Abu Dhabi Air Expo launches today

Abu Dhabi Air Expo launches today

6-Mar-2012 Source: Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is hosting Tuesday 6th March Abu Dhabi Air Expo, the region’s first general aviation exhibition to be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

Open daily until 8 March visitors and exhibitors will enjoy a daily Airshow performed by Al Fursan Aerobatic team and the Emirates Sky Diving team along with a daring display by the famous Captain Zoltan Veres, owner of five Guinness records in aerobatic displays.

Abu Dhabi Air Expo will cover key developments and innovations in non-commercial aircraft, jets, helicopters, equipment, manufacturers, services, pilot training schools, accessories, avionics, insurance and financing, the three day event is expected to draw over 3,000 visitors plus major aviation players from across the GCC, Levant, North Africa, and as far afield as Asia and South Africa.

The show will include nearly 70,000 m² of exhibition space, showcasing over 70 aircraft and bringing together nearly 100 distributors offering their products and services. The show will be a platform for the major players in this developing sector to gather and share their latest innovations with a continuously growing audience. Key exhibitors at show include Etihad Airways, Royal Jet, UAE Armed Forces and Rotana Jet. Mubadala Aerospace, a business unit of Mubadala Development Company, is a key participant and will be sponsoring the Gala Dinner on the first day of the show.

Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Deputy General Manager, Al Bateen Executive Airport, said:  “ADAC is very pleased to be the host the first general aviation trade show for Abu Dhabi bringing pilots over to witness firsthand what general aviation has to offer. We would like to thank all our partners from Abu Dhabi Police, UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Etihad Airways for all their support for the event. We look forward to welcome all visitors tomorrow at the show.”

As part of the show’s programme, a number of conferences will take place to tackle subjects in the field of general aviation, flight training and safety, helicopters, aviation fuels and engines, youth involvement, in addition to aircraft asset management, financing and insurance. All conferences will be held at the Gulf Centre of Aviation Studies (GCAS) near the exhibition venue at Al Bateen Executive Airport. A list of esteemed speakers will be holding these conferences including Jacques Callies, Aviation et Pilote Magazine, Bruce Landsberg AOPA Safety Foundation, President, Flight Safety International, Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff, Max Plank Institute of Technology, and Dr. Daniel Lütolf, Managing Director, SAC Swiss Aviation Consultants GmbH.

For more information about the show, please visit: www.albateenairport.ae or www.adairexpo.com

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