1938 Helsinki
Helsinki-Malmi Airport.jpg
Malmi airport in 2006, with the round terminal of 1938
BIE-classSpecialized exposition
NameSecond International Aeronautical Exhibition
Building(s)Malmi Airterminal
Area15.2 hectares (38 acres)
VenueHelsinki-Malmi Airport
Coordinates60°15′14″N 25°02′39″E / 60.25389°N 25.04417°E / 60.25389; 25.04417
Opening14 May 1938 (1938-05-14)
Closure22 May 1938 (1938-05-22)
Specialized expositions
PreviousILIS 1936 in Stockholm
NextExposition internationale de l'eau (1939) in Liège
Universal Expositions
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Aimo Cajander
Aimo Cajander

The Second International Aeronautic Exhibition, (full name Second International Aeronautical Exhibition in the league Air Defence of Finland SILI) was held in Helsinki in 1938.[1] It ran from 14 May to 22 May 1938.

It was a special exhibition recognised by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) which attracted 25 participating countries including Czechoslovakia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Latvia, and Sweden; and 15 million visitors and took place in Helsinki's exhibition hall.[2] The commissioners were Alexander Frey, Erik von Frenckell and Mauri Honkajuuri director of Kansallis-Osake-Pankki.[2] Visitors included the racing driver S. P. J. Keinänen and the prime minister Aimo Cajander[3]

Aircraft on display included Morane-Saulnier Type L, Fokker C.X, VL Tuisku and VL Viima.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "INTERNATIONAL EXPOs". Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  2. ^ a b "HELSINKI 1938" (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2012.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b "SILI II -ilmailunäyttely 1938" (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 August 2012.