Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), announced today that Abu Dhabi Air Expo, the region's first general aviation exhibition, will gather major participants from the international and local general aviation community to bring aircraft to the static display and share the latest innovations in the general aviation industry.
Embraer will be one of the key participants showcasing the ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jets, in addition to Falcon Aviation Services and Al Jaber Aviation which also be presenting 4 Legacy 600 and 2 Lineage 1000 at the show. Bombardier, Hawker, Cessna, Al Jaber Aviation and Falcon Aviation Services, among others, will also be part of this unique show bringing aircraft to the display and showcasing their latest products to all visitors. Fujairah International Airport will also be amongst the leading organizations present at this innovative event to support of the development of the region's general aviation sector.
The show, running from 6th–8th March 2012, will act as a catalyst bringing pilots together to view the latest in general aviation technology and innovation, with everything available on exhibit from pilot gears and accessories to aircraft for sale. Moreover Air Expo will showcase the TBM 850, the fastest single turboprop in the world, coming for the first time in the Middle East, with a maximum cruise speed of 593 km/h at 7 940m. The TBM 850 combines the cruising speed and flying times typical of light jets with operating costs, low environmental signature, range and excellent payload of turboprop aircraft.
Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Deputy General Manager, Al Bateen Executive Airport, said:
"We are pleased to welcome international aviation key players to see our dynamic Emirate and discover the growth opportunities for general aviation. The event will showcase Abu Dhabi as a thriving centre for business and hosting this event will allow the aviation sector to boost its growth and create innovative businesses and ventures."
"The show, with its first event in the region, will attract more than 100 companies to showcase their products and services to over than 5,000 visitors daily," added Al Hammadi.