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Announcing the First GA Exhibition in the Middle East: Abu Dhabi, March 2012

Al Bateen Executive Airport and Adone Events Organisation announced the launch of the only general aviation exhibition in the Middle East.

Located in the heart of the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi Air Expo will be the first important aviation trade show of the year. Indeed, mild temperatures and excellent weather in early March will enable many pilots and aircraft owners to discover what's new in general aviation.

From ultralights to transcontinental jets, including an array of services such as flight schools, equipment, and financing; players in the sector will gather each year to share their latest innovations.

With an increase in overall aircraft sales of more than 35% in only two years for all segments (Piston aircraft, Turboprops, Jets), and a nearly 10% share of the global market, the Middle East is the only region experiencing such strong growth.

"Al Bateen Airport experienced a 40% increase in jet traffic over the first 6 months of this year compared to last year. With more and more requests from aircraft operators to establish their businesses here, it is logical for us to respond to this demand by creating a major international general aviation event," said Stephen K. Jones, General Manager at Al Bateen Executive Airport.

"Our expertise in aviation exhibitions and communications enables us to propose an event that is affordable for manufacturers and interesting for visitors. Effectively, over the last six years with the Cannes Airshow we have created a unique event where all of the exhibitors are gathered on the static display alongside their aircraft. The largest manufacturers in general aviation put their trust in us each year in Cannes to attract a large audience of potential buyers; without a doubt Abu Dhabi Air Expo will bring the most dynamic companies together each year!" asserted Didier MARY, CEO of Adone Events Organisation.

Nearly 70,000 m² of exhibition space with over 150 aircraft on static display and nearly 300 brands and distributors will offer their products and services to an expected 15,000 visitors from throughout the region including the United Arab Emirates as well as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Morocco, Yemen, Tunisia and Algeria without forgetting India, Japan, China, South Africa, Russia and Turkey; a wider array of choices than has ever been presented to date.

Abu Dhabi Air Expo is a gathering that should not be missed! March 6, 7, 8, 2012.

About Al Bateen Executive Airport:
Al Bateen Executive Airport is a dedicated business jet airport, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; conveniently located only a five kilometres from the central business district of Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital.
The downtown location of Al Bateen Executive Airport makes it ideal for users of business jets, whose time is valuable and who have a high-regard for the convenience that personalised jet travel can bring.
• Only dedicated private aviation airport in the region
• Fast & efficient turnarounds
• Ideal location in the city centre close to central business district
• Over 90 parking/maintenance spaces in hangars for different aircraft sizes + 20 apron parking stands
• Business Campus – full business traveller facilities and stand-alone offices
• One-stop-shop Business Jet Specialists
o Fuel, handling, and other FBO services
o Air Taxis
o Vendor/Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) access
o Related aviation business access
o Aviation education and training

About Adone Events:
Adone Events specializes in organizing high-end upscale international events and has worked for several years with the cities of Cannes and Monaco which respectively host the prestigious International Film Festival and the Formula 1 Grand Prix each year.
For the last six years Adone Events has been organizing the Cannes Airshow, Southern Europe's number one general aviation exhibition.