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Dubai AirShow 2013 the biggest in the event history with around 1,000 international exhibitors 0211131

 
 
Dubai Air Show 2013
International Aviation & Aerospace defence exhibition

17 - 21 November 2013
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
 
 
Press Release Dubai Air Show 2013
 
 
Dubai AirShow 2013 the biggest in the event history with around 1,000 international exhibitors.
 
The 13th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow which will run from Nov. 17-21, will double in size and it will be the first trade fair taking place at Dubai's new airport Dubai World Central, also known as Al-Maktoum airport, which is poised to become the biggest aerotropolis in the world.
     
The 13th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow which will run from Nov. 17-21, will double in size and it will be the first trade fair taking place at Dubai's new airport Dubai World Central, also known as Al-Maktoum airport, which is poised to become the biggest aerotropolis in the world.
(From left) Khalifa Al Zafein, executive chairman of DACC, Mohammad Ahli, director general, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, and Sharif Fahmi, CEO, F&E Aerospace, at the purpose-built venue for the Dubai Airshow 2013 at Dubai World Central.
     

Speaking at a media briefing here on Wednesday about the upcoming Dubai Airshow, Sharief Fahmy, the chief executive of the Dubai Airshow organizer F&E Aerospace said this year's event will display 150 aircraft on the new runway of Dubai World Central.

About 1,000 exhibitors from the global civil aviation and military aviation industries and 60,000 trade visitors will take part in the airshow.

Firms from Canada top the ranking of growth in participation. About 32 Canadian firms will participate in the airshow, up 48 percent. China posts a 15 percent growth with 25 companies from China which are going to exhibit.

Fahmy added that Dubai's state-owned carrier Emirates Airline will display its Airbus A380 superjumbo, while Airbus itself will display the military transport aircraft A40M for the first time in the Gulf region.