By Robert Mark www.ainonline.com
Right in the middle of the NBAA Convention is precisely the right time to begin thinking about December’s Middle East Business Aviation (MEBA) show in Dubai, the fifth edition since the show began in 2005. This year’s event runs from December 11 to 13, but at a new location, Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport (OMDW), a 25-minute drive south of the City of Dubai.
ExecuJet and Jet Aviation will handle FBO duties during the MEBA show. This year’s event promises to be larger than the 2010 edition, with 60 static aircraft versus 43 and 375 exhibitors versus 338 two years ago.
The show also plans an increased focus on helicopters, business aviation airports and aircraft interiors. MEBA’s 2010 visitors were 61 percent from Africa and the Middle East, 17 percent from Europe, 6 percent from the Americas and 16 percent from the Far East and Indian subcontinent. More info