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Mass touchdown for Chinese aviation companies at Airport Show 2010

Published on 9 March, 2010
The Airport Show is devoted to airport construction, operations, technology and services
The Airport Show is an event devoted to airport construction, operations, technology and services

China is sending a massive contingency of airport ground support equipment, building material supplies providers and other key industry experts to the Airport Show 2010. For the first time, the country will collectively show its presence through a national pavilion.

The show, which runs from 25-27 April at the Airport Expo Dubai, attracts some of the world's most influential figures in the sector, and has accounted for billions of dollars worth of contracts since its debut in 2001. More than 10 major Chinese companies have already confirmed their attendance, hoping to benefit from the Middle East and Africa airport market, which is bucking the global trend with 39 airports under construction.

The Chinese exhibitors will showcase a wide range of products and services to help in the development and maintenance of all airport facilities, including conventional aircraft tractor and towbarless tractor, container/pallet loader, aircraft refuller, aircraft conditioning unit, airport bus, airport firefighting vehicle, airport security inspection system, passenger boarding bridge system and airport friction measuring system.

Mr. Hongxin Qin, GM of China Civil Aviation Technology & Equipment Corporation Limited (AVITEC), the organiser of the Chinese Pavilion described the event as a great opportunity for China to demonstrate its growth and maturity in the market. "We represent some of the greatest success stories in airport management and development over the last ten years. As an industry, aviation has come into its own, and by default, new airports and new services have grown with it. China now has more than 135 civil airports in 133 cities. We're no longer on the outside looking in, Chinese companies have a great deal to offer in their own right," he said.

Airport Show 2010 is supported by leading aviation authorities and trade bodies including ADAC and Dubai Airports.

Mohamad Bader-Eddin, Show Director said: "The Airport Show is an extremely high profile event and is known throughout the world as one of the prime opportunities to conduct airport business. This year's confirmation of the Chinese National Pavilion is creating even more interest. It is an amazing gathering of companies in an extremely specialized industry with an extremely large volume of business to conduct. We sincerely hope that many of those companies will have fruitful business talks during the show."

The Airport Show has progressed rapidly to become one of the largest airport construction, operations, technology and services events in the world. The 2009 edition showcased 210 suppliers from 30 countries, over 10,500 sqm of exhibit space, and drew more than 4700 attendees.

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