The second edition of the successful Saudi International Airshow will be held in Riyadh in February 2021.
The show will run from February 16 to 18 and will double its size following growing demand from exhibitors. It will also introduce three new areas and conferences during the three-day event: Space / Satellite; UAV/ Robotics; and Aviation Training, announced Prince Sultan Bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Space Commission and chairman of Saudi Aviation Club.
The space sector at Saudi International Airshow will be the perfect opportunity to meet with the international space community, said a statement.
Saudi Space Agency has already signed major partnerships including a joint statement between Saudi and Russian State Space Corporation in the fields of manned space flight and global navigation satellite system (GLONASS) announced during the visit, in October 2019, of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Saudi Arabia has a long history in space and satellite activity, with much of this activity emanating from the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST).
The newly created Saudi Space Agency will likely coordinate and produce Saudi Space policy and strategy across the civil, commercial, and military sectors in cooperation with other Saudi government ministries and agencies. The Space Agency will likely also be the focal point for all Saudi international space cooperation.
The drone sector will continue to be a key growth factor in creating next generation technology. Saudi International Airshow will provide the opportunity to meet the global drone community and to learn about UAV technology solutions.
Saudi International Airshow will promote aviation to future generations and focus on the latest trends, training and recruitment within the aviation industry. Empowering the youth by providing the environment and opportunities for them to flourish in the Kingdom is key to achieving Vision 2030. - TradeArabia News Service