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Innovation Driver for the Aerospace Industry and Urban Air Mobility

Exhibitors and participants from 20 nations are represented at Airtec19 at the MTC in Munich. Airtec19 sets new trends on the new air mobility technologies in the aerospace industry

Airtec19 - Enabling Future Mobility opens its doors on October 14, 2019, at the MTC, Munich, Germany. Airtec19 will be inaugurated by Bernd Sibler, Bavarian State Minister of Science. Dirk Hoke, CEO from Airbus Defence and Space holds the motivational keynote. From October 14 - 16, 2019, new trends and technologies will be presented in the aerospace industry and urban air mobility. Further speakers in the opening ceremony are Peter Schwarz, managing director at the Bavarian aerospace cluster bavAIRia, Dr. Frank Seyfried, Head of department for batteries and fuel cells, Bill Holler, Chairman DIN NL German Institute for Aerospace Standards and managing director of the OWWF, Dr. Ralf Gaffal, managing director at Munich Airport International and Emmanuel Jullien, VP business development, new aerial mobility at Safran, France.

Munich, October 14, 2019 – Airtec19, which takes place from October 14 - 16, 2019, at the MTC, Munich, Germany is a modern, highly innovative event, which consists of an international trade fair and an international conference with workshops. At the international exhibition companies and research institutes present their products and solutions from the entire aerospace supply chain industry combined with a highly efficient B2B platform that connects exhibitors and participants with each other. The strongest exhibition country is Italy with the pavilion ICE from all regions of Italy, followed by Germany, Spain with exhibitors from the Basque region and Andalusia, Ireland, Belgium, China, France, Great Britain, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, USA, China and the Ukraine. From the United States, the US States South Carolina, West Virginia and Oklahoma exhibit - West Virginia is guest US State of honor. There are participants from Luxemburg, Japan and Russia represented. From Germany important companies from Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hamburg are represented. Bavaria is the strongest exhibition region with a pavilion “Bavarian Competence”. The network for additive manufacturing, Network AM Quality, exhibits at Airtec19 with innovative companies for additive manufacturing. The company Electra Solar exhibits together with the DLR for robotics from Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, with the impressive drone; an emission-free unmanned and manned vehicle.

One will observe, listen and feel the innovation spirit at the entire event. Experts, developers, buyers, innovation and technology managers from the entire world create and set up new ideas and concepts for the future-oriented areas in the aerospace industry and the new mobility. Airtec19 understands itself as an innovation driver for new business in the aerospace industry and urban mobility. Exhibitors and companies from the entire aerospace supply chain, engineering, materials, light weight, additive manufacturing, production, components and systems, electronics, safety and security, show their products and services from the aerospace industry. Exhibitors from unmanned and manned vehicles like air taxis and suppliers for urban air mobility are represented. West Virginia is US guest state of honor.

More than 2,000 participants over three days, exhibitors, B2B-meeting- and conference participants as well as visitors from 20 nations present and discuss their latest technical developments, their high tech solutions, research and development projects. The exhibitors meet with invited buyers, innovation managers and technology experts from the entire world. Amongst them are leading companies like Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space, Austro Engines, Boeing, Comac Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, Ruag, Safran, Leonardo, Diehl, EmbraerX, Recaro and many others.

In the advisory board are representatives from important companies like Airbus Defence and Space, Apsys, Bosch, AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions, Munich Airport International, the Technical University Munich, the Vertical Flight Society, Rohde & Schwarz, Piterion and more.

Among the sponsors of Airtec19 are Apsys, AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions, Rohde & Schwarz, West Virginia, Materialise.

Airtec19 connects the aerospace with the automotive industry in new technologies, autonomy, electrification und connectivity.  Airtec19 has the aim, to connect the conventional aerospace industry with the new topics of the new climate friendly mobility and equally to close the bridge to the automotive industry, which has similar challenges like the aerospace industry. Technological concepts like hybrid control, fuel cells or alternative technologies, light weight concepts and production processes like additive manufacturing are also major topics at the international conference and in the workshops of Airtec19 as well as over lapping concepts in the urban mobility combined with the necessary infrastructure.

Both industries, aerospace and automotive, must face the challenges of the modern societies to design and manufacture more climate friendly vehicles and aircrafts. New methods of mobility will be discussed at Airtec19. The increasing traffic density, new concepts of urban air mobility are main topics of Airtec19. The innovative new industry of air taxis manned and unmanned are main topics of Airtec19. Like no other event Airtec 19 connects the conventional aerospace industry with the new mobility topics.

The first day, October 14, the international conference starts with keynotes on urban air mobility represented by highly renowned speakers from the industry. In the afternoon there is the panel discussion “Future Air Mobility – from vision to Reality” with speakers from EmbraerX, Urban Air Mobility, Airbus, FACC/EHang, Vertical Flight Society. On the second conference day, October 15h, the international conference starts with the session light weight, which is represented by renowned companies like Voith and the light weight center in Saxony and Fraunhofer for manufacturing technology and applied material research (IFAM). It is followed by the session for additive manufacturing with representatives from well-known companies and research institutions like the RWTH Aachen, Materialise and EOS. The session vision, concepts and solutions, infrastructure and operations is also represented by renowned companies and research institutions like the DLR GfR, Rohde & Schwarz, Apsys, TE Connectivity, AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions, TU München, GSI. On Tuesday, October, 15, workshops on specifications of fuel cells from Volkswagen, infrastructure and operations from the DLR, DLR GfR, MHP-a Porsche Company and on additive manufacturing by RWTH Aachen, EOS and Materialise are organized.

It has also to be emphasized, that Airtec19 offers an attractive start-up event: Start-Up Aeronautics Pitching Event by Starbust. Five innovative and enthusiastic start-up companies present their highly exciting products on a Start-Up exhibition area. Starbust organizes a Pitching Session on Tuesday afternoon, October 15, 2019 after the workshops. The jury votes for the winner at place. The winner receives an award that will be handed over during the Get-Together evening Tuesday evening.  Sponsors of the Award are AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions and Rohde & Schwarz. The award is designed and sponsored by materialize in 3D print.  Start-Ups like Carplane, Hionos, OXIS Energy Ltd, R3 Communications GmbH, Blackwave take part.

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 presentations on the topics of composites und additive manufacturing and likewise a start-up pitching session takes place. A workshop with the renowned companies Rohde & Schwarz and IABG with the exciting topic “urban air mobility-test & validation- challenges for structures and systems” is a further highlight and completes the very exciting and innovative conference program towards the closure of Airtec19.

Why Airtec has aimed to connect the two industries, aerospace and automotive, in the new mobility? Both industries work at present times intensively on new climate friendly concepts. Here, a more intensive exchange of both industries is necessary.

In recent years, the aviation and automotive industries have been undergoing a process of change. Against the background of the threat of global warming, climate protection and the necessary reduction of global CO2 emissions are becoming increasingly important. With a share of around 25% of global CO2 emissions, mobility makes a decisive contribution to climate change. Whereas the lion's share of more than 18% is attributable to road traffic, the share of air traffic is less than 3%. Nevertheless, the aviation industry has set itself ambitious climate targets. By improving aerodynamics and using lighter materials and more efficient engines, it is already possible to improve the efficiency of aircraft by more than 1% per year, but the number of passengers is rising sharply. With a growth rate of approx. 7% per year, the number of passengers will double in the next 15 years.

In power generation, the development of alternative fuels as well as the obligatory fixing of targets and steps on the international level at present time there are decisive challenges, which have to be undertaken in the near future. Airtec19 is prepared for these new requirements and therefore presents itself as a world meeting-place for the aerospace industry and the new mobility in Munich, Germany. The capital of Bavaria in Germany, Munich, becomes an attracting market-place for companies and experts from world-wide, who are involved with the new topics in the aerospace industry as well as in the urban air mobility and the new mobility.

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