Social Media in the Spotlight at Berlin Air Show

fipart presents new networking features and adds additional language

Online PR News – 01-June-2010 – – Stuttgart, 05/31/2010: What began as a novelty a few years ago is now part of everyday life— social networking. Social networking tools have become a valuable way to find new business partners and stay in touch with people who share similar interests. This is particularly true in the aviation industry, in which suppliers, business partners, parts and expertise are scattered around the globe.

During the ILA Berlin Air Show from June 8-10, fipart will demonstrate how its platform can be used to present products, services, projects, references, and expertise as well as share knowledge, tips and best practices. Two new features to do this are message broadcasts and group blogs.

Message broadcasts allow users to send a message to the entire fipart community (currently 6,000 active users) if a search query does not generate a satisfactory result. “Sometimes a part is not listed on fipart, even though people have the part or know someone else who does,” explains Martin Rieger, chief technology officer for fipart. “Message broadcasts are a great way to enlist the support of the entire network to find a much-needed product and service. Everything we offer at fipart, including this feature, is designed to make it easier to do business.”

With group blogs, members of a specific group can discuss and comment on any topic. Anyone can start a new group, from a certain specialism in the aviation industry to a special event. A blog entry is sent to all group members. A new group will be started especially for the ILA Berlin Air Show, the most important aviation and aerospace event in Germany.

Networking is easiest if you can do it in your language. Thus, starting June 11 fipart’s trading and networking platform will be available in German. fipart was already available in English.

You will find fipart at the ILA Berlin Air Show in hall 11, stand 110. We are looking forward to meeting you there.

About fipart

fipart ( is the only online platform for the aviation industry combining features for trading and networking. fipart aims to be the industry’ s premier business network where anyone, from a small organization to a global player, can come together to build their business and increase the quality of trading — all based on personal relationships, trust and recommendations among fipart’s users.