UAE President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan attended Wednesday the Dubai Airshow 2023 at DWC, where he toured the exhibition spaces and pavilions and viewed the exhibits of the various local and international companies participating in this year’s event.
His Highness engaged in discussions with exhibitors and was briefed on the latest advances in the aviation sector, including the use of innovative technologies and developments in the utilisation of sustainable aviation fuel. He expressed his best wishes for the success of the event and its participants, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The UAE President noted that the 18th edition of the Dubai Airshow, and the event’s continued success since its inception, reflect the UAE’s significant role as a key partner in the global aviation industry. His Highness noted that the airshow serves as a platform for decision-makers, industry leaders, experts, and stakeholders to discuss innovative solutions and future trends in aviation development, underlining the sector's vital role in stimulating and supporting the growth of related industries in the UAE.
His Highness was accompanied during his tour by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Presidential Court; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Advisor for Special Affairs at the Presidential Court.
On Monday, H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has toured the Dubai Airshow 2023, and visited the stands of participating local and international companies that are showcasing new developments in the defence, civil aviation and aerospace industries.
His Highness visited the stands of Edge, Mubadala, and the UAE company Calidus as well as stands of Saudi Arabian Military Industries, Thales and Dassault, and was briefed on the latest technologies that are advancing the sector’s growth and enhancing sustainability.
H.H. was accompanied by Faisal Abdulaziz Al Bannai, Secretary General of the Advanced Technology Research Council.
Earlier, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, toured the 18th Dubai Airshow on Monday.
H.H. Sheikh Mohammed toured the exhibition accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, First Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the UAE; and H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai.
Also accompanying H.H. Sheikh Mohammed on the tour were His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline Group; and H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Ports and Borders Security Council. Sheikh Mohammed stopped by the pavilions of the UAE’s EDGE Group, Strata Manufacturing, and Emirates.
He was briefed about Emirates’ latest fleet which includes the new A380, Boeing 777-ER300, Diamond DA42-VI and Cirrus SR 22 used by the Emirates Flight Training Academy to train its pilots, in addition to the business jet Embraer Phenom 100.
Bringing together over 1,400 exhibitors from 148 countries, the largest ever edition of the event is being held from 13th to 17th November.