Long awaited and already over again: the ILA in Berlin, one of the most important international aerospace exhibitions in Europe - a celebration of the aviation industry with 550 exhibitors from 29 nations and 72,000 visitors.

The most important insight: like in the automotive industry, the demand for certified cameras and vision systems is increasing in the aerospace industry. Kappa systems not only make aerospace applications safer and more efficient today, but also always have a close eye on future technological requirements. Our expertise is convincing: in addition to the important air-to-air refueling system, Airbus Defence & Space (with OCCAR) selected us for another important European program - shortly before the ILA, Johannes Overhues, co-partner and CEO of Kappa optronics, signed the contracts to supply central vision systems for the Eurodrone / EuroMALE.

It was the first ILA since the beginning of the pandemic. The environment for the industry has changed drastically: the general world situation, potentiating supply chain problems and the necessary restructuring for climate protection. The will to move things forward together in the industry was clearly noticeable. Dr. Michael Schöllhorn, BDLI President and CEO of Airbus Defence and Space, put it in a nutshell.

Johannes Overhues: "In addition to the great business developments, I was particularly pleased that we in the BDLI Group had the opportunity to speak with Minister Dr. Robert Habeck. I took the opportunity to personally invite the minister to visit us in Göttingen. We understood the seriousness of the situation and, as a medium-sized company, we are absolutely behind his course. On the one hand, we make a relevant contribution with our systems to securing defense capability in Europe; on the other hand, as a company we want to and must make our contribution to saving energy. We would like to share our views on the difficulties we and thousands of other medium-sized companies are facing. At Kappa, we have many ideas on how to approach it constructively and pragmatically, and where we would specifically need tailwind from the government."

We would like to thank all visitors to our booth and would be happy to stay in touch with you! We would also like to thank the BDLI for the thoughtful organization of the BDLI joint stand and especially personally Michael Schöllhorn, BDLI President and CEO Airbus Defence and Space. Thank you for bringing such a good spirit to the debate! #Standtogether