Abu Dhabi Air Expo brings together local and international aviation players in Abu Dhabi.

Wednesday 8th February 2012

Embraer, Bombardier, Hawker, Cessna, Al Jaber Aviation, and Fujairah International Airport amongst the industry's leading companies to showcase their products and services at the show - Fastest single turboprop in the world coming to Middle East for the first time-

Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), announced today that the Abu Dhabi Air Expo, the region's first general aviation exhibition, will gather a significant number of major participants from the international and local general aviation community at the inaugural show. Aviation businesses will bring aircraft to the static display and share the latest innovations in the general aviation industry.

Embraer will be one of the key participants showcasing the ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet. In addition Falcon Aviation Services and Al Jaber Aviation will present a total of four legacy 600 and two Lineage 1000 aircraft. Bombardier, Hawker and Cessna, amongst others, will also be part of this unique show bringing aircraft to the static and showcasing their latest products to all visitors. Fujairah International Airport will have a strong presence demonstrating its support of the development of the General Aviation sector in the region.

The show which will run from 6th - 8th of March 2012, will act as a catalyst bringing pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts together to view the latest in general aviation technology and innovation. The exhibition will feature a wide range of aviation products from pilot equipment and aviation accessories through to aircraft for sale. Air Expo will showcase for the first time in the Middle East, the TBM 850, the fastest single turboprop in the world. With a maximum cruise speed of 593 km/h at 7 940m, the TBM 850 combines the cruising speed and flying times typical of light jets with operating costs, low environmental signature, range and excellent payload exemplified by turboprop aircraft.

Yousif Hassan Al Hammadi, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for Abu Dhabi Air Expo, Deputy General Manager, Al Bateen Executive Airport, said:

"We are pleased to welcome key international aviation players to see our dynamic Emirate and discover the growth opportunities for general aviation. The event will showcase Abu Dhabi as a thriving business region. Hosting this event will allow the aviation sector to boost its growth and create innovative businesses and ventures."

"The inaugural show will attract more than 100 companies to showcase their products and services to more than 5,000 visitors daily," added Al Hammadi. For more information about the event, please visit:




About Al Bateen Executive Airport

Al Bateen Executive Airport is a dedicated business jet airport, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; conveniently located only a five kilometers from the central business district of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.

The downtown location of Al Bateen Executive Airport makes it ideal for users of business jets, whose time is valuable and who have a high-regard for the convenience that personalised jet travel can bring. It is easily accessible off the Abu Dhabi to Dubai highway, making the centre of Dubai a short motorway journey of 1hr 15mins. It is also a short distance from the famous Yas Island complex of the F1 Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, world famous championship golf courses and the amazing development of Saadiyat Island.


Only dedicated private aviation airport in the region Fast & efficient turnaroundsIdeal location in the city centre close to central business district Parking for over 100 aircraft (apron and hangar) Business Campus - full business traveller facilities and stand-alone offices One-stop-shop Business Jet Specialists Fuel, handling, and other FBO services Aircraft charterRelated aviation business access Aviation education and training Al Bateen Executive's new DhabiJet FBO service offers:-

· Fastest possible transit time 'door to door' for passengers and crew.

· A single point of contact for all requirements.

· An experienced and dedicated DhabiJet Customer Services Team.

· No airside delays, rapid refuelling and cabin servicing.

· A full range of competitively priced FBO Services including lounge hospitality, concierge service, hotel and limousine reservations all co-ordinated on a one stop shop basis.

· Top Quality lounge facilities for passengers' and crew.

· Full on site support for immigration and customs.

· Boardroom style meeting facilities.

About Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC):

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was incorporated by Amiri Decree number 5, issued on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure.

In September 2006, ADAC assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, ADAC added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive private aviation airport), and Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio.

These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travellers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi's development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.

Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport to more than 20 million passengers per year. As part of this redevelopment, a second runway and a third terminal have been completed.


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