Abu Dhabi readies for innovation-packed Air Expo

By Angel Chan

ABU DHABI 11 October 2017: The fifth edition of Abu Dhabi Air Expo will take place in February 2018 in the nation’s capital in response to popular demand from key industry professionals.

More than 110 aircraft, from ultra-light to heavy business jets, will be on display to be explored by aircraft enthusiasts and businesses searching for the best aeroplanes and aviation-related services.

Leading private aircraft manufacturers like Dassault Aviation, Gulfstream, Embraer, and Boeing Business Jets will be back at the 2018 show, alongside key local and regional industry partners and stakeholders such as Adnoc, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Falcon Aviation Services and Royal Jet.

Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 will be held from 26th to 28th February 2018, as part of Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said Wam.

The Abu Dhabi Air Expo will be rolled out in a new set-up divided into three main areas; Aircraft hangar, chalets and outdoor static display, which will occupy nearly 60,000 square meters of space at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

The three-day Air Expo is set to welcome over 18,000 visitors from the aviation and aerospace industries. An exhibitor line-up of more than 300 manufacturers and suppliers will showcase the latest innovations and development in private jet aircraft, helicopters, executive charter services, airport equipment and services, avionics systems, insurance and financing.

“Air Expo is a unique platform where industry leaders, tradespeople, clients, hobbyists and the general public can engage and gain insights, business leads and develop opportunities that will benefit both the end user and the entire industry,” said Nasser Juma, General Manager of General Aviation Airports at Abu Dhabi Airports and the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Air Expo organising committee.