Air show to go ahead as planned

Dubai 2001, the 7th international aerospace exhibition, will go ahead as planned despite last week’s tragic events in New York.

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By  David Ingham Published  September 18, 2001

Dubai 2001, the 7th international aerospace exhibition, will go ahead as planned despite last week’s attacks on New York. The bi-annual show takes place November 4-8.

“It is very much business as usual,” said HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president, department of civil aviation, government of Dubai, and chairman of the Emirates Group.

“In the past week we have had one exhibitor withdrawing from the show, but at the same time, have just received verbal confirmation from a new USA exhibitor that it wants to take part, as well as a stand space expansion request from a leading Russian exhibitor.”

The heads of 66 airlines, over 50 civil aviation authorities and 60 defence missions from 78 countries have been invited to participate. Eight national pavilions have been confirmed for the air show, including the first time participation by an official Swedish mission, mounted by the Swedish Civil Aviation Group (SCAG).

Over 500 exhibitors from 33 countries are due to take part.

Dubai 2001 is organised by Fairs and Exhibitions in co-operation with the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and the Government of Dubai, and in conjunction with the UAE Armed Forces.

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