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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Dubai Helicopter Show 2012 to Lead the Region as an Emerging Global Aviation Hub Incorporating Military, Homeland Security, Civil Defense, Air Medical and Rescue Sectors

The Show Witnesses the Presence of Key Helicopter Manufacturers and Suppliers from U.S.A, U.K, Russia, U.A.E and Qatar


Source: The Domus Group

United Arab Emirates, Dubai: The Domus Group, a leading international exhibition specialist, revealed the names of over 80 International and domestic corporate exhibitors taking part in the coming Dubai Helicopter Show 2012- the third largest International civil and military helicopter technology and operations exhibition. International Contributors from U.S.A, Canada, U.K, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Russia, Turkey, Australia, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Qatar along with representatives from U.A.E will meet all together in the show’s new venue- the Grand Stand, Meydan Racecourse of Al Meydan City. Through their participation, exhibitors are going to display the latest helicopter additions, showcase cutting edge technologies and latest product offerings in addition to discussing new developments and services in the industry. The accredited experts from each corporation are expected to evaluate the market, network with prospective customers and senior level organizations, and most importantly, settle high-end business deals in the three-day-event.

In its fifth edition, the show will witness the presence of key helicopter manufacturers, missiles and fire control manufacturers, Global Aerospace and defense avionics-electronics producers, and civil and military aircraft spare parts suppliers. This year’s show will host as well distributors of advanced information and communications technology systems, commercial and air medical retrieval operators in addition to technical developers of the latest navigation, surveillance, rescue and reconnaissance equipment for airborne, maritime and ground applications. Key exhibitors include: Sikorsky, Russian Helicopters, Hawker Pacific Airservices, Bell Helicopters, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, Boeing, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, PHI Air Medical, ARMA-Global, Aerogulf, Aviahelp, HR Smith group, Enterprise control systems, Gulf helicopters.

After their tremendous success in settling the 60 BlackHawk utility helicopters business deal worth an estimated $300 million with the United Arab Emirates Airforce in 2010, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has confirmed its attendance to this year’s show with a huge potential of attracting the region’s leading stakeholders again. Team Seahawk (Sikorsky- Manufacturer of helicopters, and Lockheed Martin- Helicopter missiles and fire control manufacturers) along with the U.S. Navy will promote the MH-60R and MH-60S multi-role helicopters. Operational with the U.S. Navy, both aircrafts are equipped with systems that provide interoperability with allied forces.

The MH-60R (Romeo): Designed for anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare, the MH-60R helicopter is the U.S. Navy’s most advanced maritime rotorcraft. Sikorsky and mission systems integrator Lockheed Martin have delivered 150 Romeos of 300 to the U.S. Navy. MH-60S (Sierra): Designed for troop transport, cargo resupply, combat search and rescue and airborne mine countermeasures, the aircraft is armed with Hellfire missiles and a variety of machine guns. Sikorsky has sold 220 MH-60S aircraft of a 275 aircraft program of record.

Key Helicopter Manufacturer, Bell Helicopters and their U.A.E independent representatives Hawker Pacific Airservices, has announced displaying and promoting the innovative twin helicopter “the BELL 429”. Mr. Alan Parsons, Vice President Aircraft Sales, Hawker Pacific, ME Region said, “The Bell 429’s exceptional Hot and High performance capabilities are particularly suited to the Middle East region’s demanding environment, delivering exceptional speed, range, hover performance, versatility and enhanced safety margins. The Bell 429 also offers operators a state-of-the-art single pilot IFR helicopter with the latest advancements in cockpit technology, best in class spacious cabin and excellent maintainability,” he added, “we have been an exhibitor at the Dubai Helishow since its inception and once again look forward to exhibiting our latest product lines and services”.

The 2012 trade show continues to attract the attention of the best in class in the helicopter industry. The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 50 year-old helicopter manufacturer, will participate for the very first time in the 2012 trade show. In addition to showcasing a state-of-the-art “480B Light Turbine Helicopter”, Enstrom senior executives will be in attendance to evaluate the market and meet with potential customers and supporting organizations.

“With the expected growth in the Middle Eastern market, this couldn’t have come at a better time. Enstrom is a growing company and to fuel that growth, we are developing new markets through turning our focus to Russia and the Middle East. The decision to attend this year’s event was made, primarily, because we are looking for potential representatives and service centers in the region; Enstrom is committing to this market,” commented Mr. Tracy Biegler, Enstrom’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

Abdulla A. Abulhoul, Director of Dubai Helishow at the Domus Group said: “Under the deep vision and wise policy of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum- U.A.E. Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai has become the leading center for the most significant international exhibitions for the last 10 years. The increase in the number of exhibitors for 2012 confirms that the Dubai Helicopter Show opened the door for potential customers, governmental, semi-governmental, private and commercial organizations to direct their eyes into a new emerging global aviation hub located in the G.C.C. region of the Middle East,” he added, “We have witnessed a tangible growth in the business deals signed in 2010, and looking forward to seek further opportunities between exhibitors and VVIP buyers in 2012”.
The Dubai Helishow provides the perfect platform for networking with fellow industry specialists and opens up chances to interact with various potential customers from the commercial, military and civil defense authorities in the region. It facilitates the trading process of helicopters and its associated products and services.

About the Dubai Helishow
International Helicopter Technology & Operations Exhibition, popularly known as the Dubai Helishow is a biennial exhibition which is celebrated as the only one of its kind for the helicopter industry in the entire Middle East region. First launched in 2004, the event turned out to be an instant success by attracting over 2,500 industry visitors representing 20 countries including high-powered key delegations from the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. Entering its 5th edition, Dubai Helishow 2012 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, from 6th to 8th November 2012 at the prestigious new venue of the Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai.

For more visit www.dubaihelishow.com

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