Press Releases 2018

November 28, 2018

Aerospace meets Automotive at AIRTEC 2018, trend topic urban air mobility, smart suppliers, international buyers on-site at the fair

At AIRTEC 2018 the future vision of urban air mobility, flying taxis and the new air vehicles became real. Innovative suppliers have shown in Munich their current high tech products and technical innovations from the aerospace industry and met buyers and technology experts from world-wide. The joint event “AIRTEC meets expoAIR” at the MTC Munich was well received.


Munich, Germany, November 28, 2018 – “Innovative leading theme, innovative exhibitors, international buyers, efficient, successful B2B-meetings:  In this way the 13th edition of AIRTEC can be summarized” stated Diana Schnabel, organizer of AIRTEC 2018 very satisfied. Under the motto  „Aerospace meets Automotive – Innovations in Mobility“ many exciting and important concepts for urban mobility of tomorrow were presented and discussed.  With this future topic AIRTEC closed for the first time the bridge between the aviation, space and automotive industry as well as the new industry of air taxis and unmanned airborne systems. In this respect, Airtec 2018 has proved its major importance as technology driver. Many innovative exhibitors from Germany and abroad demonstrated the latest technical developments, their high tech solutions, projects in research and development and met with invited buyers and technical experts from world-wide. In this respect, Airtec sends its second clear message, to be the extended sales force for exhibitors in the aerospace industry. A strong recognition at Airtec 2018 had the partner country Israel, which has attracted innovative enthusiastic companies and young start-ups.


Trend topic Urban Air Mobility: AIRTEC 2018 hits the goal of these times

A future-oriented topic was especially in the focus of this year’s AIRTEC: Urban Air Mobility – for the future mobility new ideas, thoughts and concepts are necessary. For the first time Bosch General Aviation Technology and the startup Lilium were represented at AIRTEC. Urban Air Mobility was also the focus in the opening speech of AIRTEC 2018 by Professor Rolf Henke, Member of the Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Highly renowned and inspiring papers about this topic were by MAI Munich Airport International GmbH, Embraer/Peugeot, Daimler, Porsche Consulting, General


Aviation Manufacturers Association GAMA, MHP, Rohde & Schwarz, the Technical University Ingolstadt and others.

Award Ceremony by the Motor Presse Club, Germany (MPC) and Prime Research - Winner of the Innovation Award 2018: Airbus
It was expected with curiosity: On November 20, the MPC Motor Presse Club e.V. and Prime Research handed over the „Urban Air Mobility Innovation Award 2018“ to Airbus. Dr. Jörg Müller, Chief of Programs and Strategy at Airbus Urban Air Mobility (UAM) received the Award from Ulrich Nies, Head of Communications Europe at Clariant. The jury was composed by experts from the automotive and aerospace industry. It was supported by Prime Research, a Cision company. The award ceremony was held at the AIRTEC-Get-together Evening 2018 in the Hofgarten of the famous restaurant “Zum Franziskaner” in Munich.


B2B-Meetings of AIRTEC: A great success – buyers and technology experts – in the B2B-meetings, on site, international.

The B2B meetings were also this year the heart of AIRTEC. This concept, where exhibitors match beforehand with invited buyers, supply chain managers and technology experts via an online B2B-matchmaking platform, in a targeted oriented and efficient way, makes sure that exhibitors have a successful event. Among the participating companies were Bombardier, Comac, Diehl, Embraer, Rolls-Royce, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Lufthansa Technik, IAI, Thales Alenia Space and many others. In total, 2,134 B2B meetings took place over three exhibition days.


Partner Country Israel: Strong in innovations and start-ups

Israel is well-known for its start-ups and tech scene. At AIRTEC 2018 six companies from Israel exhibited at a pavilion and presented their latest innovations, some of which with the most thrilling technologies. In addition, there were very attractive pitches and exciting presentations.


Startup participation has grown

For the first time very promising innovative startups were represented at AIRTEC 2018. „We are positive that the start-up presence will further grow at the next AIRTEC event 2019”, so Diana Schnabel.


AIRTEC 2018 with expoAIR

The 13th AIRTEC took for the first time place parallel to expoAIR.  At the MTC in Munich, from November 20th until 22nd, 2018, 120 exhibitors from world-wide showcased their innovative ideas, products and services within the aerospace supply chain, amongst them companies from Europe, China and India. The biggest pavilion at AIRTEC was the Italian one with 19 companies. Ireland, Israel and Spain were also represented with pavilions. At the collaboration event „AIRTEC meets expoAIR“, in total 1,400 experts from 20 nations participated. The successful collaboration of both organizations was judged by the participants as positive. “It is nice, that this collaboration has succeeded in 2018. It opens new potentials for a growing future-oriented international event in 2019”, summarized Diana Schnabel.


AIRTEC 2019 takes place from October 14 - 16, 2019, parallel to expoAIR  in Munich, Germany.


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November 17, 2018

AIRTEC 2018 –the innovation driver! New theme of this year’s AIRTEC – Aerospace meets Automotive- Innovations in Mobility finds great appeal!

The 13th AIRTEC powered by IGF presents exhibitors from all over the world from November 20 – 22, 2018 at the MTC in Munich, Germany.


With the new innovative concept: Aerospace meets Automotive - Innovations in Mobility, Airtec goes new future-oriented ways. Besides the conventional areas of the aerospace industry, Airtec 2018 closes the gap for the first time between the automotive, aerospace industry and the new industry of air taxis and unmanned air vehicles. The new urban mobility aspects are an important topic at Airtec 2018.


Dr. Olaf Günnewig, SGS Institut Fresenius GmbH, and Chairman of the Board of Airtec 2018 comments as follows: „Traffic jam, environmental pollution as well as noise emission are the most important challenges in today’s urban mobility. The list of cities with driving bans for diesel vehicles in Germany is getting longer and longer. This year’s AIRTEC focuses on ‘Aerospace meets Automotive – Innovations in Mobility’, and presents many interesting concepts for tomorrow’s urban mobility.”


On Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, the Member of the Executive Board from DLR, Prof. Rolf Henke, opens Airtec 2018 officially. At the international conference, which is integrated in the show, highly renowned speakers from Audi, Bosch Aviation, Daimler, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, International Airport Munich (dept. urban mobility), Fraunhofer, Gama General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Lilium, Porsche Consulting, MHP, Volkswagen, Lufthansa Technik, Rohde und Schwarz, the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Ingolstadt, one of the most innovative cities of Europe of the urban air mobility (UAM) initiative. In order to offer a special incitement and a great added value to the participants and visitors, participation in this highly qualified conference is free of charge at its premier. Invited are exhibitors, speakers, attendees and the international press. Conference language is English.


Exhibitors from all over the world, amongst them, Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Croatia, Spain, Poland, Romania, China, India, USA and others are represented. They show innovative ideas, products and services in the area of materials (composites and metals), components, manufacturing, electronics, sensors, power supply, testing, autonomous flying, air taxis, cyber technologies and other important areas.

Israel is guest country of honor. The pavilion of Israel is represented with important companies from areas like materials and cyber, like Argus, Metalicone and Regulus. Also the leading company in Aerospace and Defence from Israel, Israel Aircraft Industries, is represented. Market leaders from Germany like Bosch Aviation with the field of mobility, AES Aerospace Embedded Solutions, GWP Latecoere, Rohde and Schwarz, SGS Fresenius, H. C. Starck Ceramics, Voith Composites. Lilium, a famous start-up and one of the most innovative flying taxi companies world-wide is represented as exhibitor at Airtec 2018 and is also in the board of Airtec 2018.


Diana Schnabel, exhibition management director, comments: “The B2B-meetings are again the heart of Airtec 2018”. We are very proud to bring exhibitors from many different nations together with procurement, supply chain and technology managers from world-wide like Airbus, Bombardier, Comac, Embraer, Rolls-Royce, Kawasaki, Mitsubishi, Leonardo, Lufthansa Technik, IAI, Thales Alenia Space, Aero Vodochody, MBDA and many more.


Pavilions from Italy, Israel, Spain, Bavaria and Ireland are represented. At the Italian pavilion companies from all important regions of Italy are present. The Italian pavilion is the largest one at Airtec 2018. 20 companies show their products and know-how in the aerospace industry.


For the first time at Airtec 2018 the Award “Best Urban Mobility Concept” will be handed over by the Motor Press Club together with Prime Research during the exhibition evening.


During the three exhibition days a couple of thousands participants from world-wide are expected.


Further information:


IGF Innovative Global Fairs GmbH

Address: Stresemannallee 31, 60596 Frankfurt am Main/Germany

T: + 49 (0) 69 - 27 40 03 54



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