Abu Dhabi set to host general aviation exhibition
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) has launched the first and only exhibition dedicated to general aviation in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi Air Expo.
The exhibition will be hosted at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the region’s only dedicated private jet airport, in March 2012.
The Middle East’s general aviation sector witnessed significant growth of 30% in 2009 versus 2010 and currently represents more than 10% of the world market share.
Abu Dhabi Air Expo will allow exhibitors to bring aircraft to the static display and share the latest innovations in the general aviation industry.
The event will include nearly 70,000m² of exhibition space and showcase over 100 aircraft and bring together nearly 300 distributors offering their products and services.
15,000 visitors are expected to attend from the GCC, Levant, North Africa, and as far afield as Asia and South Africa.
“ADAC is proud to host the first exhibition dedicated to general aviation in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, a premium international destination for business and leisure travellers offering world class facilities and attractions,” said H.E. Khalifa Al Mazrouei, chairman of ADAC.
“The impressive 40% increase in traffic that Al Bateen Airport has achieved during the first half of this year makes it the perfect hub for aviation professionals and enthusiasts to share the latest developments in the industry. The Middle East is a very dynamic region for aviation and hosting this event will allow the aviation sector to boost its growth and create more business deals.”
Abu Dhabi Air Expo will be brought to the UAE in conjunction with Adone, organiser and host of the Cannes Airshow, which has been held in France over the past five years.