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British-Irish Airports Expo 2022


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The 5th British-Irish Airports Expo is the trade show for all stakeholders on the airport campus. Typically, an expo of up to 150 exhibitors, and six conferences, attended by 2,300++ visitors, the 2022 British-Irish Airports EXPO moves from Olympia to take place at ExCeL London on 22-23 June 2022.

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The Royal International Air Tattoo will return in 2022 from 15-17 July. Friday will again be the preview day with a 4-hour flying display whilst Saturday and Sunday will both be full show days with over seven hours of thrilling flying displays each day.

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Under the motto "Pioneering Aerospace" the #ILA22 will take place for the first time at the newly opened BER Airport in the heart of Europe. The German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI) as ILA brand owner and Messe Berlin GmbH as organizer are expecting trade visitors from all over the world, high-ranking guests from international, European and German politics and of course the numerous visitors of the public days in Berlin for the first time in four years

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