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JA 2016 (Japan Aerospace) Celebrates 50 Years with Most Overseas Exhibitors Ever

JA 2016 (Japan Aerospace) Celebrates 50 Years with Most Overseas Exhibitors Ever 2016-07-23 20:07:18
TOKYO, July 23, 2016 - The Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC) and Tokyo Big Sight Inc. are pleased to announce the Japan International Aerospace Exhibition 2016 (JA 2016), to be held over four days, from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th October, 2016, at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan.

Celebrating a 50-year milestone since the very first Japan International Aerospace Exhibition event in 1966, JA 2016 will be the largest ever held, with 637 companies and organizations exhibiting at 1,176 booths in an exhibition hall nearly 31,000 m2 in size, located in Tokyo at the very heart of Asia's economic activity.

Transformation of governmental defense & space policies, revitalizing regional clusters, changes in the market, and market expectations of the aerospace industry - JA hopes to convey the very latest information from the aerospace industry, from both Japanese and overseas companies and organizations.

The event aims to promote trade and information exchange among the aerospace industry, as well as promoting better public understanding of the industry and stimulating interest among young people.

- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Aircraft will have a booth to promote the MRJ, the first Japanese-made passenger airliner in half a century

Exhibitors will include Fuji Heavy Industries, IHI, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Mitsubishi Aircraft, as well as KYB, ShinMaywa Industries, Sumitomo Precision Products, Nabtesco, and Mitsubishi Electric. Several airlines such as All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines will also exhibit, as well as the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).

- The largest number of overseas exhibitors ever

Overseas companies such as the Airbus Group, the Boeing Company, Arianespace, Bell Helicopter Textron, Elbit Systems, Honeywell, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, Lockheed Martin, Thales, and others will exhibit. Exhibiting at the US Pavilion will be General Atomics, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Rolls Royce, and others.

- Exhibition from Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency & a PR exhibition from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force

Japan's Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA), which was established as a new organization in October last year, is scheduled to participate on a full scale. In addition to promoting international exchanges with defense officials of overseas countries, ATLA also plans to support other small and medium-sized Japanese exhibitor companies. In addition, a PR exhibition from Japan's Air Self-Defense Force is also planned.

- Exhibition area for local governments, companies, and organizations from all over Japan

Local governments and organizations around Japan will be exhibiting in support of regional clusters and companies, including special cooperation from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. This exhibition area will be arranged in the likeness of a map of Japan, and its aim is to promote the exhibitors as well as encouraging exhibition visitors.

Exhibition details at the JA 2016 website:

Press release (PDF):

Press Information
JA (Japan Aerospace) 2016
Tokyo Big Sight

Tokyo, Japan

C/O Kyodo PR

Takahashi, Yamamoto, Imamiz
JA2016 PR Office (Kyodo PR)

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