Berlin air show


January 24, 2022

The Berlin Air Show - officially with the addition of the abbreviation ILA (Eng. ILA Berlin Air Show) - is the International Air and Aerospace Exhibition in Berlin (German: Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung Berlin), ranked among the world-famous expositions. The exhibition is dedicated to the demonstration of novelties of civil and military aerospace technology appearing in different countries of the world. Since 2002, the ILA has been held every two years. The main directions of ILA at the present stage include various segments: civil aviation, astronautics, defense and security, unmanned aerial systems, helicopters, engines and materials, etc.

Early stage

The ILA exhibition, which appeared in the first decade of the 20th century, was held at an early stage in three German cities - Frankfurt am Main, Berlin and Hannover. The history of the ILA began with the first exhibition ILA 1909 in Frankfurt am Main, held from July 10 to October 17, 1909. For three months, attention to this exhibition was attracted by various aviation shows with a demonstration of various types of aircraft - balloons, airships, for example, the Zeppelin company. Three years after the first aviation exhibition, it was decided to consolidate its success in Berlin. From April 3 to April 14, 1912, in the halls of the capital's ZOO railway station, viewers could see the "General Aviation Exhibition (ALA)" (German: Allgemeine Luftfahrzeug-Ausstellung), in which aircraft already quantitatively prevailed over airships. The events of the First World War disrupted plans for a regular air show. The next exhibition was held in Berlin from 7 to 28 October 1928. But then there was an almost 30-year break associated with the economic crisis, the rise of the Nazis and the Second World War. West Germany acquired in 1955, on the basis of the Paris Agreement, almost complete sovereignty, including in the airspace. From 1957 to 1990, air shows, at first only with German products, were held in Hannover on the territory of Langenhagen Airport as part of the Hannover Messe industrial fair. By 1978, the active participation of different countries increased, and the exhibition again became international, regaining its former name (ILA). However, in the 1980s, problems arose with congestion at Hannover Airport and with the expansion of other

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