Im Zeichen von Nachhaltigkeit, Innovation und neuen Technologien - ILA Berlin 2022 zieht positive Bilanz / Weiterer Text über ots und / Die Verwendung dieses Bildes ist für redaktionelle Zwecke unter Beachtung ggf. genannter Nutzungsbedingungen honorarfrei. Veröffentlichung bitte mit Bildrechte-Hinweis. Foto: Messe Berlin GmbH/obs

Up until Sunday, 72,000 people had viewed innovations from the aerospace industry at the ILA air show in Schönefeld near Berlin. The organizers drew a positive balance at the end. The trade fair reopened on Wednesday for the first time since the beginning of the Corona crisis.

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“After the break caused by the pandemic, we are happy about a strong comeback of the ILA,” said the trade fair company. The Federal Association of the German Aerospace Industry emphasized that the great interest and the strong political presence speak for themselves. “Aeronautics, space and defense have arrived in the mainstream of society.”

At 550, the number of exhibitors this year was half that of the previous edition in 2018. At that time, 180,000 people came to the International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA). This time the number of visitors was limited to 15,000 per day.

The focus of the ILA was on ways to reduce emissions from flying. Because of the Ukraine war, fighter jets, military transporters and helicopters also received special attention. The largest single exhibitor was the Bundeswehr. The next edition of the ILA is planned from June 5th to 9th, 2024 in Schönefeld. (dpa)