Dubai Helishow 2010 takes off in full swing



The much-awaited fourth edition of the Dubai Helishow, the Middle East’s largest trade show for the helicopter industry, opened its doors today at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre. The three-day event was inaugurated by Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Art.

Dubai Helishow opening.
Dubai Helishow opening.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, the industry’s third largest exhibition in the world after Heli-Expo, USA and Helitech, UK show is organized by Mediac Communications & Exhibitions LLC, at the Dubai Airport Expo Centre from November 2nd to the 4th, 2010.

This year’s show has already generated an unparalleled turnout in terms of exhibitors. hosting over 100 exhibitors within the air rescue, search & rescue, and medical transport industry. It is hosting a range of innovative products, technology, and services. The three-day event has started attracting senior level buyers and business visitors from various sectors, and around 3000 visitors is estimated to be attending.

Furthermore, the growing helicopter industry in the region is out in full strength at the event, with top national and international names being present, including Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace company and largest manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft. In addition to the Abu Dhabi Police, Frasca, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Eurocopter, Lockheed Martin, Aerogulf Services Co, Skytrac, and Vertical Aviation.

Speaking on the opening day, Mr. Abdulla Abulhoul, CEO, Mediac Communications & Exhibitions LLC, said, “We are ecstatic to be reunited once again with the national and international exhibitors, commercial buyers, key manufacturers, operators, and prominent decision makers from government agencies/defense organizations. With all the substantial arrangements in place, the exhibitors are already optimistic about this year’s edition of the Dubai Helishow, and we anticipate a larger audience than the previous editions.”

Additionally, the 2010 edition will host discussion groups and presentations throughout its course. The first day witnessed a discussion group, which was hosted for the first time in the VIP area of the Dubai Helishow by the MedEvac Foundation International. The debate tackled the advancement in the Medical Transport worldwide through the support of research, education, outreach and other charitable services.

The first Military & Homeland Security Exhibition is also taking place during the three-day event. The exhibition and conference will bring into sharp focus the growing market for homeland security, homeland defense solutions, and provide visitors access to a comprehensive set of product and service providers.