Delhi to Host Asia’s Biggest Business & General Aviation Exhibition

20.12.2022 Aviation & Space
Delhi to Host Asia’s Biggest Business & General Aviation Exhibition

Delhi to Host Asia’s Biggest Business & General Aviation Exhibition

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Air Expo India, a brand new general and business aviation exhibition, will be hosted by Delhi International Airport (a GMR Airports Limited company) in November 2023 at Indira Gandhi International Airport, the primary international airport serving Delhi, the capital of India.

The show was officially launched in New Delhi on December 14th when DIAL and Adone Events signed a protocol agreement to organize the show.

Aviation is poised to play a major role in India’s growing economy. The show launch highlights the growth potential of the country’s aviation market, with expanding fixed-wing fleets and eVTOL manufacturing being proposed for the region.

India is currently the third-largest aviation market in the world and is expected to become the largest aviation market by 2030 in terms of passenger traffic, anticipates the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Approximately 90 percent of India’s MRO activity presently occurs outside of the country. Still, the Indian government has revised its MRO policy to increase the ease of doing business and to make India a global leader in the MRO sector.

Air Expo India will take place over a three-day period. It will welcome exhibitors and delegates from Asia and the Middle East, representing local and international aerospace companies, owners, operators, suppliers, and media. An industry first, the show will house one of the biggest static displays of eVTOL and electric aircraft in support of India’s intent to become a manufacturing center for these aircraft, used primarily by the U.S. and Canadian military.

Air Expo India is targeting a mix of general and business aviation exhibitors who will come together on a static area totaling 60,000 square meters. The space will accommodate more than 100 aircraft ranging in size from single and twin-engine models to turboprops and private jets.

The show format will reflect the approach taken at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, France Air Expo and African Air Expo, also organized by Adone Events, which offer exhibits located next to the runway enabling manufacturers to present their whole range of aircraft.

“I am honored that DIAL has shown its confidence in Adone Events by agreeing to collaborate with us on this exciting new venture. Our experience, knowledge and network of aviation contacts are such that we can already confirm that more than 200 aviation companies have expressed strong interest in participating,” said Didier Mary, CEO of Adone Events.

“The growth of aviation in India reflects the need for this type of international exhibition, and we are delighted to be involved,” he added.




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