Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 doubles exhibition area


The second Air Expo due to take place in Abu Dhabi from 5 to 7 March 2013 at Al Bateen Executive Airport has doubled the size of its exhibition area, catering for the extra demand.

Organisers of the second Abu Dhabi Air Expo, taking place at the Al Bateen Executive Airport on 5-7 March 2013 have doubled the size of the exhibition space to cater for the growing number of exhibitors keen to take advantage of the opportunity to network with the region’s aviation market place.

Abu Dhabi Air Expo have confirmed that leading airframe manufacturers including Dassault Aviation, Embraer Executive Jets, Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Daher Socata have already committed to the show, many upgrading the size of their booth, and increasing the number of aircraft on the static.

The organisers anticipate a display of over 120 aircraft, and will feature a range of models from light sport aircraft manufacturers to large corporate aircraft including the Airbus 319 which Rotana Jet, one of Al Bateen’s based operators, intends to display.

Alongside fixed wing, rotary will also have a strong presence with Sikorsky and Eurocopter already demonstrating booth commitment, and also local aerospace business Quest Helicopters.

The growing importance of the show was evideint at this year’s NBAA, where a number of new exhibitors were signed up.

“NBAA was really exciting for the sales team as the success of the first show generated commitment from a number of new companies wishing to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the expo.” commented Didier Mary, director of Abu Dhabi Air Expo.

“We are delighted to see the event, which has become known locally as Al Bateen Expo, continue to grow,” commented chairman, Yousif Al Hammadi. “We expect an even greater range of companies from an increased geographical range and wider number of services to attend. We’re also looking forward to welcoming a number of world previews from our exhibitors.”