ILA Goes Digital

May 13th to July 31st, 2020

Welcome to the first digital aerospace trade show ever!

As the first aerospace exhibition worldwide, ILA will be offering product and innovation presentations, discussion events, matchmaking, webinars and much more online from May 13th to July 31st, 2020 with updates every other Wednesday. With this digital offer ILA is once again an aerospace pioneer – and sets a signal for the future in a challenging time. 

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ILA Goes Digital

With the first edition of ILA Goes Digital the aerospace industry has once again set an example. As ILA Goes Digital is about to come to a close, the organizers, the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) and Messe Berlin GmbH, have given a positive assessment. 

The digital ILA provided direct and easy access to the fascinating world of aviation and space flight up until July 31st. The topics and formats were wide-ranging, as was the involvement of the more than 120 exhibitors of ILA Goes Digital. A selection of digital presentations, online events, virtual tours as well as videos offered insights into the future of flying. Exhibitors were also displaying VR applications, innovative urban mobility concepts and groundbreaking developments, including the Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and quantum technology applications in the aerospace industry.

Reiner Winkler
Airbus Helicopters - VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight


Program Timetable

a selection of dates for the next days

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Actrans: Online event “Military space”

Drohnenmagazin: live Onlinetalk zur unbemannten Luftfahrt

Immer Mittwochs (Mi. 09:00-10:00 Uhr) sprechen die Macher vom DROHNENmagazin mit Experten über die aktuellen Themen der unbemannten Branche.



This online event will give insight into the initiatives and methodologies that aviation leaders are deploying to encourage innovations that will transform experiences and encourage passengers to return to air travel.


Thursday, July 30, 2020


Sie können gerne auch Fragen an Frau Schmid,, im Vorfeld einreichen . Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Teilnahme!


More information

Wednesday, August 19, 2020



With the first edition of ILA Goes Digital our industry has once again set an example. 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. 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.

Volker Thum
BDLI Managing Director

<ILA Goes Digital> provides an innovative forum for our industry to stay in touch during COVID-19 times – in our webinars we discuss how the industry can emerge stronger after the crisis

Manfred Hader, Senior Partner, Roland Berger GmbH

In its “ILA goes digital” events, ACTRANS focuses on key technologies that are decisive for future military strategy.

Mike Körner, Managing Partner, Actrans GmbH 

Dear Customers, Partners and Suppliers,
we’d like to welcome you at our company presentation during the 1st digital ILA ever! Naturally we had preferred to meet all of you personally at our booth in Hall 2 at the Berlin Expo Center at Schoenefeld Airport, but due to the Corona situation we have to find new ways of getting together. We are very grateful to the organizers, the BDLI – German Aerospace Industries Association – and the Messe Berlin GmbH to have established this digital ILA, thus offering an adequate platform for the aviation industry to present their capabilities, meet and exchange about actual trends and developments, but before all to discuss ways how to overcome the current crisis, which is hitting the complete aviation world in an unprecedented manner.
So AKG invites you to visit our presence at “ILA goes digital” and to contact us via this website, by phone or e-mail.
We look forward to “meeting” you online in the coming weeks. We wish you an interesting experience with this digital ILA.
Best regards, stay safe and healthy!

Christoph Regel, Head of Aviation, AKG Thermotechnik GmbH & Co. KG

We are excited to be a part of “ILA goes DIGITAL”! Watch this space to learn more about the Boeing ecoDemonstrator and how research and innovation contribute to a more efficient and sustainable future of aviation.

Dr. Michael Haidinger, President Boeing Deutschland

I am happy to announce that ILA Berlin is going virtual, with the official partnership of the European Commission. ILA Berlin is the hub for the international aerospace industry – showcasing the best high-tech products as well as research and development projects. Join us on the virtual market place to explore the first digital aerospace trade fair!

The 8th European Aeronautics Days (#AeroDays2020) is scheduled to take place in Berlin on 24-26 November 2020. AERODAYS is the leading event in aviation research and innovation in Europe. It will be a major forum for leading representatives from the aviation industry, research organisations and policymakers to exchange ideas on the future of aviation and the delivery of EU policy priorities, such as the European Green Deal. Stay tuned for more information!

Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission


Even in these times in which we are unable to meet in person due to the coronavirus pandemic, the desire to exchange information on specialist subjects and network remains. ILA Goes Digital is the ideal platform for this: product presentations, webinars, matchmaking – ILA Goes Digital means we are making our aerospace show accessible to everyone, regardless of where they may be around the globe.

Dr. Christian Göke, CEO Messe Berlin GmbH

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ILA Goes Digital Social Media Board

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