AIRTEC 2012, November 6 ­ 8, 2012 at the Exhibition Center in Frankfurt/Main can expand its position as "Global Business and Technology B2B-Meeting Event", and doubles the number of participants up to 5000. New at AIRTEC 2012 is the "Global Aerospace Supply Chain Management and Procurement Summit" which receives a strong and prominent resonance. The theme park AEROSPACE SENSORS celebrates its premiere at AIRTEC 2012, too.

The Global Aerospace Supply Chain Management and Procurement Summit will be held on November 7 2012 with the motto "Current and Future Challenges for the Aerospace Supply Chain. It takes place in conjunction with the International Conference on aeronautics "Supply on the Wings" and was created to bring together procurement and supply chain management representatives from OEMs and system suppliers with supplier companies involved in aerospace. This international summit focuses on current and future challenges for the aerospace supply chain, opportunities, strategies, concepts and solutions. Speakes are John Byrne (Boeing), Stephen Cowan (Bombardier), Eric Ernot (Zodiac Aerospace), Shigeru Yamanobe (Kawasaki) and others.

More than ever before OEMs and First Tier Suppliers will take part at AIRTEC 2012. Leading Aircraft manufacturers appreciate AIRTEC as an international meeting place. Leading aerospace nations and regions present themselves with corporate stands at AIRTEC 2012 ­ such as Hegan (Basque country), Thuringia, Saxony, Belgium and Turkey. Among the exhibitors are renowned companies such as Amphenol, Constellium, Fairchild Controls, Kuka Aerospace, Denel Aerostructures, Zodiac Data Systems and Thales Alenia Space and many more.

B2B meetings with a strong growth
The B2B meetings, an essential part and responsible for the success of AIRTEC, meet a strong growth. Supply chain, procurement and program managers as well as project engineers from OEM's and system suppliers and engines manufactures have confirmed their participation at the worldwide B2B meetings. Participants are Aerazur Zodiac (Procurement Team), Aernnova (Technology Development VP), Aero Vodochody (Procurement), Augusta Westland, Airbus (e. g. Head of Structure Research & Technology), Astrium (Technology and Head of Equipment Supply Management), Avio (Procurement), Boeing (e. g. Senior Managers Research & Technology), Boeing Procurement, Bombardier (Chief Buyer, Supply Chain), BWB, Embraer (Procurement, Manager Technological Development), Cassidian (Strategic Global Sourcing), Eurocopter (Technology), Fokker (Head of R&D), General Atomics, GKN Aerospace (Technology), Grupo Aciturri, Hitco (SVP), IAI, Indra (Director Procurement), Kawasaki (Procurement), MBDA, Pratt & Whitney (European Procurement Director), Rolls Royce (Procurement), Russian Helicopters, Honeywell (Commodity Manager), Saab (Senior Manager R&D), Sabca (Supplier Development), Safran Hispano-Suiza (Global Sourcing), Spirit Aerosystems (Head of Technology, Strategy Director, Procurement Manager Sourcing), Safran Group, Snecma Safran (Global Sourcing), Sibat, Sikorsky Aircraft, Thales Alenia Space (e.g. Managing Director), OHB (Head of Supply Chain Management), SES Astra (Supply Chain), Turkish Ministry of Defence, Turkish Aircraft Industries (Chief of Subcontracts).

High class conference program
The future-oriented international conferences are essential parts of AIRTEC and are receiving a strong resonance. AIRTEC 2012 presents 5 high class conferences: The international conference "Supply on the Wings" and the conferences along with the theme parks HELI World, UAV World, SPACE World, and new AEROSPACE SENSORS.

The 7th International conference "Supply on the wings", November 6 ­ 8, 2012, with the slogan "Aerospace ­ a leading innovator" is chaired by Prof. Dr -Ing. Richard Degenhardt (Scientific Chairman), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Private University of Applied Sciences Göttingen (PFH) and Dr Leslie J. Cohen (Vice Chairman), Senior Vice President, Hitco Carbon Composites. The conference presents high class Keynote-lectures from Dr Leslie J. Cohen (Senior Vice President, Hitco, USA), Andrew S. Bicos (Director in Enterprise Technology Strategy, Boeing, USA), Dr Lars Fiedler (Senior Manager, HO R&T Fuselage Structure - ESIRS, Airbus, Germany), Reinald Pfau (Head of Engineering, Premium Aerotec, Germany), Gail L. Hahn (Technical Fellow, Materials, Processes, and Structures Technologies, Boeing, USA), Dr Michail Kyriakopoulos (Project Officer of Unit - Aeronautics, European Commission, Belgium), Prof. Volker Gollnick (Director Air Transportation Systems, DLR, Germany), Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites in Aerospace, Arnt Offringa (Research & Development Director, Fokker Aerostructures, Netherlands), Ismail Dockrat (CEO, Denel Aerostructures, South Africa), Fabiano Lobato (Manager of Composites, Technological Development Department, Embraer, Brazil), Hubert Jäger (Chief Officer Technology & Innovation, SGL Group, Germany), Scott Lewit (President, Structural Composites, USA), Dr Matthias Meyer (Vice President, MAG Composites, Germany), Mark Osterkamp (PaR Systems, USA), and Dan Ott (Global Strategic Account Manager, Web Industries, USA).

The third SPACE World conference, November 6 ­ 8, 2012, takes place with the slogan "From vision to business". Chairman is Professor Klaus Schilling, Würzburg University, Vice Chairman is Sven Carstensen, Managing Director, Thales Alenia Space Deutschland GmbH, Germany. The conference will include Satcom, Satellite Platform, Space Situational Awareness and Constellation Flying challenges, SPACE World is one of the key meeting points for science, industry, operators and procurement, be it governmental and non-governmental. The 2012 conference will cover all aspects of space innovations, operation and procurement as well as Asian Space development and programs. Golden sponsor is Thales Alenia Space.

The 4th international HELI World conference, November 7 ­ 8 2012, shows a successful development and takes place in 2012 with the slogan "HELICOPTER Technologies and Operations". The sessions will be chaired by Dr. Mark D. White, Flight Simulation Manager, The University of Liverpool, England, and by Brigadier Reinhard Wolski, Commander German Army Aviation, Commander Heeresfliegerwaffenschule Bückeburg, Germany.

Moreover, along with AIRTEC 2012 the 6th international UAV World conference, November 6 ­ 8, 2012, takes place with the slogan "UAS Technologies and Missions", where current and future developments will be discussed by renowned experts. The conference will be chaired by Chairman Professor Dr. Peter Vörsmann, Institute of Aerospace Systems, Braunschweig Technical University, Germany, and Vice Chairman Professor Dr. Dieter Moormann, Institute of Flight System Dynamics, University of Aachen, Germany.

The first international conference AEROSPACE SENSORS, November 7-8 2012, demonstrates all aspects surrounding sensors and their applications. The first day focuses on the areas of research and development of various sensor applications ­ including optical sensors, infrared, radar, pressure, temperatures, position and vibration sensors. The second day of the conference is mainly focused on components and applications of sensors. The conference is moderated by Chairman Prof. Dr. Rolf-J. Ahlers, ASG. The advisory board includes senior representatives of international companies and research institutions such as Cassidian, Diehl BGT Defence, EMT, LFK, IABG, MBDA-D and University of Stuttgart.

AIRTEC 2012 is more than just an exhibition ­ it is an innovative and efficient combination of a specialised exhibition, conferences and integrated B2B meetings, and thus creating a global business and technology platform. With a significant international presence and numerous pavilions, AIRTEC 2012 is the global meeting point for Aerospace and brings together OEMs, system suppliers and suppliers from the USA, Europe and Asia. Including OEMs and First-Tier-Suppliers AIRTEC 2012 presents the "who is who" of the Aerospace industry.