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September 18, 2012
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ILA Berlin Air Show Post-Show 2012
The ILA Berlin Air Show, held from Sept. 11 to Sept. 16 in Germany, featured displays of 282 aircraft. The air show also attracted the most exhibitors in its 100-year history, with 1,243 exhibitors attending the event. In addition, the air show was covered by media from 65 countries. The show, organized by the German Aerospace Industries Association and Messe Berlin GmbH, is held every two years at the Berlin ExpoCenter Airport. "The record participation and international make-up of exhibitors at this year's fair showed that ILA 2012 with its key topics and new display sections was easily able to hold its own with competing international air shows," said Dietmar Schrick, CEO of the German Aerospace Industries Association. Read more here.

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  Air Show Headlines 
  • Air show attracts exhibitors from 46 countries
    The Berlin air show, one of Europe's leading air shows, attracted about 250,000 visitors. Forty-six countries displayed aircraft and technology at the air show, which was held at Berlin-Schoenefeld airport. The next Berlin air show is slated for 2014. Press TV (Iran) (9/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Berlin air show features A380, Dreamliner 787
    The Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner were on display at the Berlin air show. The jumbo jets can seat 467 to 525 people, but some airlines have been reluctant to invest in the high-capacity aircraft. "What is happening isn't so much demand has changed but airlines are thinking more carefully about spending that level of money," said Rupinder Vig, an analyst at Morgan Stanley. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Top European aerospace companies push Clean Sky 2
    The top aerospace companies in Europe joined together recently for Clean Sky 2, the continuation of a European technology development initiative for cleaner, quieter air travel. The Clean Sky program's continuation, announced at the ILA Berlin Air Show, will be funded by the airline industry and the European Commission. Partners include Airbus, EADS Casa, Eurocopter, Dassault Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Saab and Thales. (U.K.) (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Special Features 
  • Europe could enter UAV market with an EADS-BAE merger
    A merger between EADS and BAE Systems could put Europe on the map for development of unmanned aerial vehicles. "Europe is going to get there, but it requires some investment," said Phil Finnegan from the Teal Group at the Berlin air show. "So far, Europe has really relied on imported technology." Reuters (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • German official backs delay of EU emissions plan
    A German official met with Airbus executives at the Berlin air show, and said he would back a delay of the European Union's emissions-trading scheme. "I am in favor of a suspension until the autumn of 2013," said Peter Hintze, who is in charge of aerospace policy for Germany. "That would buy some time from April until September." Airbus also met with officials from other EU nations at the air show. Reuters (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Eurocopter, Germany continue talks on helicopter deal
    Eurocopter said it should reach a deal with Germany over a smaller order for helicopters within the next few months. "We are in very constructive talks," Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling said at the Berlin air show. Germany wants to decrease its order for Tiger military helicopters to 40 from 80, and also reduce its order of NH90 transport helicopter to 80 from 122. Reuters (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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