MEBAAMiddle East Business Aviation Association (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
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The MEBAA Conferences will begin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in March and continue throughout 2018, ending with the MEBAA Conference Dubai the day before the show opens, on December 9.
Organised by F&E Aerospace on behalf of MEBAA and taking place on the Dubai Airshow site at Dubai World Central, MEBA will occupy 75,000 sq m including 26 chalets and a static display expecting up to 50 business aircraft.
"The business aviation market in the Middle East is now at a crucial stage in its further development, and is poised to reach $1 billion by 2018," said Ali Al Naqbi, founding chairman of Mebaa. "In order to capitalise on growth opportunities in the regional market, it is important to ensure that operators and other stakeholders understand the specific issues affecting the industry and are equipped and prepared to tackle emerging business and operational challenges."
Mebaa estimates the Middle Eastern business aviation market to expand 15-20 per cent per annum over the next six years to become a $1 billion per-year industry by 2018.
The annual airshow attracts products from aviation giants, including Gulfstream and Boeing.Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of MEBAA said that "Morocco is a growing market when it comes to the business aviation.
The 2019 edition will host an impressive percentage of new exhibitors alongside those who have been with MEBAA Show Morocco since its inception in 2015.
During the show, the MEBAA will host the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) and International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BOA) workshops within the show itself.
Some of the team's biggest contracts in 2018 include the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Cyber Quest 2018, Jubilee Games, Dubai International Boat Show, MEBAA, Sharjah Book Fair, ICCA Gala Dinner, as well as several royal weddings across the UAE with an average attendance of 2,000 per wedding.
The new BBJ 777X will be able to do this like no other airplane before it, redefining ultra-long range VIP travel," said Greg Laxton, head of Boeing Business Jets, at the bi-annual Middle East Business Aviation Association Show (MEBAA).
With a reputation for first-rate networking and business opportunities, this year's MEBAA Show will be looking to beat the 9,042 attendees from 99 countries it attracted in 2016, as well as the 460 exhibitors and 45 aircraft on display.
For the first time, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) will take part in Mebaa Dubai, the Middle East's leading business aviation exhibition.