Aircraft Interiors Middle East connects with HMG AerospaceJune 8, 2012
F&E Aerospace, organisers of Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), are pleased to announce a new partnership with HMG Aerospace, publisher of ‘Inflight Magazine’, which will see a new Inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) pavilion launched at the next AIME event, 22 – 23 January 2013 at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The introduction of this new pavilion at the next edition of AIME highlights the role that in-flight entertainment and communications play in enhancing the passenger experience. Inflight entertainment is recognised as an increasingly important deciding factor in choosing an airline and the growing prominence of handheld devices has prompted a number of leading airlines to rethink their inflight entertainment strategies.
According to Toby Stokes, EMEIA aviation sector leader at Ernst & Young, “The major GCC airlines already provide an exceptionally strong offering to passengers and are considered by many to be the world leaders in Inflight Entertainment.”
The previous AIME event, combined with MRO Middle East, in February 2012 drew 200 exhibitors from 70 countries and 2,427 visitors - an increase of 33% on the 2011 show.
Michele Van Akelijen, Aerospace Director at F&E Aerospace, said: “There will be a major focus on in-flight entertainment and communications at the next AIME event as the industry moves forward at pace. Our new partnership with HMG Aerospace will help emphasise the importance of IFEC in the region.”
“HMG Aerospace is delighted to partner with F&E on an IFEC pavilion for the 2013 Aircraft Interiors Middle East event,” commented Managing Director of HMG Aerospace, Mark Howells. “F&E is established as a leading aerospace organiser for prestigious events in the Middle East, a region where the aerospace community continues to thrive. HMG looks forward to offering its expertise in the IFE and connectivity sector by working with the F&E team on building on its successful AIME platform with a new dedicated IFEC pavilion.”