ADAC launches Abu Dhabi Air Expo tomorrow.

Monday 5th March 2012

- Al Fursan Aerobatic team to display an exciting Airshow to all visitors-

05 March 2012 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is hosting Tuesday 6th March Abu Dhabi Air Expo, the region's first general aviation exhibition to be held at Al Bateen Executive Airport, the dedicated business aviation airport of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).

Open daily until 8 March visitors and exhibitors will enjoy a daily Airshow performed by Al Fursan Aerobatic team and the Emirates Sky Diving team along with a daring display by the famous Captain Zoltan Veres, owner of five Guinness records in aerobatic displays.

Abu Dhabi Air Expo will cover key developments and innovations in non-commercial aircraft, jets, helicopters, equipment, manufacturers, services, pilot training schools, accessories, avionics, insurance and financing, the three day event is expected to draw over 3,000 visitors plus major aviation players from across the GCC, Levant, North Africa, and as far afield as Asia and South Africa.

The show will include nearly 70,000 m² of exhibition space, showcasing over 70 aircraft and bringing together nearly 100 distributors offering their products and services. The show will be a platform for the major players in this developing sector to gather and share their latest innovations with a continuously growing audience. Key exhibitors at show include Etihad Airways, Royal Jet, UAE Armed Forces and Rotana Jet. Mubadala Aerospace, a business unit of Mubadala Development Company, is a key participant and will be sponsoring the Gala Dinner on the first day of the show.

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

"ADAC is very pleased to be the host the first general aviation trade show for Abu Dhabi bringing pilots over to witness firsthand what general aviation has to offer. We would like to thank all our partners from Abu Dhabi Police, UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Etihad Airways for all their support for the event. We look forward to welcome all visitors tomorrow at the show."

As part of the show's programme, a number of conferences will take place to tackle subjects in the field of general aviation, flight training and safety, helicopters, aviation fuels and engines, youth involvement, in addition to aircraft asset management, financing and insurance.

All conferences will be held at the Gulf Centre of Aviation Studies (GCAS) near the exhibition venue at Al Bateen Executive Airport. A list of esteemed speakers will be holding these conferences including Jacques Callies, Aviation et Pilote Magazine, Bruce Landsberg AOPA Safety Foundation, President, Flight Safety International, Dr. Heinrich Bülthoff, Max Plank Institute of Technology, and Dr. Daniel Lütolf, Managing Director, SAC Swiss Aviation Consultants GmbH.

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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 turnarounds
  • Ideal 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 charter
  • Related 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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