Currently, Africa, along with the Middle East, is at the forefront of aviation developments.
Africa has an estimated $ 3.2 billion worth of airport projects coming up in countries including Sudan, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and South Africa, according to airport suppliers directory, Airport International.
Total new aircraft deliveries in Africa are expected to be 455, while Boeing’s latest Current Market Outlook (CMO) forecasts the value of the airplane market in Africa to be $80 billion with 710 new aircraft deliveries projected to take place to the continent by 2029.
It is no wonder then that aviation industry suppliers and manufacturers are optimistic about the future of this region.
Further supporting this growth, Africa and Middle East’s aviation platform, AVEX International Airshow, will be celebrating its 4th edition this year.
First held in 2005 and hosting 60 exhibiting companies, this year’s AVEX has a new look and focus and is already 40 percent larger than previous years.
Global business information company, naseba, announced this new look at press conference in Cairo in Cairo on Sunday, 8th August, which formally launched the air show.
Commenting on AVEX’s new focus, Nicholas Watson, AVEX Airshow’s Project Director, said: “Thanks to the Africa and Middle East region’s unmatched growth, AVEX has become a bigger success than we expected. We are excited about Egypt providing strong sustainability in aviation on the world map.
“Through this strength, we have been able to identify key growth drivers in aviation including MROs, aircraft customisation, aviation training, low-cost carriers and small to mid-sized aircraft manufacturing. This is what has led to the successful launch of the new, expanded AVEX Airshow 2010”.
AVEX, which has the patronage of Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation, Ahmed Shafik, and is co-hosted by the Ministry, is taking place at Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, Egypt from November 7th – 10th 2010.
Edited by Chris Farnell
For more information, please visit www.avexairshow.com