Dubai Helicopter Show Lures Global Giants

25.09.2012 UAE
Dubai Helicopter Show Lures Global Giants

Dubai Helicopter Show Lures Global Giants

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More than 80 international and domestic corporate companies will be taking part in the upcoming “Dubai Helicopter Show 2012,” the 3rd largest international civil and military helicopter technology and operations exhibition.

In its 5th edition, the show will witness the presence of key helicopter manufacturers, missiles and fire control manufacturers, global aerospace and defense avionics-electronics producers, and civil and military aircraft spare parts suppliers, said the event organizers The Domus Group.

Domus said this year’s show will also host major distributors of advanced information and communications technology systems, commercial and air medical retrieval operators in addition to technical developers of the latest navigation, surveillance, rescue and reconnaissance equipment for airborne, maritime and ground applications.

Leading helicopter manufacturers and suppliers from the US, UK, Russia, UAE and Qatar will be present at the show's new venue - the Grand Stand, Meydan Racecourse of Al Meydan City.

The top exhibitors will display the latest helicopter additions, showcase cutting edge technologies and latest product offerings in addition to discussing new developments and services in the industry.

These include Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters, Hawker Pacific Airservices, Bell Helicopters, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Boeing, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, PHI Air Medical, ARMA-Global, Aerogulf, Aviahelp, HR Smith group, Enterprise control systems and Gulf helicopters.

The accredited experts from each corporation are expected to evaluate the market, network with prospective customers and senior level organizations, and most importantly, settle high-end business deals in the three-day-event.

Abdulla A. Abulhoul, Director of Dubai Helishow said: “The increase in the number of exhibitors for 2012 confirms that the show has opened the door for potential customers, governmental, semi-governmental, private and commercial organizations to direct their eyes into a new emerging global aviation hub located in the GCC region of the Middle East.”

After their tremendous success in settling the 60 BlackHawk utility helicopters business deal worth an estimated $300 million with the UAE Air Force in 2010, Sikorsky has confirmed its attendance at this year’s show with a huge potential of attracting the region’s leading stakeholders again.

Team Seahawk (Sikorsky- manufacturer of helicopters, and Lockheed Martin- Helicopter missiles and fire control manufacturers) along with the US Navy will promote the MH-60R and MH-60S multi-role helicopters.

Bell Helicopters and their UAE independent representatives Hawker Pacific Airservices, has announced displaying and promoting the innovative twin helicopter “the BELL 429”.

Alan Parsons, the VP (Aircraft sales) Hawker Pacific, ME Region said, “The Bell 429’s exceptional hot and high performance capabilities are particularly suited to the Middle East region’s demanding environment, delivering exceptional speed, range, hover performance, versatility and enhanced safety margins."

The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 50 year-old helicopter manufacturer, will be making its debut this year, and will showcase its “480B Light Turbine Helicopter”.

Photo: WAM



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