Second International Aeronautic Exhibition

EXPO Helsinki 1938

Malmi airport in 2006, with the round terminal of 1938
BIE-class Specialized exposition
Name Second International Aeronautical Exhibition
Building Malmi Airterminal
Area 15.2 hectares (38 acres)
Visitors 15,000,000
Countries 25
Country Finland
City Helsinki
Venue Helsinki-Malmi Airport
Coordinates 60°15′14″N 25°02′39″E / 60.25389°N 25.04417°E / 60.25389; 25.04417
Opening 14 May 1938 (1938-05-14)
Closure 22 May 1938 (1938-05-22)
Specialized expositions
Previous ILIS 1936 in Stockholm
Next Exposition internationale de l'eau (1939) in Liège
Universal Expositions
Previous Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne in Paris
Next 1939 New York World's Fair in New York City
Aimo Cajander

The Second International Aeronautic Exhibition, (full name Second International Aeronautical Exhibition in the league Air Defence of Finland SILI) was a world's fair held in Helsinki in 1938.[1] It opened on 5 May and ran for 17 days before closing on 22 May[2]

It was a special exhibition recognised by the BIE which attracted 25 participating countries and 15 million visitors[2] and took place in Helsinki's exhibition hall.[3] The commissioners were Alexander Frey, Erik von Frenckell and Mauri Honkajuuri director of Kansallis-Osake-Pankki.[3] Visitors included the racing driver S. P. J. Keinänen and the prime minister Aimo Cajander[4]

Aircraft on display included Morane-Saulnier Type L, Fokker C.X, VL Tuisku and VL Viima.[4]


  1. "INTERNATIONAL EXPOs". Archived from the original on March 26, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  2. 1 2 "Shanghai World Expo". Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  3. 1 2 "HELSINKI 1938" (in French). Retrieved 24 August 2012.
  4. 1 2 "SILI II -ilmailunäyttely 1938" (in Finnish). Retrieved 28 August 2012.

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