14 December 2011, Abu Dhabi, UAE:
Abu Dhabi Air Expo, www.adairexpo.com to be held during March 6-8, 2012 hosted by Al Bateen Executive Airport and brought to the UAE by ADAC in co-operation with Adone Events, will bring together the major players in general aviation for the first time in the region. The event will feature the first ever brokerage market in the Gulf enabling private owners to promote their aircraft to the local GA market. With over 8,000 visitors expected and 20,000 sq meters of floor space allocated entirely to the market, Abu Dhabi Air Expo offers buyers and sellers of general aviation aircraft maximum deal making potential.
To complement the brokerage market, Abu Dhabi Expo will feature both an outdoor exhibition and static aircraft display. Geared towards the private owner, exhibitors will showcase the latest general aviation products and services including flight schools, equipment, accessories and financing solutions. The static aircraft display will feature a wide range of 150 general aviation aircraft from helicopters and ultra light jets through to transcontinental range jets. Uniquely, exhibition tents are placed right alongside the static aircraft display affording visitors the opportunity to admire the latest products and talk with exhibitors simultaneously.
Given the growth trend in the aviation industry in the region, bringing the Air Expo to Abu Dhabi is a natural evolvement. According to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), The Middle East’s general aviation sector witnessed a growth of more than 30% per year over the past two years and currently represents more than 10% of the world market share.
Al Bateen Executive Airport, the region’s only dedicated private jet airport offers the perfect location for Abu Dhabi Expo with its convenient location at the heart of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, excellent weather and ideal flying conditions. Visitors can take advantage of the particularly mild temperatures and excellent weather in early March affording aircraft owners, operators and brokers the opportunity to explore the latest products, innovations and deals on offer in the general aviation market.
“We are delighted to be hosting the first Abu Dhabi Air Expo. Expo 2012 is an ideal opportunity for owners, operators and brokers to discover what’s new in the general aviation market and to generate good business deals,” said, Yousif AL Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Deputy General Manager Al Bateen Executive Airport. “Centrally located in the Middle East and a premium international destination for business and leisure travelers, Abu Dhabi is an ideal location for Expo 2012. Al Bateen has achieved an impressive 42% increase in visiting aircraft movements during the third quarter of this year and as the only dedicated private jet airport in the region, it’s the perfect hub for this event.”