Leading companies in the helicopter segment of the aviation sector discussed ways to advance the role of helicopters in the Middle East’s luxury, medical, military and civil sectors at the Dubai HeliConference, which concluded yesterday (April 18), in Dubai, UAE.
The two-day event, the Middle East’s only dedicated conference for the helicopter industry, opened on April 17, at the Al Maktoum International Airport.
The event successfully positioned itself as an interactive platform where government and private sector entities from the global helicopter segment discussed key topics to ensure continuous growth and development, said a statement from the organisers, Domus Group, a leading international exhibition specialist.
Many public and private players and their delegates networked to form partnerships for further expanding the helicopter industry, it said.
The event witnessed the participation of several key organisations, including Dubai South, Dubai Airports, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), UAE Airforce, General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA), Falcon Aviation, GAL ANS, Fly High Helicopter Services, and Leonardo Company, Lockheed Martin International and Sikorsky, to name a few.
Leading experts and industry leaders deliberated on the agenda of the conference which included ‘Partnering with Industry and Enhancing Helicopter Life Cycle Management’, ‘Meeting Safety Levels for Helicopter Operators’, ‘Helicopter Fleet Integration Challenges for Military and Law Enforcement Operators’, and ‘Helicopter Market Updates and Commercial Prospects’, it said.
Ahmad Abulhoul, managing director, Domus Group, said: “The helicopter segment is one of the fastest growing in the aviation industry, particularly in the GCC and it was vital to have an event dedicated to address the challenges and define a strategic road map to ensure progress.”
“The event was a huge success as we were not only able to highlight key concerns but solutions as well. The group extends its thanks to all supporters and sponsors as well as participants and visitors for making the event a huge success. We continue to receive feedback and will work on the suggestions to prepare a better and more informative second edition,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service