The first general aviation exhibition in the Middle East is slated for March 6-8, 2012, in Abu Dhabi.
Located in the heart of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi Air Expo will feature everything from ultralights to transcontinental jets, including an array of services such as flight schools, equipment, and financing, according to organizers.
The Middle East has experienced an increase in overall aircraft sales of more than 35% in only two years for all segments (Piston aircraft, Turboprops, Jets), and a nearly 10% share of the global market.
“Al Bateen Airport experienced a 40% increase in jet traffic over the first six months of this year compared to last year. With more and more requests from aircraft operators to establish their businesses here, it is logical for us to respond to this demand by creating a major international general aviation event,” said Stephen K. Jones, General Manager at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
More than 150 aircraft are expected to be on static display and nearly 300 brands and distributors will offer their products and services to an expected 15,000 visitors from throughout the region, including the United Arab Emirates as well as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia and Algeria, organizers said.
For more information: ADAirExpo.com