Middle East aviation sector remains buoyant


With over half of all aircraft orders coming from the Middle East, the region’s aviation industry looks set to survive the economic downturn. Middle Eastern airlines will be gathering in Dubai on March 24 & 25 to discuss their maintenance strategies and listen to presentations from a line-up of top speakers at the Middle East Airline Engineering & Maintenance Conference 2009. The event is produced by Aviation Industry Conferences (http://www.aviationindustryconferences.com), part of UBM Aviation (http://www.ubmaviation.com).

Topics on offer include an analysis of growth and opportunities for airlines and MROs in the region and a variety of technical subjects focusing on the maintenance of engines, components, and interiors. There will also be presentations on maintenance management, featuring planning and scheduling, software, and manpower topics.

“With over 40 percent of the registrations coming from airlines in the Middle East, this conference will be an important opportunity to meet the key regional airline operators at one venue to discuss maintenance strategies and industry cooperation. The demand we have seen for our event is a positive sign that Middle Eastern carriers are weathering the downturn better than most and looking for strategic industry partnerships to ensure they stay that way.”

Registered airlines include Amiri Flight, Air Arabia, EgyptAir, Emirates, Etihad, Jazeera Airways, Kuwait Airways, Kuzu Airlines, Oman Air, Pakistani International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Jet, Royal Jordanian, Silver Air, Syrian Arab Airlines, Wataniya Airways, and Yemen Airways.

This event is endorsed by the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO) and is sponsored by HEICO, Mxi Technologies, AeroTurbine, Willis Lease, and Turkish Technic.