ABU DHABI: Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) will be hosting the show again for the second year in a row between the 5th -7th March 2013 at Al Bateen Executive Airport, its business aviation airport in Abu Dhabi.
This will follow the success of this year’s Abu Dhabi Air Expo in March 2012 which was held for first time in the Middle East. The event then drew more than 100 exhibitors and sponsors, displayed 70 aircraft from light jets to helicopters and attracted more than 10,000 international and local visitors.
The show also hosted a series of conferences focusing on various general civil aviation topics including training, licensing, safety, and aircraft technology.
“Abu Dhabi is witnessing significant growth in the commercial aviation industry across all sectors including general aviation, which in turn supports the Emirate’s air transport strategy in building a strong and sustainable aviation environment. ADAC is proud to contribute to this growth through its leading initiatives in the areas of infrastructure development, quality of service and marketing,” Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Deputy General Manager, Al Bateen Executive Airport, said.
“Abu Dhabi Air Expo is the region’s first exhibition dedicated to general civil aviation and ADAC commits today to hosting the show once again in Abu Dhabi in 2013, highlighting the capital’s position as an international hub for commercial aviation experts and professionals. This commitment is part of ADAC’s strategy to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s credentials as the region’s premier venue for the commercial aviation and aerospace industry,” concluded Al Hammadi.
General commercial aviation refers to all private and commercial flights other than scheduled airline, military and regular cargo flights.
Al Bateen Executive Airport is the region’s first and only dedicated private airport and it is a ‘one-stop shop’ business jet facility for VIP passengers.
The airport’s recently opened fixed-base operations (FBO), DhabiJet, was awarded first place for best FBO in the Middle East and the fourth in Asia, Africa and Europe in the prestigious European Business Air News FBO Survey 2012.