The Dubai Airshow 2019 is expecting business aviation to be a significant part of the event when it returns from November 17 – 21 at Dubai World Central (DWC).
Business aircraft movements in the region are predicted to reach 175,000 by 2020. The prediction, made at the Mebaa Conference Dubai in December, underlines the industry’s growth in the region, and is reinforced by key players in business aviation demonstrating their commitment to the Middle East’s leading aerospace event. In addition, the UAE is expecting an increase in private jet landings next year as a result of Expo 2020, leading to increased opportunities for the industry.
Key business aviation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will be represented at the show, including Boeing Business Jets, Gulfstream, Dassault Aviation, Airbus Corporate Jets, Textron and Pilatus who will be joined at the show for the first time by Citadel Completions. Exhibitors at the event represent the whole business aviation supply chain, from OEMs to interiors, completions specialists to fixed base operators (FBOs) including Jet Aviation and DC Aviation, private airports such as Al Bateen Executive Airport; and gourmet catering firms, providing an ideal platform for those in the industry to network and forge relationships to take advantage of the opportunities offered.
“Business in the region relies on face-to-face meetings and personal relationship building,” says Michele van Akelijen, managing director of show organisers Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East. “The fantastic thing about the Dubai Airshow is that it provides a truly global stage for all aspects of the aerospace industry, and business aviation is always extremely highly represented. I look forward to welcoming the industry to Dubai in November.”
During the Dubai Airshow 2019, the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (Mebaa) will host the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BOA) workshops within the show itself. Developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) in conjunction with its member associations and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), these workshops will enable business aviation professionals in the region to achieve recommended best practices and standards.
The Dubai Airshow 2019 is expecting 1,300 exhibitors and up to 87,000 trade visitors across the five days. - TradeArabia News Service