Dubai Airshow 2013

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Dubai World Central is a purpose-built venue that will be hosting the Dubai Airshow for the first time on 17-21 November 2013. Featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors from around the world, the show attracts more than 60,000 trade visitors along with significant international and local media coverage. For more information on this biennial event visit

Date: 17-21 November 2013
Venue: Dubai World Central

AEA International Convention & Trade Show 2013

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Taking place on March 25-28, the 56th Annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show 2013 offers the opportunity for networking between manufacturers, distributors, business leaders and technicians and is the only wholesale avionics show that represents up to 90 percent of the international government-certified avionics shops. For more information visit

Dates: 25-28 March 2013
Venue: MGM Grand Resort & Convention Center
City: Las Vegas
State: Nevada
Country: United States

Heli-Expo 2013

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Promoted as the World’s Largest Helicopter Trade Show and Exposition, Heli-Expo 2013 will take place on March 5-7, 2013. The expo features include 650+ competitive exhibitors; 60+ helicopters on display; 50+ education opportunities including education courses, workshops, forums and seminars. For more information visit

Dates: 4-7 March 2013
Venue: Las Vegas Convention Center
State: Texas
Country: United States

49th International Paris Air Show

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The 49th Paris Air Show will see majoy international aviation industry players gathering to view and showcase the latest in technological innovations. The opening four days of the event will be exclusively for industry members, whilst the following three days the general public with be welcome to explore the show. Exhibitors from nearly 50 countries at the show will include those involved in weapon systems, pilot & navaids, aircraft construction, cabin interiors, services and much more. Besides viewing some 140 aircraft on the ground, some aircraft will perform flight demonstrations, much to the delight of visitors. Be sure to make the most of this world-renowned air show.

Dates: Trade Visitors – 20 to 23 June 2011; Public – 24 to 26 June 2011
Time: 09:30 am to 06:00 pm
Venue: Le Bourget
City: Paris
Country: France

Farnborough International Airshow Set to Be a Success

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Taking place in the UK, the world-renowned Farnborough International Airshow attracts large numbers of aerospace industry participants every two years. This year’s event began on a positive note on Monday, 19 July 2010, as rival companies Boeing Co. and Airbus reported that they had received new orders totaling almost $18 billion already. This is hopefully indicative that the aviation industry is on the rise again.

As carriers emerge from the economic crisis of recent years, the demand for planes is set to increase. Airplane-leasing companies are in the market for airplanes and there are certain to be a variety of important leasing orders placed during the Farnborough International Airshow. Boeing already boasts an order from Emirates Airlines for thirty 777-300ERs, to a value of $9.1 billion. On top of that, GE Capital Aviation Services has made a $3 billion order for forty Boeing 737-800s. Airbus, on the other hand, received an order from Air Lease Corporation for fifty-one A320s, valued at $4.4 billion. Aeroflot, will be purchasing eleven A330-300s, and GECAS has ordered an additional sixty A320s from Airbus. This is certainly a fantastic way to kick-off this exceptional event.

What can visitors to the Farnborough International Airshow expect? The trade show features approximately 1 300 exhibitors from 38 countries. Participants from the commercial, private, civil and military sectors will display a variety of aircraft, technology and equipment. The trade show is designed to create opportunities for meetings, negotiations and the announcement of transactions. One of this year’s highlights is the Boeing 787 Dreamliner’s debut. There is also a themed conference program aimed at trade visitors.

The Farnborough International Airshow will also be introducing a program on Futures Day, 23 July 2010, aimed at young people between 7 and 21 years of age. Futures Day will include workshops, presentations, a treasure hunt, opening ceremony, Tri-Nation Rocketry Final and other activities.

On the weekend of 24 and 25 July, the airshow will be open to the public. A great selection of attractions will keep everyone in the family entertained. Visitors can look forward to the air display, static aircraft displays, the Space Pavilion, the Bloodhound supersonic car, fun rides, the Crafty Arty Party, flight simulators, and much more.

So whether you are in the aerospace industry, or are simply an aviation enthusiast, the Farnborough International Airshow is the place to be this week.

Heli Expo

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HELI-EXPO trade show is sponsored by Helicopter Association International (HAI) and focuses on the civil helicopter industry. In 2006, more than 16,000 people attended. Exhibitors numbered 526, and 49 aircraft filled the 512,000 square foot convention center.

At the Heli-Expo trade show, visitors can see a wide range of helicopters including some of the latest models as well as pre-owned aircraft. Manufacturers and suppliers of helicopter equipment and services will be there as well.

The HELI-EXPO is also an excellent opportunity to learn new things when you attend any of the many courses offered for participants. Safety courses include “Coping with Crisis 101—Managing an Aviation Disaster” and “Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environments.” For helicopter pilots, there’s the “Flight Instructor Refresher,” “Helicopter Pilot Refresher,” and the “Mountain Flying Ground School.” Maintenance courses include “Helicopter Maintenance Management,” “Helicopter Vibration-Health-Usage Monitoring,” and “Human Performance in Helicopter Maintenance.” Several of the management courses include “Advanced Helicopter Operator Management ,” “Defining Direct Operating Costs,” “Helicopter Operator Management,” and “Tax Management for Commercial Operators.”

During the helicopter CEO forum you can hear what industry leaders think about what’s ahead for everyone. Technical briefings will be presented by Sikorsky, Bell, Lycoming, Honeywell and other notable manufacturing firms. Special events will include the HAI Annual Membership Reception, Membership Meeting & Breakfast, and the “Salute to Excellence” Awards Celebration.

HAI’s Human Resources Committee will be sponsoring a job fair during HELI-EXPO. For more information on that, call Nicole Sonberg at HAI Headquarters at
800-435-4976 or 703-683-4646. She can be reached by e-mail at The HELI-EXPOs’ web site is and for more information you can contact HAI at 703-683-4646 or e-mail the Director of Marketing and Expositions at

The next Heli-Expo is scheduled to be held at the Orange County Convention Center, West Building in Orlando, Florida from March 1-3, 2007.

Special notes to those flying in to the event:
All pilots flying in to HELI-EXPO must attend a prior safety briefing and follow the Flight Operations Guidelines. For more information about flight operations or procedures prior to the event, contact Jack Drake, HAI’s Director of Safety & Flight Operations at 703-683-4646 His e-mail address is

Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition

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The ABACE is held at the Asia World Expo adjacent to Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) in Hong Kong, China. The aircraft static will be located at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center.

The U.S. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the sponsor of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, which is the only business aviation-focused expo held in Asia. The first conference was held in 2005. The NBAA began in 1947 and its members include more than 7,000 companies that provide services and products to the business aviation sector.

The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition is ideal for manufacturers, suppliers, industry experts and others associated with business aviation that are interested in the emerging Asian market. Government officials, corporate executives, aviation company supervisors, chief pilots, and other aviation industry personnel will also be attending.

The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition will begin with an Opening General Session. The exhibition floor will then be available to attendees. More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand with many of the newest aviation products, services, helicopters, and airplanes. Previous exhibitors have included Boeing Business Jets 233, Bombardier, Dassault Falcon Jet, Jeppesen Sanderson, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Raytheon Aircraft Co., and Pratt & Whitney Canada.

Expo participants will also enjoy the static aircraft display at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center. Aircraft that have previously been on display include the Challenger 604, Lear 45, Citation CJ1, Falcon 900EX, the Hawker 800 XP, and the Beechcraft Premier.

Numerous informational sessions will provide participants with what they need to know about business aviation and emerging technologies. The next NBAA Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition will be held February 6-7, 2007 and then at the Japan Regional Forum in Nagoya on February 9, 2007.

For more information about any of the events featured in this section please visit the Web site for the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at Conference organizers can be contacted at the National Business Aviation Association in Washington, DC at 202-783-9000 or at, and be sure to let the organizations know that you heard about them at!

Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo

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The FAAE is held annually at the Charlotte County Airport (PGD) in Punta Gorda, Florida, and the next event is Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2007. Admission price for the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo is free to anyone who attends.

At the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo you can see some of the latest aviation products on the market and get up close to the airplanes on display. You can find some great bargains at the Aviation Flea Market, or even sell some of your own aircraft parts or accessories.

While at the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo visitors should take the opportunity to enjoy the many presentations and seminars led by aviation experts from industry leading firms. Learn about engine performance, avionics, engine overhauls, and more. Visit with flight schools and aircraft sales people, and meet aviation authors who will be on hand to personally autograph copies of their books. You can also enjoy the exhibitions and demonstrations from companies sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Corporation, Piper Aircraft Corporation, Garmin Avionics, Honeywell Bendix/King Avionics, and others. For those seeking the thrill of real action, attendees can try an airplane rides and even discounted flying lessons.

For more information, visit the Florida Aviation and Avionics Expo website If you would like seminar, exhibitor or media information call Phil McCoy or Jim Kantor at 1-800-628-2667, or 941-637-8585.

Special notes for those who fly in to the event:

For those who fly in to the event, the FAA will temporarily staff the tower to enhance safety. For an airport advisory or general expo information, contact Charlotte County on 122.975. Early arrivals will have access to the south ramp. Discounted avgas will be available during the expo from the Charlotte County Airport FBO.

To reserve a free spot at the flea market or park your aircraft in the “for sale” area, call Cindy at the airport office at 941-639-1101. (There’s no cost to airplane sellers.) Before starting your journey call Airport Operations on the local airport frequency for taxi instructions.

All other taxi and parking instructions should be requested on a special frequency designated by Expo Aircraft Taxi and Parking Advisory. Pilots will need to bring tie downs and chalks for their aircraft as there will not be any available for sale or rental. Of course before planning any fly-ins, pilots must check all airport frequencies, as well as airport availability and weather conditions to insure a safe and enjoyable flight.

Northwest Aviation Conference

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The Washington Aviation Association (WAA) began in 1938 with a casual group of aviation companies. Ten years later the WAA officially became a non-profit corporation. A major part of the WAA is sponsoring the annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show that in 2007 will be going into its 24th year.

More than 12,500 people are expected to attend the 2007 show, more than 80% of whom are pilots, and a little over half are airplane owners. Visitors will have the opportunity to attend numerous safety seminars and exhibits in the 122,000 square foot exhibition hall. Previous exhibitors have included Cirrus Design, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Microsoft Flight Simulator, the FAA, and the Ninety-Nines Inc.

The conference presenters for 2007 include two AOPA Air Safety Foundation presentations: Emergency Procedures and Do the Right Thing: Decision Making for Pilots. Noted bush pilot Lori MacNichol will present Mountain Flying Proficiency and Safety. Another guest speaker will be Rich Stowell who is a master CFI-Aerobatic pilot and expert in emergency maneuvers, aerobatics, tail-wheel training, and spin recovery will also speak. There will be many others as well, including representatives from the National Weather Service. Phil Boyer, President of AOPA, will speak on important issues such as minimizing costs associated with flying, aviation security, and future goals of AOPA.

The Members of the Washington Aviation Association will hold the 2007 Aviation Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 24 to honor those individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to aviation in the Northwest. It will be hosted by the WAA and aviation humorist Rod Machado will speak. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

For more details, visit the Web site for Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at You can reach the Washington Aviation Association by calling 866-WAA-SHOW or faxing them at 360-868-2211. For questions about the trade show, call Rachel Hansen the Trade Show Coordinator. Her number is 866-922-7469 or 360-427-5599 when calling from the Washington area. The fax number is 360-868-2211. She can also be reached by email at

The next Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show event will be held in the Exhibition and Conference Center, Blue Gate at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup Washington and is scheduled for February 24-25, 2007 (Saturday and Sunday).

Women in Aviation International Trade Show

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Women in Aviation International (WAI) sponsors the International Women in Aviation Trade Show which in 2007 is expected to draw more than 3,000 women and men involved in all aspects of aviation, and the event is collaboration with Walt Disney World. Theme Park packages for trade show participants and their families with licensed childcare available for those traveling with families.

At the WAI, trade show exhibitors are scheduled to include Cessna Aircraft Company, Cirrus Design, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), Gulfstream Training Academy, and the Ninety-Nines Inc.

Among the seminars scheduled during the event is “Learn to Fly” which will be presented by Julie Boatman, certificated flight instructor and technical editor for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association magazine AOPA Pilot. At this seminar, you’ll learn the basics about how to obtain a pilot’s license. Pilot education seminars will include “The Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft,” “An Instructors/Student Guide to Teaching Glass Cockpits,” and “Teaching the Emergency Turn Back to the Runway.” Career Development seminars will include “Pilot Job Market: Trends for the HR Professional,” “Professional Pilot: Supply and Demand,” and “Strategic Marketing for Professional Flight Instructors.” If you’re interested in maintenance and engineering, consider attending “Aircraft Design: Concept to Reality,” “Today’s Rosie the Riveter,” “Women in Aviation – Past, Present and Future,” and “How Women Are Changing the Face of Aviation.”

Among the invited keynote speakers are Marion Blakey, FAA Administrator, Will Whitehorn, President of Virgin Galactic, Major Nicole Malachowski, USAF Thunderbird Pilot, Bonnie Dunbar, President of the Seattle Museum of Flight, and Capt. Betty Uhrig, Chevron Global Aviation’s Chief Pilot.

In addition to a silent auction, there will also be a Scholarship Awards Banquet and WAI Pioneer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Registration for the International Women in Aviation Trade Show is available online. The Web site for the International Women in Aviation Trade Show is For questions about the conference, you can contact the WAI at 937-839-4647. Mention you heard about the trade show from us at!

The next International Women in Aviation Trade Show will be held at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida from February 15-17, 2007 (Thursday through Saturday)

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