The sky is the limit for the Dubai Airshow 2015
With the Dubai Airshow 2015 set to open one month from tomorrow at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, the organisers have announced that this year’s event from 8-12 November promises a larger exhibition area, new industry sector displays and increased trade visitor numbers.
“The 2015 Dubai Airshow is expected to be our biggest event yet,” says Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of show organisers F&E Aerospace. “We have seen growth across a number of areas, including an increase in new exhibitors and increased investment from many returning ones.”
Over 1100 exhibitors are expected to attend the Dubai Airshow 2015, ranging from first-timers such as to the industry stalwarts and everyone in between, highlighting how the show is the place to do business in the aerospace industry.
The static and flying displays will also benefit from this growth, with over 160 aircraft expected on the static display, including a Boeing P-8 military jet, a Qatar Executive G650ER, and an Emirates Airline Airbus A380, plus aircraft from Bell Helicopter and Airbus. In a first for any international air show UAVs will be taking part in the flying display.
The addition of new sectors, such as the 3D Print pavilion, the inclusion of the newly-formed UAE Space Agency and new conferences have added to the value the anticipated 65,000 trade visitors will gain from attending. In addition, the return of the Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE) pavilion and conference and the ever popular Futures’ Day event continue to broaden the show’s appeal to all sectors of the aerospace industry.
International exhibitors growing their presence represent all corners of the globe, from the USA to more locally based companies such as AAL from the UAE. New exhibitors are also coming from all around the world, including for the first time from Taiwan, Morocco and Latvia. At least 60 countries are expected to be represented in the exhibitor list, demonstrating the show’s global appeal and the importance of the Middle East region to the aerospace industry as a whole.
Now in its 28th year, the biennial event has grown over five-fold since it began. If this year’s figures are any indication, that trend is set to continue well into the future.
“We have a ten-year growth plan with our partners and are currently in discussions regarding a planned extension of the DWC Dubai Airshow site for the Dubai Airshow 2017,” van Akelijen explained. “This increased space will give the Dubai Airshow room to continue growing into the future.”