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Abu Dhabi Air Expo opens today at Al Bateen Executive Airport

posted on 25/02/2014: 2069 views



Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Air Expo opens today at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

More than 17,000 visitors are expected to attend the three day show with an exhibitor line-up of 175 companies spread out over 80,000 square meters.

The Expo will bring together owners, pilots, fixed-based operators and professionals in the general aviation industry from more than 70 countries set to discover the industry's latest developments and innovations.

Visitors will also have the unique opportunity to experience the "Paper Planes" Art Exhibition by Sheikha Alyazia bint Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan at the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS) facility in Al Bateen Executive Airport. The series on display is from her Spontaneity series with the focus being spontaneity and how aviation imparts a sense of freedom.

The UAE's Al Fursan Aerobatic team, Emirates Sky Diving team and the famous stunt flyer, Captain Zoltan Veres, the recipient of five Guinness world records, are also set to wow crowds with exhilarating performances on each of the three days at 3 pm.

One of the Air Expo's distinctive characteristics is that it takes place outdoors with exhibition stands set up alongside the aircraft on the static display where visitors can learn more about the general aviation industry's latest models. Air Expo will showcase key developments that relate to private aircraft, helicopters, general aviation manufacturers, airport equipment and services, pilot training schools, avionics, insurance and financing.

Ali Majed Al Mansoori, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said, "For the third year running, Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 is set to showcase the latest developments of the general and business aviation industry in the region. The opportunities the show will present create an unprecedented platform for industry leaders to engage and discuss developments in the field. Abu Dhabi Airports is also looking forward to welcoming aviation enthusiasts from the region to experience the exciting aircraft on display as well as to learn more from the biggest players in the industry." More than 100 aircraft will be on display from manufacturers including Bombardier, Dassault Aviation, Boeing, Gulfstream, Cessna, Piper, Cirrus and Airbus. The exhibition is open to the public during the 3 days from 10 a.m. Visitors need to be over 16 years old and will need to present a business card. Entry is by invitation or at a charge of 100 Dirhams upon entry.



Abu Dhabi Duty Free will also be showcasing their latest products and offerings in Abu Dhabi Air Expo and will also feature its Scratch and Win promotion. Shoppers will be eligible for scratch and win tickets to get instant prizes ranging from diamond rings, electronics and gift vouchers and Golden Class Meet and Assist annual memberships. Flight tickets to over 30 destinations will also be provided courtesy of Abu Dhabi Airports' airline partners, which include Etihad Airways, Air India, Air Astana, Egypt Air, Air Blue and Gulf Air.

Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2014 is hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports along with the support of many key Abu Dhabi sponsors, including ADNOC, UAE Armed Forces, the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi, Al Futtaim Group, Falcon Aviation Services, Royal Jet, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Mubadala, Rotana Jet, Etihad Airways, Jetex, Breitling, the Tourism and Culture Authority of Abu Dhabi and the General Civil Aviation Authority. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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