Dubai HeliShow 2018 continues to attract strong international participation
The upcoming edition of the of Dubai HeliShow – the biennial International Helicopter Technology and Operations Exhibition dedicated to the helicopter industry – scheduled to be held from November 6 to 8, 2018, at the E2 Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South, is attracting strong international participation from leading global players in the field of civil and military helicopter technology and operations. Set to be held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the event will provide an ideal platform to analyze the emerging trends; to learn about the latest technological innovations related to commercial helicopters and various other areas of civil defense and military; and to explore prospective partnerships.
Leading industry players who have confirmed participation in the event include Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai South, Dart Aerospace, Transmex Systems Int, Southern Cross Aviation, Flir Systems, Hartmann Specialized Vehicles Trading LLC, DeVore Aviation / FEC Worldwide, Motor Sich Middle East FZE, Vertex Aerospace (L3), Thuraya, and Fujairah Aviation Academy to name a few.
By bringing together exhibitors, decision makers, government and defense officials, besides commercial customers, owners, users and manufacturers in the industry for meaningful discussions and fruitful partnerships, Dubai HeliShow 2018 highlights the significance of joint efforts in promoting the growth and prosperity of the helicopter and homeland security industry regionally and globally.
Ahmad Abulhoul, Managing Director, Domus Group, organizers of Dubai HeliShow 2018, said: “Helicopters are increasingly being utilized in industrial, hospitality and crisis management scenarios including military, transport and cargo, firefighting, rescue and offshore oil support. The high levels of interest expressed by leading international players in the helicopter industry in the event reaffirm the rising global confidence in the region’s potential to become an influential force in defining the future roadmap for the sector. All these factors make the Dubai HeliShow 2018 a strategic platform to showcase and discuss the latest technologies in the field of helicopter technology.”
“I am excited to share with the audience our continued progress on Project Thunderbird, which strives to pioneer and implement powered lift aeromedicine for public service in the remotest corners of outback Australia as soon as is sensible. Fixed wing aircraft like those operated traditionally need runways or roads to take off and therefore are not able to land directly at the scene of many rural emergencies. Tiltrotor technology is predominantly used by the US military however soon there will be a civilian option. We are promoting the undelayed deployment of tiltrotors for aeromedical retrievals in Australia with our vast landscapes and low-density inland populations. I am very keen to participate at the Dubai HeliShow 2018, as this will open doors as a fantastic business networking opportunity not just for the Middle East region but globally,” said Dr. Paul Adams, CEO of Australian Aeromedical Innovation.
In addition, two exclusive three day conferences – the major highlight of Dubai HeliShow 2018 – titled ‘Helicopter Technology and Operations’ and ‘Military and Homeland Security’ will feature a vast range of topics, including how to empower police forces with Internet of Things (IoT) tools; the role of women in homeland security; application of robotics in policing and helicopter; tackling new patterns in narco-terrorism by integrating intelligence, forensics and response operations; best practices to boost joint inter-agency cooperation between armed forces and homeland security agencies among many others.