Abu Dhabi air show set to welcome 17,000 visitors
Abu Dhabi air show set to welcome 17,000 visitors

IANS

 Abu Dhabi, Feb 22: This year's edition of the Abu Dhabi Air Expo is set to welcome over 17,000 visitors with an exhibitor line-up of 170 suppliers.

The expo will showcase the latest innovations and development in the aviation sector, relating to non-commercial aircraft, jets, helicopters, equipment manufacturers, services, pilot training schools, accessories, avionics, insurance and financing.

The Al Bateen Executive Airport will be hosting the third annual Abu Dhabi Air Expo, the region's first general aviation show.

Over 100 aircraft representing a range of models from ultra-light to heavy business jets, including the VIP Airbus corporate jet and the TBM 850, will be on hand to be explored by aircraft enthusiasts and businesses searching for the best aircraft and aviation-related services.

The three-day Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 is attracting 170 exhibitors and major aviation players from across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the Levant, North Africa, Asia and South Africa.

The GCC comprises Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports, witnessed an 18 percent increase in visiting aircraft traffic and 6 percent increase in commercial aircraft traffic in 2013, compared to 2012. 

Deals worth over three billion dirhams (over $816.77 million) were struck in last year's edition of the show.

 

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Update: 22-February-2014

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