Dubai Airshow 2021 launches biggest edition to date

Dubai Airshow 2021 launches biggest edition to date

Starting today, the five-day exhibition is set to welcome more than 85,000 visitors

Dubai Airshow 2021 is set to be the biggest edition of the exhibition since it began in 1989. Taking place from 14 to 18 November, this year’s edition will feature 370 new exhibitors and representatives from almost 150 countries and is expected to welcome more than 85,000 visitors.

To be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, Dubai Airshow 2021 will take place at Dubai World Central (DWC), the Dubai Airshow Site.

Organised by Tarsus Middle East, Dubai Airshow 2021 will bring the aviation, aerospace, space and defence industries together and there will be civil and military delegations from more than 140 countries. The event will feature 20 country pavilions, including new additions from the Czech Republic, Belgium, Brazil, Israel and Slovakia.

Tarsus Middle East managing director Timothy Hawes said: “The Dubai Airshow 2021 will be like no other – it is the first opportunity since the pandemic for industry professionals to come together again to share significant updates, game-changing initiatives, cutting-edge technologies and sustainable solutions set to revolutionise aviation. We stand at a unique moment in time after many aerospace businesses rapidly pivoted operations and invested in new technology to drive a new sustainable era for the industry.

“The future for aerospace is optimistic and we’re pleased to be able to welcome exhibitors, delegates, representatives, and visitors from all over the world to showcase this re-energised enthusiasm, innovation and resilience during the show. We truly believe that Dubai Airshow 2021 will play a vital role in taking forward major projects and initiatives that are key for transforming the industry.”


The Airshow will feature aerobatic displays from the UAE Air Force’s Fursan, the Russian Knights, the Saudi Hawks, Surya Kiran from India and the Sarang Team of the Indian Air Force.

Checkmate, the next generation Sukhoi fighter jet will make its first international debut for the next generation Sukhoi fighter jet. The Boeing 777X and the Leonardo AW609 will also make debuts at this year’s Airshow.

This year, Dubai Airshow has introduced a host of free-to-attend conferences featuring more than 250 industry experts, who will be providing more than 50 hours of invaluable insights and trends across nine tracks including cargo, sustainability, technology, and space among others.

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