The Dubai Airshow organisers F&E Aerospace are preparing for next month’s event to be the largest in their 26 years of the show and are forecasting a great turnout from the business aviation community. The Dubai Airshow takes place 17 to 21 November 2013 and is moving to a new purpose built home at Dubai World Central (DWC), located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
As the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow approaches organisers are expecting the biennial event to host up to 60,000 trade visitors and over 1,000 exhibitors – which include over 220 business aviation focussed companies signed to date.
Amongst some of the key business aviation exhibitors are: Aurora Aviation, Execujet Middle East, Jetex, Bombardier, Embraer and Royal Jet.
The purpose built show site will offer a larger static park where over 50 business aircraft will be on display including family fleets from all the major OEMs including Gulfstream and Dassault Aviation. Attendees will experience first hand many of the industry’s key aircraft parked on the static at the Dubai Airshow.
Business aviation continues to play increasingly important role within the Middle East region, helping to sustain current economic activity and drive new developments within the market; as emphasised by the Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) – the Middle East’s business aviation market is expected to reach Dh3.67 billion ($1 billion) by 2018, and by 2020 and the regional fleet size of registered business jets is expected to cross 1,375.
F&E Aerospace, CEO, Sharief Fahmy shared this positive outlook saying: “The Dubai Airshow brings all aviation-related industries together under one roof; the biennial show prides itself on providing the ideal platform for the business aviation community to come work together and mutually benefit – this is firmly reflected by the resounding amount of business aviation exhibitors and aircraft taking part next month.”
The Dubai Airshow is open to trade and professional visitors only. Visitors can register online now www.dubaiairshow.aero/register and Press can also register online at http://www.dubaiairshow.aero/media/media-registration it is strongly recommended for all attendees to register online before coming to the show.
The Dubai Airshow is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and in co-operation with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces.