Abu Dhabi Airports Company
Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will officially open the inaugural Abu Dhabi Air Expo tomorrow until the 8th of March, 2012.
The expo, which runs from the 6th until 8th March, is the region’s first general aviation exhibition to be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC). Open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, visitors and exhibitors will be able to witness exhilarating performances by the UAE’s Al Fursan Aerobatic team, the Emirates Sky Diving team and daring aerobatic displays by the famous Captain Zoltan Veres, the recipient of five Guinness world records.
The Air display timings are:
Tuesday 6th March @ 1:00 pm
Wednesday 7th March @ 3:00 pm
Thursday 8th March @ 3:00 pm
In addition to the public daily performances, the Abu Dhabi Air Expo will cover key developments and innovations relating to non-commercial aircraft, jets, helicopters, equipment, manufacturers, services, pilot training schools, accessories, avionics, insurance and financing. The three day event is expected to draw over 3,000 visitors, plus major aviation players from across the GCC, Levant, North Africa, and as far afield as Asia and South Africa.
Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Deputy General Manager, Al Bateen Executive Airport, said:
“ADAC is very pleased to host the first general aviation trade show for Abu Dhabi. The Company would like to thank all our partners from Abu Dhabi Police, UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Etihad Airways for all their support for the event. ADAC looks forward to welcome visitors tomorrow and for next few days to the show.”
The expo will include nearly 70,000 m² of exhibition space, showcasing over 70 aircraft and will bring together nearly 100 distributors showcasing their products and services. The organizers believe that Abu Dhabi Air Expo will provide a platform for the major industry players to share their latest innovations. Key exhibitors at show include: Etihad Airways; Royal Jet; Mubadala Aerospace; UAE Armed Forces and Rotana Jet.
As part of the show’s programme, a number of industry related conferences have been scheduled around topics including general aviation, flight training and safety, helicopters, aviation fuels and engines, youth involvement, aircraft asset management, financing and insurance. The conferences will be held at the Gulf Centre of Aviation Studies (GCAS), which is located near the exhibition venue at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
A number of esteemed speakers are confirmed to present these conferences, including: Jacques Callies, Aviation et Pilote Magazine; Bruce Landsberg, AOPA Safety Foundation, President, Flight Safety International; Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff, Max Plank Institute of Technology; and Dr. Daniel Lütolf, Managing Director, SAC Swiss Aviation Consultants GmbH.