Students taking part in 'Airbus Little Engineer' workshops at the Dubai Airport Free Zone pavilion in collaboration with the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, Mubadala and the UAE Space Agency on Thursday. - Supplied photo
Dubai - In addition to showcasing unique capabilities and services, the 2015 line-up of new exhibitors also gauged market interest in a number of projects and initiatives.
The Dubai Airshow, which concluded on Thursday continued to attract new exhibitor interest with many first-time participants from a wide range of industry sectors who took part in the 2015 edition.
With expertise in a wide range of industry sub-sectors through to groundbreaking space age technology and supersonic travel, this year's cadre added their voice to the more than 1103 exhibitors at the DWC, Dubai Airshow site.
"Since its inception, the Dubai Airshow has continued to attract ever-increasing numbers of new exhibiting partners. This is due not only to the phenomenal growth trajectory of the industry but also underscores our commitment to ensuring that the aviation sector is represented across all areas of the business mix," said Michele van Akelijen, managing director, F&E Aerospace, organiser of the Dubai Airshow.
In addition to showcasing unique capabilities and services, the 2015 line-up of new exhibitors also gauged market interest in a number of projects and initiatives.
Frederic Pinlet, President of Paris-headquartered Concorde Future led a delegation to Dubai Airshow to not only scope out investor potential but to promote the future of supersonic aircraft to a receptive audience.
"We decided to come to Dubai as everything in the world happens in this part of the world and it is a crossroads for all businesses," he said.
For Shant Katcherian, Avionics Development and Co-Founder of Lebanon's SkyPro UAV, which produces small surveillance UAV aircraft, the Dubai Airshow is a one-stop shop location for attracting new business.
"It is the place to be for big and small companies alike," he said.
New technologies are clearly a major focus for this year's show and Peter Coker, managing director and CEO of Martin Jetpack, which recently signed a deal with Dubai Civil Defence, has high hopes for business growth in the region.
Established UAE SMEs are also targeting the Dubai Airshow this year as infrastructure developments in the aviation industry, and Expo 2020 plans, drive related demand across various areas of the business.
Dubai-based Globe Hi-Fabs Middle East managing director, Rahul Chopra, selected the Dubai Airshow as a platform for future commercial growth as well as to push overall brand awareness of the aircraft refueller and dispenser company products.