Dubai Airshow expects an impressive number of key players this year

Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The business aviation sector is yet again to be highly represented at the Dubai Airshow, as many key players are keen to maximise their exposure into the region’s growing opportunities. The industry has already established its commitment to the show in previous years, with 2017 looking to be no exception.

Already committed to attend the November event at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site is business aviation heavyweights including Gulfstream, Embraer and Dassault Aviation, in addition to some UAE based players, Sonic Jet and Falcon Aviation and those travelling from Europe and the USA.

Bombardier Business Aircraft market forecast predicts 350 deliveries valued at $12 billion over the next 10 years, with medium and large category aircraft accounting for about 95 per cent of these deliveries, while Boeing Business Jets has stated that the Middle East represents roughly one third of their business.

With 12% year-on-year regional growth reported, Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Founding & Executive Chairman Ali Alnaqbi is confident that demand for the sector from across the region will continue to rise.

“Currently, the market is still favouring wide-body aircraft. Demand for mid-size and small size is there too. With increased demand from our members to be present at the Dubai Airshow in order to meet the big players, we can push the agenda under the MEBAA umbrella,” he said.

“The business aviation sector is always highly represented at the Dubai Airshow,” says Michele van Akelijen, Managing Director of show organisers F&E Aerospace. “With the sector predicted to be worth $1.3 billion by 2020, we are seeing a great deal of interest from exhibitors who know that the Dubai Airshow is the ideal place to do business in the region.”

The Dubai Airshow takes places at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, from 12-16 November 2017. For more information or to book your space, please contact or see the F&E Aerospace team at stand L67 at EBACE.