Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) announced today the launch of the first and only exhibition dedicated to general aviation in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi Air Expo.
The exhibition will be hosted at Al Bateen Executive Airport in March 2012.
The Middle East’s general aviation sector witnessed significant growth of 30 percent in 2009 as compared to 2010 and currently represents more than 10 percent of the world market share, making it the ideal location for such an exclusive event.
Abu Dhabi Air Expo will allow exhibitors to bring aircraft to the static display and share the latest innovations in the general aviation industry. The event which will include nearly 70,000 m2 of exhibition space will showcase over 100 aircraft and bring together nearly 300 distributors offering their products and services. 15,000 visitors are expected to attend from the GCC, Levant, North Africa, and as far afield as Asia and South Africa.
Khalifa Al Mazrouei, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports Company, said “ADAC is proud to host the first exhibition dedicated to general aviation in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi, a premium international destination for business and leisure travelers offering world class facilities and attractions. The impressive 40 percent increase in traffic that Al Bateen Airport has achieved during the first half of this year makes it the perfect hub for aviation professionals and enthusiasts to share the latest developments in the industry. The Middle East is a very dynamic region for aviation and hosting this event will allow the aviation sector to boost its growth and create more business deals.”