18-Feb-2012 Source: HAI
The ILA Berlin Air Show 2012Â and the Helicopter Association International jointly announced on Feb. 13 the formation of a partnership to create a new, improved â€œInternational HeliCenterâ€ at ILA 2012 show to be held September 11-16 at the all new Berlin Brandenburg Airport ExpoCenter.
HAI will fulfill a significant role in the further development of the already very successful ILA HeliCenter. Joining the forces of ILA Berlin Air Show and HAI will provide helicopter operators, owners, suppliers and OEMs from around the globe an advanced, market-driven international platform meeting nearly all their show and marketing needs and objectives in one location dedicated to the operation of helicopters.
â€œHAI is extremely excited to be working with ILA Berlin to provide a dedicated â€˜HeliCenterâ€™ for global operators of rotoraircraft, as well as all ILA attendees who wish to meet with heli vendors and suppliers in one dedicated locationâ€ said Matt Zuccaro, HAIâ€™s President.
â€œThis valued partnership with ILA Berlin, in creating the new HeliCenter, will focus some well-deserved attention on the importance of the helicopter industry. We fully expect it to be a destination location at this yearâ€™s showâ€ said Karen Gebhart, HAIâ€™s Vice President of Business Development and Expositions.
â€œILA Berlin is very pleased to team with HAI in offering helicopter operators the opportunity to meet their show objectives in one concentrated area dedicated to their aircraft and their unique operational requirementsâ€ said Stefan Grave, Vice President of Messe Berlin and ILAâ€™s Project Director. Grave added, â€œHAI is the worldâ€™s foremost international helicopter organization and will bring its vast experience and knowledge to Berlin. We are simply delighted to have formed this partnership with such a highly regarded, internationally respected and well-recognized organization.”
ILA Berlin and HAI will provide additional information and details regarding this exciting ILA 2012 HeliCenter concept well in advance of the September show.
Located in one of Europeâ€™s most popular trade fair cities, ILA Berlin Air Show offers unrivaled coverage of all aspects of the international aerospace industry. With 1,153 exhibitors from 47 countries and some 235,000 visitors, ILA is one of the worldâ€™s largest trade shows.
The ILA HeliCenter has already made its name as a first class venue for the international helicopter industry featuring exhibits, conferences and workshops as well as static display exclusively dedicated to the helicopter industry. At ILA 2010 there were about 300 aircraft on display of which more than 50 were civil and military helicopters.
ILA Berlin Air Show is jointly organized by the German Aerospace Industries Association BDLI and Messe Berlin.