The Emirates Defence Companies Council, EDCC, is participating in the Saudi International Airshow 2019, which is being held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh from 12-14 March 2019.
The airshow provides a platform for 10 Emirati companies operating in the defence industries and aviation technology sector, Emirates News Agency WAM reported.
Sultan Abdullah Al Samahi, Acting General Manager of the EDCC, said that the UAE’s national pavilion aims to promote and market the products of the EDCC’s members, as well as showcase the latest technologies in this key sector.
He also pointed out that the EDCC aims to discuss opportunities for joint cooperation, as well as to learn about the industry’s latest technologies and systems while noting that the airshow will become one of the region’s key airshows over the next ten years.
Among the leading participants of the airshow is Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest operator of helicopters in the Middle East and North Africa, which provides navigational and logistical support services for oil and gas companies.
Royal Jet, which offers luxury aviation services, is showcasing its services and products while Maximus Air Cargo, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Aviation Group, is also participating in the show.
Al Yah Satellite Communications, AlYahsat, and Global Aerospace Logistics, GAL, are also participating, as well as the Abu Dhabi Airports Company, which manages five airports in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company, ADASI, a leading Emirati company in the field of unmanned systems, is also participating, along with Rabdan Academy, the UAE Space Agency, and the Horizon Flight Academy.
According to the organizers, as many as 750 institutions from around the world and 1,500 representatives of international business organizations are participating at the Saudi International Airshow.
The airshow is held under the patronage of Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh Region, in the presence of Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Space Agency, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Aviation Club.
Taking place at Thumamah airport, the show is the first of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, constituting a milestone in the aviation industry and services in the Middle East.
It is based on four sectors of the aviation industry: commercial aviation; private and public aviation; defense and aerospace; and infrastructure and suppliers of airports.
Saudi International Airshow aims to connect the world’s aviation experts and industry players to Saudi Arabia. The event has been organized in response to a huge demand from leading regional industry professionals and will be the first in a series which will take place over the next five years.
Saudi International Airshow hosts a mix of business, general, commercial aviation and aerospace exhibitors on a 100,000 square meter static area accommodating more than 80 aircraft ranging in size from single-engine and executive jets to commercial wide body aircraft.
The show also offers chalets located next to the runway to enable manufacturers to present their entire range of aircraft and to facilitate demonstration flights. In addition, exhibition hall hosts more than 200 booths, national and international pavilions where exhibitors are showcasing a full range of aviation and aerospace services and products.