F&E Aerospace organisers of the Dubai Airshow are currently preparing for what they are forecasting to be the ‘biggest show in their 26 year history,’ with expected crowds of up to 60,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibitors - which include 80 defence companies signed to date.
Returning exhibitor Honeywell shared this positive outlook by increasing their presence at the show with an outdoor chalet and indoor stand. Honeywell recently said: “The Dubai Airshow has firmly established itself as a key event on the international aerospace calendar and therefore, is always an important and exciting event for Honeywell. We are currently experiencing high levels of growth in the region, and with our stand in a prime location and outdoor chalet we anticipate this year’s show to be the largest yet.”
Meanwhile Boeing’s president, Jeffery Johnson also revealed his optimistic view for the November event saying: “Boeing is committed to continued partnership with Arab governments, enterprises and customers in their long-term plans to develop regional aerospace infrastructure and capabilities. As a result it is only natural that we have a strong presence at the Dubai Airshow, which has proved over the years to be one of the leading international aerospace events attracting visitors and participants from across the world.”
The biennial show prides itself on providing the ideal platform for the defence aviation community to come together; not only by exhibiting but also by participating in the delegations programme - 2011 saw 194 delegations with 534 representatives who were escorted around the show and attended scheduled meetings over 5 days.
The Dubai Airshow is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Defence, also in co-operation with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces.
The Dubai Airshow takes place 17 to 21 November 2013 at its new purpose built home at Dubai World Central (DWC), located in Jebel Ali, Dubai.