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Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and Vice Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, opened on Tuesday the Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 at Al Bateen Executive Airport.
The event will run until March 7, showcasing the latest products and services in the general aviation industry on over 80,000 square metres of exhibition space.
Sheikh Hazza took a tour of various pavilions, acquainting himself with the latest technology in the aviation industry. He also viewed aircrafts on display.
Organised and hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Abu Dhabi Air Expo 2013 will provide double the exhibition area compared to its first show in 2012, where more than 160 aerospace-related organizations, from the UAE and from more than 70 countries, including Canada, USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Jordan, will be participating, representing a two-fold increase compared to the number of nationalities that participated last year.
More than 100 aircraft will be on display from leading aviation manufacturers, including Bombardier, Dassault Aviation, Boeing, Gulfstream, Cessna, Piper Aircraft, Cirrus Aircraft, and, Air Bus, at this year's Expo.
Both fixed and rotary-wing aircraft will be on the runway at Al Bateen for aerospace enthusiasts to explore.
The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Surour bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Public Works, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, and a number of senior officials.
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