Opulent October

Published: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Dubai is once again playing host to the biggest aviation event: As the emirate is all spruced up to welcome aviation enthusiasts and delegates from around the globe to the Dubai Airshow 2015, we take a closer look at what the event holds for everyone. The five-day event, starting on November 8th at DWC is being touted as the biggest aviation event of the year. The event promises a larger exhibition area, new industry sector displays and increased trade visitor numbers coupled with increase in new exhibitors and increased investment from many returning ones.

Over 1100 exhibitors are expected to attend the Dubai Airshow 2015, ranging from first-timers such as to the industry stalwarts and everyone in between, highlighting how the show is the place to do business in the aerospace industry. Thus, all eyes are set on the Dubai Airshow and we hope the organizers put up a good show. Read more about the event in one of our inside stories.

CEO of Celebi Aviation Holdings Mr. Onno Boots who took over as the company’s CEO in 2014 has been credited with transforming the company into one of the biggest ground handling service providers today. In an interview with Air Cargo Update, Mr. Boots reveals as to how the company is looking to transform itself from a regional player to a global leader, new regions it’s trying to focus on and its ambitious growth strategy over the years. Read on more on this in this issue.

For the Lounge, we spoke to Mr. Mehmet Gurkan, Regional Cargo Director, Africa, Turkish Airlines who spoke to us on a variety of topics. Find out more about him and the company in the column.

One of our features on the Shah Jalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s main air gateway, broods over how the airport has been facing challenges due to cargo overload. The article takes a close look at how logistics in the country needs to buck up to cope with increasing demand.

Yet another feature on Mumbai International Airport Limited, studies as to how the airport authority and the custodians of air cargo operations in the Mumbai state of India are looking to modernize the air cargo terminal, with a hope to bring about significant developments in infrastructure, improvements in process and efficiency.

Yet another article on wearable automation technology takes a close look at how wearable technology is a buzz word in the logistics industry as it eliminates steps, streamlines and speeds up processes and accuracy-all directly affecting the bottom line

As always, we look forward to hear from you. Kindly write in to us with your valuable comments and suggestions.


Dipti Das