Business aviation will be an important facet of the new Bahrain Airshow, to be staged in the Arabian Gulf state from Jan. 21 to 23, 2010. The show will feature purpose-built chalets where exhibitors will be able to park their display aircraft immediately in front.
The prolific growth of the Middle East market for business aviation should be clearly apparent at the second Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show this month. The three-day event will be staged at Dubai’s Airport Expo Center from November 16 to 18 and is projected to be more than twice the size of the first full MEBA show, held in January last year.
The strong growth of the Middle East market for business aviation will be evident at the second Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) expo next month. The three-day event, to be staged at Dubai’s Airport Expo Center from November 16 to 18, is projected to grow to twice the size of the first stand-alone MEBA show held over two days in January 2007.
Farnborough International Limited (FIL), organizer of the Farnborough International airshow, will collaborate with the Kingdom of Bahrain on a new show to be held in January 2010. The Royal Bahrain Air Show will take place over three days at the Sheikh Isa Airbase in Bahrain.
This columnist never did discover why the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor that displayed at this month’s Farnborough airshow, needed an escort from an F-15 fighter. The top-of-the-line stealth fighter flew from RAF Fairford, only 50 miles away, where it was due to make its international debut at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
Farnborough International Limited (FIL), organizers of the Farnborough International airshow, will collaborate with Bahrain on a new airshow in January 2010.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up just a stone’s throw from the heart of the Farnborough airshow this week? Some lucky show goers are doing exactly that with the opening this week of the new Aviator Hotel (below).
Aerospace, which employs 12,000 people in the UK and is worth an annual £20 billion ($39.8 billion) to the country’s gross domestic product, “will remain central to the British economy and our future as a high-tech manufacturing nation.”
Fairs & Exhibitions Aerospace, which runs the Dubai Airshow and other events in the Middle East, has named Heather Rezek as general manager. She is tasked with building the company’s portfolio of shows, which–in addition to the Dubai Airshow–includes Middle East Business Aviation, Aircraft Interiors Middle East Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Middle East, and Aerospace & Defence Training Show.
Life begins at 60 looks to be the motto for the Farnborough International airshow as it prepares to mark the 60th anniversary of the first staging of the event, held this year from July 14 to 20. The 2008 show also marks the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight in Britain, with the historic Farnborough site the UK’s answer to Kitty Hawk thanks to the daring of American aviator Samuel Cody.