Digital is the future of flying. A selection of digital presentations, webinars, tours as well as videos lets visitors experience the future of flying right now.

Exhibitors are also displaying VR applications, innovative urban mobility concepts and ground-breaking developments, including quantum technology applications in the aerospace industry.

Highlights of the future of flying:

The European research programme Clean Sky 2 shows how innovative technologies can be employed to reduce emissions.

MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce and Avio Aero display revolutionary engine concepts of the future.

With the ILA Future Lab the Federal Ministry of Economics takes a virtual look at the future of aerospace.

In an interview DLR Chairman Prof. Rolf Henke talks about flying in these times of Covid-19.

’A Smart Cabin Journey’: in an interview Dr. Helge Sachs of DIEHL Aviation talks about digital solutions and the seamless user experience of flying in the future.

ILA Goes Digital takes visitors on a virtual tour of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator.

ILA Goes Digital features even more wide-ranging topics. At a webinar on 23 June, Droniq will be demonstrating how drones can be flown safely and efficiently. On 2 July another webinar, by the consultancy Roland Berger, will focus on The future of Urban Mobility (UAM).

Another key topic is the Future Combat Air System FCAS, one of the biggest defence policy projects in the decades to come for both Germany and Europe. On 1st July the BDLI will extend an invitation to a virtual panel discussion: ‘The Future Combat Air System – opportunities and challenges for German industry’.

Rheinmetall and Hensoldt are digitally transforming their trade fair stands and taking visitors on a virtual tour of innovations and solutions in defense and safety systems.

To date some 13,000 users from all over the world – in addition to Germany, from the US, UK, France and Italy – have accessed content at ILA Goes Digital.

ILA Goes Digital enters its second phase