Dubai, one of the most famous emirates of the United Arab Emirates is all set to host the much hyped airshow in 2011. The show is a notable programme that aims to reunite different exhibitors of the world. Being celebrated from 22 years, the event leaves a strong mark on the international aerospace calendar. It is a midpoint of distinguish buyers and decision makers who offer access to the Middle East aerospace market.
The show is being organized twice a year with an aim to reunite the aerospace industry’s leading companies. It provides a big platform where buyers can connect distinct sellers of the world. In 2011, the event plans to provide fetching outputs to all participants who are interested in good return for their investment.
A big advantage of the show will be its tailored delegations programme. This programme boasts official civil and military delegations that are being invited by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces respectively. They will attend each of the five days at the Airport expo.
The show will incorporate a vast multitude of up to 1000 exhibitors as well more than 50,000 trade visitors. Alison Weller, Managing Director of F&E Aerospace said that the foremost objective of Dubai airshow is to offer a podium for exhibitors so that they can establish a strong network with aerospace industry. Hence, they can feel free to market in the Middle East. In the past years, the show has got much praise as a result of that it has owned up to 20% of the visitors outside the United Arab Emirates. It is a symbolic event that helps display the achievements, progress and buying power of the region.
Dubai Airshow 2011 will mark its presence as the largest trade show prearranged at more than 325,000sqm in the city. It will include three exhibition halls, 103 chalets, 11 pavilions and a large static aircraft display area for up to 100 aircraft of varying types and sizes.
In 2011, the event has been arranged with three new initiatives. A big point here to note down is that the show will mark as a celebration of the country’s 40th anniversary. It will launch “Future Day” that aims to invite a number of the nation’s youth, in order to help build the next generation of aviators. To appreciate this kind of programme, Rolls-Royce as gold sponsor along with Boeing and Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS) as silver sponsors have also come forward. The last initiative will include organisation of the first ever Gulf Aviation Training Event (GATE). It will try to bring together recruitment policy-makers so they can find solutions to the alarming shortage of flight crew in the Middle East.
Alison Weller predicted that the show will host a number of aircraft such as the Bell/Boeing V-22 Tilt Rotor, the MA600 manufactured by China’s Xi’an Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd and it will be the first time being displayed outside China.
The country’s aerobatic team will fly Alenia Aermacchi aircraft. The event will also host the Patrouille de France aerobatic team who will fly the Alpha jets. Hence, it will boast state-of-the-art technical demonstrations as well aircraft Static Park. The Static Park will demonstrate an array of aircraft such as F18, F15, C17, C-130J and an Apache MH-60 from the US government. It will incorporate business jets from companies such as Gulfstream, Bombardier and Cessna. This year helicopters will be displayed by Russian Helicopters, Sikorsky, Bell and MD Helicopters. Quest will launch the first-ever helicopter programme in the UAE. Right now e-book flights to Dubai.com and avail hotels in Dubai as well mark your presence in this much awaited Dubai Airshow 2011.
Venue: Airport Expo, Dubai
Time: (13-17) Th November 2011
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