MEBAAMiddle East Business Aviation Association (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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More such initiatives are needed to educate naive as well semi-informed passengers in all parts of globe and we in MEBAA desire to commence this shortly.
Trade associations like MEBAA with its membership drawn from various branches of business aviation like operators, maintenance and repair agencies, fixed base operators (FBO), airworthiness authorities, airport authorities, equipment manufacturers, training agencies, etc.
Our participation in EBACE continues our strategy of creating global awareness for MEBAA by taking it beyond the shores of the Middle East and supporting the growth of the region's business aviation industry through focused activities that have a global profile and reach," said Ali Ahmed Al Naqbi, Founding Chairman of MEBAA.
MEBAA estimates the Middle Eastern business aviation market to expand 15-20% per annum over the next six years to become a USD 1 billion per-year industry by 2018.
As part of its ongoing efforts to promote business aviation in the region, MEBAA had recently hosted the fourth edition of the Middle East Business Aviation Show, the flagship exhibition for the region's business aviation industry and the third largest event of its kind in the world.
One company that has long appreciated the significance of the MEBA show, which runs at the Dubai Airport Expo from November 16 to 18 is Bahrain's Bexair, a founding-member of parent organisation MEBAA.
MEBAA is the official representative of the business aviation industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region and is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
MEBAA is a non-profit association established in 2006 with the mission to provide a platform for members of the business aviation industry in the Mena region to gather, understand and communicate the needs and benefits of the industry.
As part of its current growth strategy, MEBAA seeks to implement operational safety and efficiency by providing best in-practice training, lectures and conferences, establishing codes of conduct, and providing industry data.
Today, MEBAA represents over 225 companies within the Mena region and provides a number of products and services to its members, including the MAIS (MEBAA Aviation Insurance Scheme) insurance scheme for operators.
As a founder member of MEBAA, it is imperative that Royal Jet supports such an event as we share and work towards the same objective of pushing forward the business aviation sector," said Shane O'Hare, president and CEO, Royal Jet.