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Aviation Africa is a major trade event for the aerospace and defence industries. The 6th event is a 2 day summit and exhibition. Speakers will include leaders from African airlines, civil aviation authorities, business aviation and support industries. The co-located exhibition will feature approx. 100 global aviation companies.
African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) chairman Tarek Ragheb has launched AfBAA Expo a new event focused solely on the African business aviation sector and run in conjunction with the Marrakech Airshow which takes place 23 – 26 April 2014.
The formal agreement was signed this afternoon at EBACE, by Ragheb and Frédéric Le Hénaff , exhibition director of the Marrakech Airshow. The show, which will be located at Marrakech’s FRA Airport, will cover 50,000 square meters and will feature chalets for those wishing to host corporate hospitality and booths for exhibitors to display their products. With an extensive apron space there will also be an expansive static display which situated adjacent to the runway will enable fixed wing and rotary exhibitors to have easy take off and landing capability for demonstration flights for potential customers. As an international airport and also a military base, exhibitors as well as visitors will benefit from the distinct advantages of a high level of security, straightforward logistical operations and excellent access control to the AfBAA Expo area.
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The show has been initiated in response to demand from AfBAA members and the African business aviation market in general.
There is no bhow for the sector in Africa and Ragheb said the Expo will provide a lively sales and transaction show room for OEMs that are increasingly optimistic about aircraft sales across the African continent.” It will also offer a forum for all African business aviation stakeholders to exchange views, share knowledge and experience. Marrakech was selected as the venue owing to its ease of access from Africa, Europe and the Middle East which will support visitor numbers.