key industry professionals to participate. Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 will be held from 26th to 28th February 2018, as part of Abu Dhabi Aviation and Aerospace Week, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.The Abu Dhabi Air Expo, in its fifth edition, will be rolled out in a new set-up that will be divided into three main areas; Aircraft hangar, chalets and outdoor static display, which will occupy nearly 60,000 square meters of space at Al Bateen Executive Airport. Leading private aircraft manufacturers like Dassault Aviation, Gulfstream, Embraer, and Boeing Business Jets will be back in the 2018 show, alongside key local and regional industry partners and stakeholders such as ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Falcon Aviation Services and Royal Jet.
Nasser Juma, General Manager of General Aviation Airports at Abu Dhabi Airports and the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Air Expo organizing committee, said: “We are very excited to be organize and host Abu Dhabi Air Expo in its fifth cycle, as the continuity of this event confirms the position that Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Al Bateen Executive Airport have acquired as a the key regional hub for general aviation. Air Expo is very unique platform where industry leaders, tradesmen, clients, hobbyist and public can engage and gain insights, business leads and develop opportunities that will benefit both the end user and the entire industry.”
“We are working tirelessly to ensure we deliver a proud Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2018 that will exceed everyone’s expectations, both exhibitors and attendees” he added.
The three day Air Expo event is set to welcome over 18,000 visitors from the aviation and aerospace industries. An exhibitor line-up of more than 300 manufacturers and suppliers will showcase the latest innovations and development in private jet aircraft, helicopters, executive charter services, airport equipment and services, avionics systems, insurance and financing.
Over 110 aircraft, from ultra-light to heavy business jets, will be on show to be explored by aircraft enthusiasts and businesses searching for the best airplanes and aviation-related services.
Abu Dhabi Air Expo will also host Abu Dhabi Heli Expo for the second time, showcasing all that the helicopter industry has to offer. Attendees will be able to meet representatives from leading manufacturers, distributors and support companies, and get up close to a range of helicopters.
The Middle East Aviation Career Conference, which will also run in its second edition in parallel with the Air Expo, will provide a unique platform for industry partners to discuss the challenges in securing aviation professionals for the future, and how to tackle them by developing the right education and training programs. The conference will run over the 3 days of the event and will take place within the show’s allocated space.