French companies make great strides in growing Middle East aviation sector

    22 February 2023, Dubai – United Arab Emirates: 20 companies from the French aircraft interior and maintenance sector will participate in the new edition of AIME & MRO Middle East, which will be held simultaneously in Dubai on March 1-2.

    Airlines, MRO centers, equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and investors from around the world will gather at this leading regional event to enhance the aviation and aircraft manufacturing ecosystem. For two days, the French delegation will benefit from a revitalized sector, that is benefiting from a resurgence in global air traffic, which is expected to exceed pre-pandemic levels as early as 2024, according to IATA. .

    The aircraft and aviation sector in the Middle East has  experienced significant growth over the past decade

    The expansion of existing airlines in the Middle East, which are already major players in the global aviation industry, the emergence of low-cost carriers such as Flydubai, Air Arabia and Flynas, and investments in airport infrastructure with the construction of new airports and the expansion of existing ones, are benefiting the local aviation sector. With continuous investments and collaborations, French aviation companies are well positioned in the region. Airbus and Safran, for example, have been actively involved in close technical cooperation that has brought new capabilities and advances to the local industry.  

    French solutions at the forefront to help the regional aviation sector adopt new technologies to increase efficiency and improve aircraft manufacturing capabilities

    The trend in the United Arab Emirates is toward aircraft customization, whether in engines or interiors. French aircraft and equipment manufacturers have refined this know-how by focusing on innovation: lighter equipment, differentiation through customization, optimal use of space, In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity systems (IFEC) to name a few.

    France’s advanced aerospace industry and its expertise in aircraft manufacturing, as well as its involvement in the development of aviation infrastructure, have been instrumental in supporting the growth of the regional aviation sector. French exhibiting companies at AIME & MRO this year intend to enhance capabilities of international aviation companies by supplying dedicated IT solutions, as well as air traffic detection and monitoring equipment, innovative solutions for aircraft and engine storage, transition, maintenance and environmental recycling.  Industry players can interact with experts in aircraft structure and connectivity systems, technical container engineering and GSE, testing and qualification, research and development, cabin interiors and air traffic management to improve passenger safety and experience.