Dubai Airshow 2021 commences with over 370 new exhibitors
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Dubai Airshow 2021 commences with over 370 new exhibitors

Dubai Airshow 2021 commences with over 370 new exhibitors

It is expected to host over 85,000 visitors this year and feature more than 175 of the world’s most advanced aircraft

Dubai Airshow 2021

The Dubai Airshow 2021 began on Sunday, November 14. Held at the Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airshow Site, the event which is expected to be its biggest edition since its launch in 1989, will conclude on Thursday, November 18.

This year, the event will welcome more exhibitors than ever before, including over 370 new exhibitors, and representatives from close to 150 countries. These include civil and military delegations from over 140 countries. The event will feature more than 20 country pavilions, including 13 new additions from countries including the Czech Republic, Belgium, Brazil, Israel, and Slovakia.

Dubai Airshow is expected to host over 85,000 visitors this year. One of the biggest highlights of the show will be the static park and flying display, which will feature more than 175 of the world’s most advanced aircraft.

The Airshow will feature aerobatic displays from the UAE Air Force’s Fursan, the Russian Knights, the Saudi Hawks, Surya Kiran from India and the Sarang Team of the Indian Air Force.

Checkmate, the next generation Sukhoi fighter jet will make its first international debut for the next generation Sukhoi fighter jet. The Boeing 777X and the Leonardo AW609 will also make debuts at this year’s Airshow.

This year, Dubai Airshow has introduced a host of free-to-attend conferences featuring more than 250 industry experts, who will be providing more than 50 hours of invaluable insights and trends across nine tracks including cargo, sustainability, technology, and space, among others.

Aerospace startups will take part in the brand new startup hub where they will have the opportunity to showcase their solutions and also take part in pitch competitions with major local and global aerospace entities such as Etihad Airways, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Boeing Applied Innovation. Entrepreneurs will also have the chance to get involved in mentorship programmes, workshops, and networking opportunities with investors and accelerators.

There will be new aircraft demos from Bellwether Industries presenting the Antelope, an urban vertical take-off and landing vehicle with hidden propellers as well as Manta Aircraft’s ANN2, a two-seat model for personal air mobility with wide regional range at high speed.

At Dubai Airshow 2021, there will be a major focus on technology, providing a dedicated platform for showcasing the latest emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G, cybersecurity and automation.

Another all-new feature for the show this year is the Dubai Airshow application, which uses AI to facilitate business matchmaking based on profile and interest.

“The future for aerospace is optimistic and we’re pleased to be able to welcome exhibitors, delegates, representatives, and visitors from all over the world to showcase this re-energised enthusiasm, innovation and resilience during the show. We truly believe that Dubai Airshow 2021 will play a vital role in taking forward major projects and initiatives that are key for transforming the industry,” said Timothy Hawes, managing director at Tarsus Middle East, organisers of Dubai Airshow 2021.

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