China is sending a contingency of airport ground support equipment, building material supplies providers and other key industry experts to this year's Dubai Airport Show in a massive 'show of strength.'
For the first time, the country will collectively show its presence through a national pavilion, said the pavilion organsiers, China Civil Aviation Technology & Equipment Corporation Limited (Avitec).
The show will run from April 25 to 27 at the Airport Expo Dubai. More than 10 major Chinese companies have already confirmed their attendance, hoping to benefit from the Middle East and Africa airport market, which is bucking the global trend with 39 airports under construction.
The Chinese exhibitors will showcase a wide range of products and services to help in the development and maintenance of all airport facilities, including Conventional Aircraft Tractor and Towbarless Tractor, Container/Pallet Loader, Aircraft Refuller, Aircraft Conditioning Unit, Airport bus, Airport Firefighting Vehicle, Airport Security Inspection System, Passenger Boarding Bridge System and Airport Friction Measuring System.
Hongxin Qin, GM of Avitec, described the event as a great opportunity for China to demonstrate its growth and maturity in the market.
"We represent some of the greatest success stories in airport management and development over the last ten years. As an industry, aviation has come into its own, and by default, new airports and new services have grown with it."
"China now has more than 135 civil airports in 133 cities. We're no longer on the outside looking in, Chinese companies have a great deal to offer in their own right," he added.
Airport Show 2010 is supported by leading aviation authorities and trade bodies including ADAC and Dubai Airports.