"Safe Take-off with IT" exhibition

06.11.2006
Special exhibition on the occasion of the Information Technology Year/Presentation of IT in aviation and at the BBI City Airport
As part of the Information Technology Year, Berlin Airports is holding a special "Safe Take-off with IT" exhibition in the airportworld bbi visitors' centre at Schönefeld Airport. The exhibition will run from 6 November to 29 December 2006.

The exhibition in the airportworld bbi is a presentation of IT in aviation: commencing with computers by Konrad Zuse, who developed the world's first binary computer Z1 while working for the Henschel aircraft company in Schönefeld, through interactive installations in German air traffic control, which provide insights into the complex world of data capture and processing in German air traffic, to control systems in power plants.

Taking the conceptual design of the new Berlin Brandenburg International BBI Airport as an example, various installations and documentation are used to show the areas in which IT is implemented. Be it in construction traffic for the BBI, which is controlled via GPS, or digital access control processes, which function as intelligent systems that control, structure and distribute airport processes, and make the wireless airport of the 21st century tangible.

The aim of the exhibition in the current Science Year is to increase awareness of the numerous applications, capabilities and also the growing necessity of IT in aviation development and aircraft technology.

Within the scope of the exhibition, a prize draw will be held with the chance to win three flight vouchers from Germanwings, each to the value of 100 euros.

Information Technology Year is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Science in Dialogue initiative and the Gesellschaft für Informatik and is being organised in conjunction with over 340 partners in the fields of industry, science and culture. The airportworld bbi is situated in Mittelstraße (B96a) opposite the Schönefeld Airport train station. The exhibiton is open daily, except Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Entry to the exhibition is free and parking spaces are available.

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Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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