Commercial airlines participate in MEBA
There is no doubt that private aviation is on an upward trend. This is proved with recent statistics which show that around 1200 business aircraft are anticipated to be registered in the region by 2020. This factor is the driving force in encouraging a strong regulatory framework and industry guidelines for regional best practice.
The Middle East Business Aviation 2014 will be held from 8-10 December 2014 at Dubai World Central. The event will witness first time participation from Emirates and Etihad, along with Qatar Executive and Saudia Private Aviation.
Ali Al Naqbi, founding chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), said: “We are seeing a spike in growth of private business aviation market across the region. When big, game-changing players like Emirates and Etihad get involved; you know things are going to get interesting.”
Emirates executive will be showcasing its Airbus A319. The aircraft features 19 seats and sleeps 15 (with ten private suites), and has a maximum range of 7,000 kilometres. While Qatar Executive’s new Bombardier Global 5000 Vision features a two cabin configuration with a separate galley and space for up to 13 passengers.