A number of companies have already signed up and confirmed their attendance at December's MEBAA Show in Dubai, including Gulfstream, Bombardier Aerospace, Embraer Executive Aircraft, Empire Aviation Group, Honeywell International, CAE and VistaJet International.
“Business aviation has shown tremendous resilience and growth in recent years, and it is an exciting time for the sector," says MEBAA founding and executive chairman Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi. "The MEBAA Show will demonstrate the latest advancements in business aircraft, technologies and predictions for the industry, which looks set for further growth in coming years. We look forward to welcoming local, regional and international companies for the event once again.”
The business aviation industry had a significant representation in the recent Dubai Airshow, with 30 per cent of the event's business and private aviation exhibitors seeing huge interest from buyers.
Some of the strongest growth in demand for business jets in 2021 came from the Middle East, notably in the United Arab Emirates, which grew 73 per cent compared to 2019. On an international level, Honeywell's 30th annual Global Business Aviation Outlook forecasts up to 7,400 new business jet deliveries worth $238 billion from 2022 to 2031, up one per cent in deliveries from the same 10 year forecast a year ago. In 2021, surveyed business jet operators reported a rapid increase in used jet purchase plans, 12 per cent above last year's report and equivalent to 800 additional used business aircraft.
This year the show will tackle key industry issues such as the application of the latest technologies and solutions, developing sustainable aviation fuel and electric aviation.