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Dubai Airshow opens for business

DUBAI, 23 days ago

The Dubai Airshow kicked off today, welcoming the global aerospace industry to Dubai World Central (DWC), the air show site for the five-day event which runs till November 21.

The event was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai along with His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The event boasts unparalleled industry recognition from around the world. “Dubai Airshow provides a platform for international aerospace experts and professionals to connect and share the latest trends, innovations and news within the industry,” said Ismail Ali Abdulla, CEO of Strata Manufacturing, while Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai  added: “The Dubai Airshow is one of the most important events for our industry and the region.”

Support for the event has reached incredible heights for this edition, with Dubai Airshow announcing its first-ever Advanced Technology Partner, the recently launched EDGE conglomerate integrating over 25 defence entities and other independent organisations. Also, The Helicopter Company, Saudi Arabia’s first commercial helicopter operator that launched earlier this year, backed by Saudi Arabia’s state-run Public Investment Fund (PIF), is the platinum sponsor of the Dubai Airshow 2019.

The static display will include the latest civil, business and military aircraft plus a selection of helicopters from industry leaders and new players, including an A330neo displayed by Airbus; a Viking Twin Otter Series 400 from Viking Aircraft and Cessna Caravan C208B alongside a G120TP from Grob Aircraft. Emirates Airline will be showcasing its ultra long range Boeing 777-300, A380-800 and Airbus Corporate Jet 319 while the AURA 100 UAV will be on display from Aura Group of Companies (AGC). Gulfstream will be showing its G500, G600 and G650 aircraft and other inclusions will be present from the Japanese Ministry of Defence, the French Air Force and of course the UAE Air Force.

Soaring in the sky above the Dubai Airshow in the flying display will be the UAE’s Al Fursan aerobatic display time, in addition to the French Air Force Patrouille de France, returning to the Dubai Airshow for the first time since 2011. Also flying will be a Dassault Rafale and a Boeing B787-9 as well as several helicopters and the world’s only aerobatic airline, UK-based display team the Blades.

“The Dubai Airshow 2019 is set to be the biggest and best edition yet,” said Michele van Akelijen, managing director of show organisers Tarsus F&E LLC Middle East. “The growth in exhibitors is a testament to the expanding aerospace industry in the region and beyond, as our new exhibitors have come from Asia, Europe and the US as well as the rest of the world.” - TradeArabia News Service




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