Running from 13 to 17 November 2011 at Airport Expo, the Dubai Airshow is the foremost aerospace event in the Middle East.Now in its 22nd year, the show is firmly established as a key event on the international aerospace calendar – consistently delivering key buyers and decision makers along with unrivaled access to the Middle East aerospace market. The 2009 event drew 52,978 trade visitors from around the world along with 890 exhibitors from 47 countries and 1,389 international and regional media.
The Dubai Airshow is welcoming more than 100 aircraft next week, some of them appearing for the first time in the Middle East. Running from 13 to 17 November 2011 at the city’s Airport Expo, the Dubai Airshow will be the biggest yet, with more than 1,000 exhibitors and nearly 55,000 trade visitors, an almost four percent increase from the previous show in 2009. The daily flying demonstration will display a full complement of both civil and military aircraft, including the Eurofighter Typhoon, Boeing’s F18 Super Hornet and Dassault’s Rafale fighter.Making its Middle East debut is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and it will be joined on the static display park, among others, by the Pakistan Airforce’s JF17 Thunder fighter, the Bell/Boeing V-22 Tilt Rotor, a unique aircraft that can perform both vertical take-off and landing and short take-off and landing, the AAI’s Shadow 200 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), the Apache MH-60 helicopter and an array of business jets from companies such as Gulfstream, Bombardier and Cessna.
Alison Weller, Managing Director of airshow organiser F&E Aerospace, said: “The Dubai Airshow is bigger than ever this year and this is reflected in the variety of aircraft, both civil and military, on display and in the flying display, making it a show not to be missed!”
For the first time ever, and reflecting the 40th anniversary of the UAE, the flying display will open with the country’s own aerobatic team – Al Fursan – which will fly Alenia Aermacchi aircraft. The display will also feature the Patrouille de France aerobatic team, flying the Alpha jets.The Dubai Airshow is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and in co-operation with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports and the UAE Armed Forces.