- Attracts 20,000 visitors from around the world
- 80 speakers discuss the future of air cargo
Abu Dhabi: Imad Eddin Khalil
After an interruption of 4 years due to the “Covid 19” pandemic, the activities of the “Abu Dhabi Air Show 2022” in its tenth session started yesterday morning, Tuesday, at the Al Bateen Executive Airport, and will continue for 3 continues for days, with the participation of 300 exhibitors and companies from the aerospace and space science sectors, and it is expected to attract 20 thousand visitors from all over the world.
The exhibition was opened by Eng Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Managing Director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, and Nader Ahmed Al Hammadi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Aviation, in the presence of prominent figures from the public and private sectors, to discuss the latest . developments in this area.
The launch of the exhibition witnessed aircraft displays by the Al Fursan Team of the UAE Air Force, to welcome visitors and raise the UAE flag, which attracted the attention of visitors, participants and exhibitors at the festival.
The exhibition presents the latest innovations in the fields of private jets, helicopters, charter services, airport equipment and services, electronic systems for the aviation sector, insurance and finance. Exchange of ideas and get acquainted with the latest technologies and equipment in the field of general aviation.
The intellectual forum for industry leaders is a new addition to the activities of the Abu Dhabi Airshow this year, as it has attracted more than 80 speakers from industry experts who will discuss many important topics, including the growth and future of air cargo, the role and importance of training in the aviation sector and its development, sustainable aviation, and the role of women Sustainability in the field of aviation, air traffic management and airport security, maintenance, repair and operation of aircraft, the future of maintenance, artificial intelligence and robotics, retail services at airports , and “eVTOL” hybrid aircraft, in addition to topics related to the future of the aviation sector after the “Covid 19” pandemic.
Visitors to the Abu Dhabi Air Show, through the pavilion of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, enjoyed the narrow-body Airbus A321 aircraft, which also offers detailed topics on sustainability, rental services, medical evacuation and others.
Captain Aisha Al Mansouri, in her capacity as the captain of the Airbus A320, spoke to the visitors about the aircraft and her experience in piloting this model, in addition to her experience in training and flying, which led her to the rank assumed from pilot. captain as the first Emirati woman in the field of commercial aviation, since last August.
During its participation in the exhibition, Abu Dhabi Aviation will showcase the aviation services it provides to local and international authorities in these sectors, and aims to promote growth in the commercial and luxury helicopter aviation sector, cargo and maintenance, where Abu Dhabi Aviation is more than 46 years old, and is considered to be the largest company owning a fleet of Helicopters in the Middle East and North Africa.
Emirates presented its Airbus A329 luxury private aircraft during its participation in the exhibition, offering customers families, dignitaries and businessmen, an exceptional experience that exceeds what they expect from the levels of quality and luxury that characterize Emirates Airlines, with the flexibility and luxury that characterizes private jet flights.
The interior design and distribution of the aircraft is characterized by its uniqueness, with the highest levels of comfort and the best services, for up to 19 passengers. At this high level, it is equipped with the most luxurious amenities and the latest technology to meet to the various requirements of discerning travelers who want to travel in complete privacy.
During its participation in the exhibition, Next50, the leading technology company in Abu Dhabi, showcased its latest technologies and solutions designed to improve the efficiency of airport and airline operations and enable the future of the aviation industry in the region.
Ibrahim Al-Mannai, CEO of Next50, said that the aviation sector regionally and globally is seeing an accelerated return to the path of growth, especially after the consequences imposed by the pandemic in the last two years.
Procedure follow-up automation platform
This platform is designed with the aim of supporting operators in following up procedures and the progress of operations by automating daily operations and facilitating administrative control in various professional departments, in addition to the virtual platform for connecting airline systems and designed to provide a smooth ensure travel experience for travelers and airlines, by facilitating the exchange of passenger information Among the different systems of airlines for those traveling in one flight to more than one destination with more than one company, which will enable them to book their tickets booked and with their luggage easier.
Abu Dhabi Police
Abu Dhabi Police will participate in the exhibition’s activities by displaying a special aircraft to transport the injured and its capabilities to provide support and assistance to individuals.
Captain Engineer Khalifa Awad Al Kaabi, of Abu Dhabi Police Aviation, said that Abu Dhabi Police Aviation displays an Agusta-139 aircraft to transport injured from accident sites to hospitals or from one hospital to another, as the aircraft is a mini intensive care contains room.
He added that Abu Dhabi Police Aviation shows visitors the great capabilities of the aircraft to provide support and protection to individuals in different locations to improve the level of care provided to individuals.
The Abu Dhabi Air Sports Club will also participate in the exhibition to introduce visitors to the various types of air sports it offers to individuals for entertainment, transportation, aerial observation and other uses.
Yousef Al Mazrouei, a pilot captain at the Abu Dhabi Air Sports Club, said the club’s participation in the exhibition through 3 types of private aircraft to train individuals in various air sports, including the German-made “gyro” aircraft, which the safest aircraft in the world for air sports due to its leading technologies. Great for protecting people in the event of a fall.