the 21stSt. The Airport Show edition opened in Dubai, amid increased confidence and indications that the aviation industry is undergoing a major surge back to pre-pandemic levels and a sustained growth outlook.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, this morning opened the annual Airport Show, the largest annual airport event in the world. world, at the Dubai World Trade Center, which will take place from May 17 to 19, 2022.
After the inauguration, His Highness toured the exhibitors’ pavilions, during which he was accompanied by a series of senior officials from the aeronautical sector from within and outside the country, where he was informed about the technologies and devices offered by more than 150 companies international from 20 countries around the world.
Commenting on the Airport Show, His Highness highlighted the importance of the exhibition at this particular time in giving an additional boost to the global aviation sector, whose rapid return to the pre-pandemic stage began to manifest itself with the high demand for travel. and the announcement of the restart of development projects at the level of the world’s airports in anticipation of the next level of growth.
His Highness said: “Thanks to the vision and support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai has taken proactive measures and initiatives to deal with the pandemic. and allow a quick recovery. of the travel and tourism sector in the emirate, and as a result, Dubai International Airport has maintained its position as the world’s busiest airport for the eighth consecutive year, and we expect to serve more than 58 million passengers by the end of this year , connecting them with their businesses, families and activities, and providing them with a wonderful travel experience.”
On the Airport Show, His Highness said: “The exhibition and conferences taking place on the sidelines, with the participation of more than 150 international companies and the assistance of more than 4,500 in-house experts, will provide decision makers at regional airports and international a golden opportunity. network and learn about the best and most advanced technologies, and discuss the scope of cooperation and joint ventures in the airport industry. Through this event, we bring the world of aviation together again to move forward on the path of sharing minds and play our constructive role in the full recovery of this vital industry to support the global economy.”
His Highness added: “Sustainability, advanced technology, the efficiency of the airport development process and airspace management are vital topics that will be addressed during the three days of the exhibition, which will give the industry a boost not only to go back to the levels before 1019, but to go further.
Hosted by RX Global, the world’s largest airport industry B2B platform has a strong focus on sustainability to help the aviation industry achieve a more sustainable airport industry that aims to reduce carbon footprint year after year. .
The 21st edition of the Airport Show is supported by Dubai Airports, Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), dnata (part of Emirates Airline and Group), Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP), Global Air Navigation Services ( GANS), the only private air navigation service provider (ANSP) in the UAE and Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans).
The Airport Show and its joint events Airport Security Middle East, ATC Forum and Global Airport Leaders’ Forum are discussing ways to seize new growth opportunities and overcome current challenges for airports. The forum is also discussing the aviation industry’s efforts towards sustainable and collaborative airport infrastructure development and operational transformations.
Firas Abu Ltaif, Exhibition Manager at RX Global (Reed Exhibitions), said: “It is an honor for us to host this prestigious and historic event in Dubai. True to its motto ‘Connecting the global airport industry’, the event will be a great networking opportunity between industry leaders, experts and government officials to discuss growth opportunities and address challenges. The Show will be a platform that provides opportunities for stakeholders to collaborate and sign agreements, drive business, showcase the latest technology and services, and improve airport services and facilities to keep up with expected growth.”
The Show has a display of products and services from more than 150 exhibitors from more than 20 countries along with the participation of more than 4,500 professionals from the aviation industry.
The Show also hosts the ninth edition of the Global Airport Leaders Forum, which will see more than 40 aviation and airport leaders from around the world presenting various topics on airport innovation and development, air traffic management, sustainability and airport security.
One of the highlights of this year’s Airport Show is holding a sustainability zone called e-Apron in conjunction with the Show. e-Apron is offered in partnership with dnata, to provide an opportunity for manufacturers of electric/hybrid ground support equipment (GSE) and ground handling equipment (GHE) to showcase their latest innovations.