Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016 takes off on a bigger scale

Abu Dhabi Airports’ three events will take place from 8-10 March 2016, at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the region’s only dedicated business aviation airport.
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In cooperation with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, and as part of the Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week launched last week under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Airports announces the dates and highlights of its three key events taking place in March 2016.

These will be: Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2016, Middle East Aviation Career Conference & Exhibition, and Abu Dhabi Heli Expo 2016.

The Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week is a national initiative aimed at focusing attention on the country’s thriving aviation and aerospace sector, by hosting all major aviation related activities within Abu Dhabi during a single dedicated week.

Abu Dhabi Airports’ three events will take place from 8-10 March 2016, at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the region’s only dedicated business aviation airport.

This will be the fourth cycle of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, which has become a biannual event, bringing together major players in general and business aviation.

Abu Dhabi Heli Expo will also take place during Air Expo 2016, showcasing what the helicopter industry has to offer. Attendees will be able to meet representatives from manufacturers, distributors and support companies, and to get up close to a range of helicopters.

Eng. Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, CEO,, Abu Dhabi Airports said: “Abu Dhabi’s aviation sector is well positioned to deliver significant and continued growth over the coming years.

"With 70% of the space already booked, the three events will play a crucial role in driving and supporting this growth by providing a platform for the industry to showcase exciting business and career opportunities. Exhibitors and attendees will be able to meet potential partners, exchange knowledge and share industry best practices. Abu Dhabi Airports is committed to helping achieve sustainable and well balanced development of the aviation sector - a cornerstone of Abu Dhabi’s economic growth strategy.”

The Middle East Aviation Career Conference, which will run in parallel with the Air Expo, will give a platform for young professionals seeking a career in the aviation industry to explore the wide range of opportunities that are open to them. 

Al Mazrouei added: “The future projections of the level of required manpower in aviation are staggering, with huge demand expected for professionals trained in both hard and soft skills. It is important to ensure that there are enough qualified human resources for this sector, to operate, manage and further develop future air transport systems. This is vital to support our long term future growth strategy.”

In addition to the main exhibition area, Abu Dhabi Air Expo will feature a large outdoor area with a static display of over 120 of the latest aircraft on the market and a dedicated area for airport suppliers where companies can display their products and services for airport maintenance, security, ground support, air traffic management, and terminal and fixed based operations facilities.

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