Aerospace Testing set for Hamburg in 2010
April 28, 2009 By Melissa Damota
Reed Exhibitions’ Aerospace Testing, Design and Manufacturing Show will return to Hamburg – home of the Airbus A380 – in 2010, to run alongside the group’s hugely successful Aircraft Interiors Expo, Exhibition Director Jonathan Heastie confirmed at the close of the 2009 show on Friday.
The new dates for the show will be 18-20 May, 2010, at the Messe Hamburg, enabling attendees who potentially have interests in both these sectors to maximise their time during one visit. This will enable visitors to both shows to see the progression of technology from initial quality testing through to final aircraft interior.
“Despite the difficult economic situation we are all facing, we welcomed over 2,000 quality suppliers and buyers of aerospace testing design and manufacturing solutions to network and do business under one roof over a three-day duration,” said Heastie.
“It’s been super,” said exhibitor David Milson, Marketing Co-ordinator of ACRA Control. Good quality visitors and a worthwhile investment.” Tim Huppler, Director of Propulsion Systems at Bombardier said that the show was an excellent platform to present the C Series. “ I made some very useful contacts and will certainly look to attend in Hamburg next year.”
Regular show visitor Dr. Andreas Strohmayer, Astro Aeroconsultant said: “What I like about this event is that you really do meet the people you hope to meet. This forum brings together the core of the industry – there are no button grabbers.”
The opening day featured more international visitors with a strong contingent of engineers and buyers from Germany on Day 2. Day 3 was focused on young engineers with a series of student tours and visits to exhibiting companies. Reed Exhibitions also flew in key chief engineers and technology directors from major engineering companies including EADS, Boeing, Alenia and Bombardier for the event.
They participated in a series of networking lunches and briefings along with other representatives from Airbus from both Hamburg and Toulouse. “These networking events were highly successful and they will be a key feature at next year’s Hamburg event,” said Jonathan Heastie.
During the Show he also presented Dimitrios Sikoutris, PhD candidate with the Young Engineer of the Year Technology and Innovation Award on behalf of his 13-strong team at the University of Patras, Greece for the Atlas Project – development of a radio-controlled full composite aircraft.
The team was praised by the judges for its handling of technical problems with a two-level approach, first with a preliminary concept, then a more detailed one, good exchangesbetween the levels a high level of interdisciplinary plus it use of sophisticated techniques like FEM and CFD.