The Building Blocks of Modern Aerospace Come From Dresden: The Technology Region Showcases its Work at ILA 2016

Jun 02, 2016, 08:00 ET from State Capital of Dresden

BERLIN and DRESDEN, Germany, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The international aerospace industry meets up from 1-4 June 2016 at ILA Berlin Air Show, Germany's most important trade show for the industry. In Berlin, the Dresden technology region will be showing how its local expertise in multidisciplinary and key technologies is deployed to benefit products, materials and applications for the modern aerospace sector.

The aerospace industry is one of the key innovation drivers for the Dresden technology region and Saxony as a whole. In a total of 160 companies and research institutions, some 7,000 employees generate revenue of around EUR 1.4 billion every year.

Dr Wolfgang Göhler, Chairman of the Competence Center for Aerospace and Space Technology Saxony/Thuringia (LRT) and Managing Director of HTS GmbH, says: "To this day, it's still true that you 'step into Saxony' when you board an aircraft, for example: all of the floor sections for Airbus are, after all, manufactured at Elbe Flugzeug Werke GmbH in Dresden."

At this year's ILA COTESA GmbH will exhibit CFRP structural components from various Airbus models such as the Airbus A380's vertical stabiliser, CRFP drive shafts and services offered by the company's internal, Airbus-certified composite material testing lab.

The Dresden-based technology firm EAST-4D® Carbon Technology GmbH will be using the trade show to exhibit its unique manufacturing methods for complex lightweight structures.

Directly following the ILA, the German aerospace industry turns its attention to Dresden, the State Capital of Saxony. On June 16th, the industry will meet here for the 11th German Aerospace Regions Conference.

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Contact:State Capital of Dresden, Kai Schulz, Press Officer, tel. +49-351-4882390,

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