Bayanat sees ME aviation business grow 30pc
Dubai, March 4, 2008
UAE-based Bayanat Airports Engineering and Supplies, one of the Gulf region’s leading suppliers and integrators of airport systems, is forecasting a 30 per cent growth in the regional aviation sector.
The company, which is currently working on contracts worth Dh150 million ($40.8 million) to install specialist airport systems at airports at Dubai and Abu Dhabi and the new Doha International Airport in Qatar, sees $30 million in new business this year in the Middle East region.
It will use the Airport Show, which takes place from June 2 to 4 at Airport Expo Dubai, to showcase its latest technology.
Bayanat Airports is enjoying phenomenal growth on the back of the massive airport development in the UAE and other Gulf countries, said a company official.
"This year’s airport show in Dubai will be a platform for more major business gains. We’re targeting overall growth of 30 per cent this year with new business of at least $30 million in the Middle East from the huge amount of airport expansion taking place,” said Alain Bourjeily, general manager at Bayanat Airports.
Bayanat Airports, which has been operating in the region for 10 years, is now bidding on several other major airport contracts to commence in 2009.
Bayanat Airports had recently installed an integrated airport systems package for the new Terminal 3 at Abu Dhabi International Airport including flight information display systems, public address and evacuation systems, baggage reconciliation and departure control systems.
The company also installed a foreign object detection radar system at Dubai International Airport and Doha International Airport in Qatar and is currently installing a surface movement ground radar system and VHF/UHF communication system at the new Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.
Organised by Streamline Marketing Group, the Airport Show will attract over 550 exhibitors from around the world and will be attended by airport developers and aviation authorities from across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
“The huge projected increase in commercial air traffic and tourism to this region has prompted heavy government funding for infrastructure developments,” said Laith Kubba, director of Streamline Marketing Group. “This creates a fantastic opportunity for suppliers and contractors in the aviation industry.
“Some of the best airports in the world, with the latest airport technology, systems and security are being constructed in this region. Companies looking to work on these projects will benefit greatly from exhibiting at the world’s largest airport show in 2008, where they can meet face-to-face with the industry’s key decision makers,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service