HRH Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Saudi Space Commission and Chairman of Saudi Aviation Club announced the second edition of the successful Saudi International Airshow to be held in Riyadh in February 2021.
The 2nd edition will run from February 16th to 18th and will double its size after receiving a lot of demands and will introduce 3 new areas and conferences during the 3 day event:
- Space / Satellite
- UAV/ Robotics
- Aviation Training
The Space Sector at Saudi International Airshow will be the perfect opportunity to meet with the international space community.
Saudi Space Agency has already signed major partnerships including a joint statement between Saudi and Russian State Space Corporation in the fields of manned space flight and global navigation satellite system (GLONASS) announced during the visit, in October 2019, of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.
Saudi Arabia has a long history in space and satellite activity, with much of this activity emanating from the King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST).
The newly created Saudi Space Agency will likely coordinate and produce Saudi Space policy and strategy across the civil, commercial, and military sectors in cooperation with other Saudi government ministries and agencies. The Space Agency will likely also be the focal point for all Saudi international space cooperation.
The Drone Sector will continue to be a key growth factor in creating next generation technology. Saudi International Airshow will provide the opportunity to meet the global drone community and to learn about UAV technology solutions.
The Saudi International Airshow will promote aviation to future generations and focus on the latest trends, training and recruitment within the aviation industry. Empowering the youth by providing the environment and opportunities for them to flourish in the Kingdom is key to achieving Vision 2030.
Held at Thumamah Airport, Riyadh, the Saudi International Airshow is the only Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and will welcome exhibitors and delegates from across the world.
Thumamah Airport is located 35 minutes from King Khalid International Airport (RUH) and is dedicated solely to the exhibition.
Saudi Airshow hosts a mix of business, general, commercial aviation and aerospace exhibitors on a 100,000 square meters static area which accommodates more than 100 aircraft ranging in size from single-engine and executive jets to commercial wide-body aircraft.
The show offers chalets located next to the runway to enable manufacturers to present their entire range of aircraft and to facilitate demonstration flights. In addition, two exhibition halls host more than 500 booths and international pavilions where exhibitors will showcase a full range of aviation and aerospace services and products.
The Saudi International Airshow is part of the Vision 2030 program and the aviation sector will play an essential role in the diversification and expansion of the Saudi economy.