From 1 to 4 June, 2016, one of the world’s most important aerospace trade fairs was opening its doors once again: the ILA Berlin Air Show – with Germany’s biggest civil aviation location, Hamburg has a leading role. Alongside major companies like Airbus and numerous suppliers, the city itself will also be in attendance. Both Hamburg’s First Mayor, Olaf Scholz, as well as State Councillor Dr. Rolf Bösinger, attended the event on 2 June. This year’s air show was also be characterized by north German solidarity: at ILA 2016, for the first time, the northern states of Germany were exhibiting together at a joint stand. And on the second day of the air show, Ministers and Councillors for the Economy in Germany’s five northern states will also be signing a cooperation agreement for cross-border promotion of research, development, and innovation.
The First Mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, underlines the leading role played by the city in the field of aviation: “The recently opened ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research clearly demonstrates Hamburg’s great competence in the dynamic aviation industry. As the world’s third-biggest location in the global aviation industry, Hamburg sets the pace for innovation in Germany – with innovations that will be seen in tomorrow’s aircraft. It is therefore completely natural and consistent for the city’s presence to be especially strong this year.”
On the shared exposition stand of the federal association of unmanned Systems (BUVUS) Drone Industry Insights demonstrated the benefits of market research in a quickly developing UAV market. We were happy to welcome Hamburg Olaf Scholz on our stand to give insights into the global UAV market development. The intend was announced to make UAV technology as well as UAV supported applications an essential part of Hamburgs aeronautical economy.