Industry body MEBAA will place a focus on lending advice and information to delegates about the business aviation sector in the region, when it attends the Dubai Airshow later this month.
As an association with over 270 members and with 13 years of existence, the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) will continue to raise awareness about business aviation in the region as the primary goal of the association, which will be one of the tasks at the Dubai Airshow 2019.
“We have managed to bring business aviation to the minds of governments. When they are thinking about aviation, business aviation is number one.
“No plan is happening in any country without accounting for business and private aviation. That’s a huge achievement,” said Ali Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of MEBAA, and recently elected chairman of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC).
The organisation will aim to support the business aviation community by calling to companies which are not members already, to join.
MEBAA’s efforts to promote awareness have resulted in improved access to airports and airspace for business jets.
The fleet of aircraft registered in the Middle East and North Africa has grown from 450 to more than 650 aircraft over the last decade. In 2020, MEBAA will host four business aviation events in the region.
The UAE’s business and private aviation sector is achieving growth rate of around 8% to 9%, which is higher than the global growth estimated at 4% to 6%.
“MEBAA strives to be the source of information for the business aviation industry, for potential investors, those seeking to enter the MENA market, launch their operation or simply to find out more. The region offers a lot of potential and we are already seeing a lot of interest from many angles,” said Alnaqbi.
For anyone seeking advice or information about the business aviation industry in the region, MEBAA will be at the Dubai Airshow on stand No.1220.