Next week's ILA air show may be smaller than Farnborough, held two months later. But, despite its proximity to its better-known rival, the Berlin event has carved out a successful niche as a forum for aerospace nations in the east - emerging like India or reinventing themselves like Russia - to meet customers, suppliers and partners in the West.

In this special report on German aerospace, we profile some of the industry's most dynamic players, ranging from engine makers MTU and Rolls-Royce Deutschland, through systems company Liebherr Aerospace and structures specialist MT Aerospace, to the businesses behind the all-new Zeppelin airship and reborn Dornier 228.

Eurofighter typhoon 
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Plus: we look at how the Luftwaffe's Eurofighter Typhoons are being introduced to service and the country's military air operations in Afghanistan.

Source: Flight International