Third edition of Abu Dhabi Air Expo witness 20% increase

Overview of the Abu Dhabi air expo
Overview of the Abu Dhabi air expo

The third edition of Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 will be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport. The authority will be hosting the general aviation exhibition from 25-27 February 2014.  To date, 70% of the exhibitor space for Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 is already booked and all of last year’s exhibitors have rebooked. In addition to this, participation has also risen by more than 20%.

Some of the participants include Cessna, Dassault Aviation, Embraer Executive Jets, Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Daher Socata. These particpants in addition to increasing floor space will also increase number of their aircraft in the static display. The organisers anticipate a display of over 100 aircraft that will feature a range of models from ultra light to heavy business jets, including the VIP AirBus corporate jet.

The total value of sales at this year’s Air Expo reached in excess of AED five billion. The show also saw a 30% increase in attendance compared to the previous Air Expo, with 13,000 visitors and 160 exhibitors.

Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, chairman of the Organizing Committee for Abu Dhabi Air Expo, general manager of Al Bateen Executive Airport, said: “The size of the event this year compared with last year demonstrates the significant growth in the general aviation industry in Abu Dhabi. Al Bateen Executive Airport looks forward to providing a platform for global aviation leaders to grow their businesses and engage with potential partners.”

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