Global bizav appeal in the Middle East
Dubai’s reputation as central to the global business aviation industry has been further cemented with a rise in exhibitors from around the world committing to the MEBAA Show 2016. Business aviation companies from as far afield as China and the USA are travelling to DWC, Airshow Site from 6-8 December for a share of the region’s growing business aviation market.
Previous editions of the MEBAA Show have always attracted interest from global companies, and 2016 looks to be no exception, with a plethora of businesses from other regions exhibiting for the first time. Notably, Asian presence is growing for 2016 with the addition of Fast Transit Aviation Service from China, plus returning exhibitor HAECO Private Jet Solutions more than doubling their investment and presence.
New international exhibitors already looking forward to December’s event include additions from Italy such as Testori and Seaprime, while a large contingent are expected from the USA including Astronics / Panasonic and Global Eagle Entertainment. The show is also seeing a growth of local companies for the 2016 event, with UAE based companies such as Click Aviation and Greenline exhibiting for the first time at the MEBAA Show.
Perhaps as importantly, the show is seeing strong demand from returning exhibitors – both local and international – to increase their presence. Some of those ramping up their commitment to the show include those who were new exhibitors at the 2014 edition – such as Greenpoint Technologies from the USA – while others include Turkish company Genel Havacilik, Jet Aviation from Switzerland, Qatar Executive and UAE based UAS International Trip Support, among many others.
“We are thrilled to see the show going from strength to strength,” says Ali Alnaqbi, Founding Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA), “And the fact that we are seeing so many new exhibitors from around the world; coupled with the increases in commitment, demonstrates that the MEBAA Show is cementing its status in the business aviation industry.”
The MEBAA Show is expecting 460 exhibitors at the 2016 edition – an almost 10% increase on 2014. The show takes place at DWC, Airshow Site from 6-8 December 2016.