Abu Dhabi Air Expo kicks off @ Bateen airport

By Rajive Singh

ABU DHABI 27 February 2018: The 5th edition of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 at Al Bateen Executive Airport, was inaugurated yesterday by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Hamed alongside his delegation of senior dignitaries, toured the exhibition and met several officials from the participants, and was briefed about the latest innovations and developments in private jet aircraft, helicopters, executive charter services, airport equipment and services, avionics systems, insurance and financing as showcased by more than 300 local and international manufacturers and suppliers.

He also witnessed the spectacular display of more than 100 state-of-the-art aircrafts, ranging from ultra-light to heavy business jets, and other aerial delights that defy the boundaries of modern technology, said Wam.

The Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 attracted the participation and attendance of various governmental and private entities, representing the full spectrum of the business and general aviation sectors.

The exhibition which is organised by Abu Dhabi Airports, is the ideal platform for aircraft enthusiasts and businesses searching for the best airplanes and aviation-related services.

The Abu Dhabi Air Expo also raised the curtains on the second edition of the Abu Dhabi Heli Expo, showcasing all that the helicopter industry has to offer. Attendees met with representatives from leading manufacturers, distributors and support companies, and utilized the opportunity to get up close to a range of helicopters.

Abdul Majeed Al Khoori, Acting CEO at Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “The buzz generated from the fifth cycle of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo nationwide, has been phenomenal. It reflects the growth and development in performance within the aviation industry across all its sectors, and in-line with the increased demand in its dynamic market. To accommodate such popularity, the show has adopted a new layout, wherein the 60,000 square meters of space has been allocated to an aircraft hangar, chalets, and an outdoor static display”.

He added: “We’re expecting an excess of 18,000 attendees over the three-day period. I believe this show is growing exponentially from each edition because we offer an unparalleled opportunity for aviation leaders to engage in dialogue with potential partners, which enables growth of businesses and an exchange of experience and knowledge”.