Dubai HeliShow 2018 inks partnership with Dubai South

Dubai HeliShow 2018 inks partnership with Dubai South
Published: 8 May 2018 - 8 a.m.
By: Alexander Pieri

Dubai HeliShow 2018, a biennial international helicopter technology and operations exhibition, has signed a partnership with Dubai South.

As per the agreement, Dubai HeliShow 2018 will be held for the first time at the Royal Pavilion at the Al Maktoum International Airport, from the 6 – 8 November, 2018.

This year’s edition of the exhibition will feature two new conferences, Helicopter Technology and Operations and Military and Homeland Security.

Topics expected to be covered by these forums include police empowerment using the Internet of Things (IoT) tools, the role of women in homeland security, application of robotics in policing and helicopter, as well as analysis of new patterns in narco-terrorism. The event will also discuss the value of joint inter-agency cooperation between armed forces and homeland security agencies.

Commenting on the upcoming show, Tahnoon Saif, VP of Aviation at Dubai South, said: “Dubai HeliShow 2018 will serve as a premier platform for us to achieve our goal of becoming the centre of key helicopter operations and maintenance activities in the region.

He added: “We at Dubai South seek to play an active role in the event’s success this year as we recognise its importance in the growth of the global commercial helicopter market in particular and the entire aviation industry in general. Dubai South is excited to welcome all delegates attending Dubai HeliShow in November. We cannot wait to showcase Dubai’s relevant achievements and engage with brilliant minds from the industry.”

According to a recent report titled ‘Global Commercial Market 2017-2027’, demand for commercial helicopters in the Middle East is growing and will likely have an even greater impact on the international market.

Findings from the report showed that the market for commercial helicopter systems is predicted to reach $11.6bn by 2027. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.49% from 2017 to 2027.

Similarly, Douglas-Westwood, a market research firm, has predicted that over the next five years, the region’s offshore helicopter industry will have the highest average utilisation for medium and large helicopter fleets over the 2018-2022 period.

Ahmad Abulhoul, managing director, Domus Group, organisers of Dubai HeliShow 2018, shared: “The Middle East is specifically showing great growth potential as the demand in this part of the world continues to go up.

“These opportunities will be showcased during the seventh edition of Dubai HeliShow, where industry leaders, pioneers and all stakeholders will gather to share their expertise and insights on the major trends and developments that will reshape the market’s future at the regional and global levels.”

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