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Hamburg's Aviation Industry On Show In Dubai

Hamburg Aviation attending Dubai Airshow (8 – 12 November) for first time / Metropolitan region’s aviation industry has close ties with the region

Hamburg's aviation sector has its own presence at the Dubai Airshow for the first time this year. The cluster, Hamburg Aviation, is representing the world's third-largest civil aviation site as part of the official German Pavilion. The Dubai Airshow takes place every two years. With more than 1100 exhibitors from 60 nations, it is one of the most important aviation trade fairs in the world and has seen continual growth since it began in 1986. Hamburg Aviation will use its presence at the airshow to strengthen its international network and to highlight the region's competencies, such as the fields of aircraft cabins, research, education and training.

"Two of Hamburg's core areas are particularly important in the Gulf Region: aircraft cabins, and maintenance and modification", says Dr Franz Josef Kirschfink, Managing Director of Hamburg Aviation. "Furthermore, the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research, one of the world's most innovative aviation research facilities, will open in Hamburg in 2016. The Hamburg Centre of Aviation Training (HCAT) has established itself on the international stage in the training and education field. We want to use our presence as part of the German Pavilion to enhance our international profile and demonstrate just why Hamburg is a world leader in civil aviation.

Hamburg's aviation industry is closely linked with the Gulf Region. With 140 confirmed orders for the Airbus A380, Dubai's flag-carrier, Emirates, is by far the largest customer for this model. Beginning this year, the airline is also a Platinum Sponsor of the aircraft interiors "Oscars", the Crystal Cabin Award, organised by Hamburg Aviation. Neighbouring airline Qatar Airways is the first customer for the Airbus A320neo and will be taking delivery of the aircraft on the banks of the Elbe in just a few months. Lufthansa Technik, a global market leader in the MRO and modification sector, also has a substantial customer base in the Gulf Region. Several Hamburg-based suppliers to the aviation industry, including Vartan Product Support and Asscom, have branches in the United Arab Emirates.

The Dubai Airshow 2015 is taking place from 8 to 12 November at Dubai World Central Airport, just to the south of the desert metropolis. The significance of the event now reaches well beyond the Arabian Peninsula. With exhibitors from 60 nations, it is a veritable Who's Who of civil and military aviation. More than 160 aircraft will be present. The areas of focus at the Dubai Airshow 2015 will include 3D printing along with training and education. Orders placed at the last Dubai Airshow, in 2013, broke records with a combined value of more than 200 billion US dollars.