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 (as of July 13, 2016) 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.
Daily Scheduled Events
– Wednesday 12th October
— Opening ceremony
— Opening reception
Speakers: Director of Manufacturing Industries Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry*, Commissioner, Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency, Director-General of National Space Policy Secretariat (Cabinet Office)*
Lecturers: Chairman of US Aerospace Industries Association (Chairman, President & CEO of Lockheed Martin), President of AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (CEO & General Manager of Leonardo-Finmeccanica), Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
– Thursday 13th & Friday 14th October
Professional Seminars (Aviation, Space & Defense)
Professional seminars will be held in various fields with the aim of attracting visitors.
— Overseas aviation seminar hosted by lecturers from major overseas companies, including the Airbus Group and the Boeing company
— Lectures by President Hiromichi Morimoto of the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and by President & CEO Michimasa Fujino of the Honda Aircraft Company, a seminar on the theme of synergy, as well as a seminar hosted in cooperation with the University of Tokyo’s Center for Aviation Innovation Research*
— Space seminar including JAXA Senior Vice President Mamoru Endo*
— Defense seminar, including Canceller of Takushoku University, Former Minister of Defense, Satoshi Morimoto*
[Simultaneous Joint Seminars]
— “JAXA Aeronautics Symposium 2016”
— “Sky Day and Space Day” Special Lectures (Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences)
— 4th CMI Symposium (Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo)
[B-to-B Business Meetings]
— Planned by the organizer (business meetings with BCI Aerospace of France)
— Planned by JETRO (business meetings with foreign buyers invited by JETRO)
– Saturday 15 October
To stimulate interest among young people – in particular, women and students – an event will be hosted by Sorajo (Committee Director Yamazaki of Sorajo), the Japanese Rocket Society, and the Space Development Forum (SDF). Events will include a concert by the Air Self-Defense Force (Ministry of Defense) band, the “People’s Forum” of the Gas Turbine Society of Japan, as well as a lecture by astronaut Naoko Yamazaki, educational lectures aimed at children, events run by All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, sales of merchandise, and much more.*
* All scheduled contents current as of July 22, 2016. Event running details will be announced via press release as soon as determined.
Exhibition details at the JA 2016 website: http://www.japanaerospace.jp/eng/.