Posted on: 08 April 2016 by Mark Howells
HMG Aerospace is delighted to announce that the Inflight IFEC Pavilion, Workshop & Awards will continue to be a part of F&E Aerospace’s Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) event for a further three shows until 2019.
“HMG Aerospace is delighted to renew this agreement to host the Inflight IFEC Pavilion, Workshop & Awards at AIME,” said Mark Howells, managing director of HMG Aerospace. “The Middle East aviation market continues to thrive with airlines from the region adopting new technologies to enhance the passenger experience. These events offer the opportunity to share best business practice and latest innovations.
"The team at HMG and Inflight are excited to be involved with AIME for the next three shows and are committed to continuing to develop the Inflight IFEC Pavilion, Workshop & Awards into the meeting places for industry leaders in the UAE.”
Mordor Intelligence has stated that the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia will be the highest contributors to the Cabin Interior Market, and presently there are over 500 aircraft orders between the region’s big three airlines of Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, more than 80% of which are wide-body aircraft.
IATA studies identified that 2016 is projected to experience the strongest growth in air passengers. Passenger growth in the Middle East has been almost three times that of the global average, which stood at 5.3% while in the Middle East it was an incredible 15.4%.
Next year’s Inflight IFEC Pavilion, Workshop & Awards together with AIME will once again be taking place between 8-9 February in the Dubai World Trade Centre. Co-located with MRO Middle East, the 2016 events attracted over 700 representatives from more than 100 airlines.
Commenting on the show, Gulf Air’s senior manager marketing – inflight and product, Mohamad El Assaad, remarked, "The Inflight workshop was an ideal platform to shed light on Gulf Air’s mission of catering to a broad spectrum of passengers’ diverse requirements.”
“AIME has grown over the years in line with the regional market,” says Michele van Akelijen, MD of F&E Aerospace. “With the current growth in the region’s interiors sector predicted to continue, it is not surprising that the exhibitors are keen to ensure their presence at the only dedicated aircraft interiors event in the Middle East.”