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The world's largest aircraft show

May 30, 2008

The sky's not the limit!

It's one of aviation industry's biggest showcases of aircraft and aviation equipment. From the biggest aircraft on earth to the most sophisticated fighter planes to hi-tech, fuel-efficient business jets to the smallest trainer aircraft, the air show means big business.

With more than 1,000 exhibitors from over 40 countries, more than 115,000 trade visitors and about 250,000 visitors, the ILA Berlin Air Show (from May 27-June 1) is the world's largest aerospace trade show.

It is a gateway for companies to the European Union and markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Established in 1909, the ILA is regarded as the world's oldest aviation trade show. It is organised jointly by the German Aerospace Industry Association (BDLI) and by Messe Berlin.

India too is participating in the show.

Image: Four pursuit planes Northop F-5E Tiger II of the Patrouille Suisse of the Swiss Air Force fly high at the Berlin Air show. | Photograph: Michael Urban/AFP/Getty Images

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