Abu Dhabi Air Expo doubles exhibition area
Abu Dhabi, December 12, 2012
The second Abu Dhabi Air Expo, a leading general aviation event, has doubled its exhibition space in order to cope with the increase in demand from the growing number of exhibitors.
The event will take place from March 5 to 7, at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
Organisers have confirmed that leading airframers including Dassault Aviation, Embraer Executive Jets, Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Daher Socata have already committed to the show with many upgrading the size of their booth, and increasing the number of aircraft on the static.
The organisers anticipate a display of over 120 aircraft, and will feature a range of models from Light Sport Aircraft manufacturers to large corporate aircraft including the Airbus 319 which Rotana Jet, one of Al Bateen’s based operators, intends to display.
Alongside fixed wing, rotary will also have a strong presence with Sikorsky and Eurocopter already demonstrating booth commitment, and also local aerospace business Quest Helicopters.
The growth in significance of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo was confirmed at this year’s annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) show held in the US city of Orlando, Florida, where a selection of new exhibitors signed up for space.
“NBAA was really exciting for the sales team as the success of the first show generated commitment from a number of new companies wishing to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the expo,” said Didier Mary, director of Abu Dhabi Air Expo.
“We are delighted to see the event, which has become known locally as Al Bateen Expo, continue to grow,” said chairman Yousif Al Hammadi.
“We expect an even greater range of companies from an increased geographical range and wider number of services to attend. We’re also looking forward to welcoming a number of world previews from our exhibitors,” he added.
The only general aviation exhibition in the Middle Eastern region, Abu Dhabi Air Expo (Al Bateen Expo) brings together in one place leading industry players from the general aviation sector to discover the latest news, trends and industrial innovations.
The exhibition is primarily oriented towards owners, pilots, flying clubs, enthusiasts and professionals from within the world of general aviation. – TradeArabia News Service