Dubai Airport Show: The go-to event for the French airport sector in the Middle East

Rejula ARUN - 08/04/19

United Arab Emirates: April 8th 2019- The Dubai Airport Show is, now more than ever, the reference show for those wishing to take position on airport modernization/new construction projects in the zone and meet airport operators in the Middle East. France will once again be taking part in the show in 2019, under the auspices of Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy. 

Against a particularly auspicious backdrop - USD 163 bn in airport investments by 2020 in the Middle East - and no less than 12 airport construction, extension or renovation projects in the upcoming years, in the Middle East, exhibitors at the French Pavilion, will be eager to present their innovative products and know-how to buyers across the Middle East zone.

The French industry is organized into different sectors encompassing not only construction, equipment and systems, but also services, divided into 3 clusters: air traffic control and ground traffic, airline stopovers and air terminals. At the Dubai Airport Show, the French companies participating are representative of the diversity of the sector and French excellence, and already have significant presence on the global market.

France’s industry for airports includes world-renowned major corporations such as ADPI, VINCI and THALES to name only a few, as well as a number of SMEs specialized in specific market segments (Ground Support Equipment, lighting, ticketing or passenger information systems). There exist nearly 180 French companies specialized in services dedicated to airlines and airports (reception services, cleaning, catering, handling, etc.).

Brought together in a National Pavilion in Za’abeel Hall 5, Stands 5340 & 5440, France’s exhibitors will be  representative of the sector’s diversity and French excellence:

ADP INGENIERIE : Design and overseeing of the construction of complex airport buildings (airports, terminals, passenger terminals, control towers, aircraft hangars, maintenance centres, etc.).

CHARLATTE MANUTENTION : Handling and lifting equipment, electric baggage conveyor belts.

GUINAULT : Solutions for stopping APUs on the ground and reducing the environmental impact and costs of airlines.

MILOCO : Design and manufacture of airport trailers. 

TDA LEFEBURE : Specialist of connection systems for aircraft on the ground: from 400 Hz to PCA and including all utilities needed for maintenance.

USIMAT SERMEES : Design and manufacture of GSE equipment, mainly towable (towbars, aircraft servicing, handling, maintenance dollies, specific equipment).

OREP : design, manufacture and installation of perimeter protection systems (intrusion detection systems on fences, concertinas and gates).

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The French airport sector:

• Turnover: EUR 63.5 bn (revenue in France and through export)

• Nearly 50% of business abroad

• 530 companies

• Approximately 100,000 jobs

• 156 airports in air transport in France

• Air transport for passengers experienced a significant increase in 2016, with traffic up by 6.3% (3.7 billion passengers), and growth continuing into 2017.

France’s offer boasts numerous strengths:

- A widely-hailed French aeronautics industry considered the benchmark worldwide.

- The skill of French aircraft manufacturers is recognized and sought after, in particular for spare parts hailing from France.

- A two-pronged civil-military focus that gives France a technological lead over other countries.

- The quality of training received by French engineers and technicians.

- Powerful innovation capacity (significant investments in R&D and cooperation with research institutes, universities, etc.).

Source: Business France 2018

ABOUT BUSINESS FRANCE:

Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. 

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Additional information:

BUSINESS FRANCE

Isabelle DUVAL, Project Leader

Phone: +33 (0)1 40 73 33 31

Email: isabelle.duval@businessfrance.fr

Website: www.businessfrance.fr

For more info, feel free to contact Business France:

Yasmina Ouari 

Press Officer  – Middle East

Mobile: +971 (0)52 99 529 97

Mail : yasmina.ouari@businessfrance.fr

 

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Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE international internship program. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. For further information, please visit:  www.businessfrance.fr Consulting:  Law and regulation Market benchmarking Projects and requests for proposals Contacts : Market prospection Exhibitions and B to B meetings Technologic partnerships Communication : Press and public relations Professional advertisements Commerc

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