Some ILA 2016 impressions shared by our trainee
My name is Thomas Peters and as a trainee, I had the possibility to visit the ILA (Berlin Air Show) on Thursday the 2. of June, together with Mr. Zysk and a group of employees from the QPAC GmbH. Of course we had the time to visit the static-display-area and to join the flying-display program partially, for example the impressed demonstration of the A-400M. Moreover the exhibition was used to maintain and expand the network to cooperation partners. I had the chance to take actively part in an early planning process of a business meeting, at which the expansion of a project with the theme „simulation of virtual reality“ will be the aim. For this goal many promising dialogues were conducted with representatives of the DLR, the Technical University Wildau, "Business Development Dahme-Spreewald“ and some Airbus representatives from the E-Aircraft Cockpit Concept team.
A bright interest were shown for the project by the interlocutors and all agreed to meet within the next weeks at one table for more detailed conversations. Kindly we were received at the booth from the „Dahme-Spreewald Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft“ were we could talk to the named representatives in a friendly atmosphere. We were also invited there to eat some snacks and so I had the possibility to tell Mr. Zysk some of my own ideas. For example, to expand the marketing strategy for the project with further quality examination by accepted aviation experts. Moreover the thought, to form a further goal for the project by which it would be possible, to convince potential customers, replacing their different simulation techniques by only one cross-section-device and save money in result. All in all I can draw a very positiv conclusion from our ILA-visit. Although the event has become smaller in comparison to former years, it is still worth to go there. Especially if you are not just interested in flying-display rather than in building up networks.