There are just under three months to go until the launch of Africa’s first ever dedicated business aviation exhibition, AfBAA Expo, to be staged in Marrakech from 23 to 26 April 2014, and leading aircraft manufacturers have confirmed their attendance.

The organisers, the African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA) says there is confirmed chalet sponsorship and static display commitments from Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. Aircraft on display will include:
AgustaWestland AW319
Beechcraft King Air C90GTx, 250 and 350ER
Beechcraft AT-6
Bell AH407
Challenger 604
Dassault Falcon 7X
Embraer Phenom 300
Embraer Legacy 500
Embraer Legacy 650
Embraer Lineage 1000E
Gulfstream G280
Gulfstream G450

The show at Marrakech’s FRA Airport will cover 50,000 square metres. The layout will enable OEMs to carry out demonstration flights directly from the static display.

“We have created a show that really gets to the heart of what the Business Aviation community in Africa needs as it further strengthens its position on the global stage,” said Tarek Ragheb, Chairman of AfBAA.

“We are committed to encouraging participation, discussion and debate amongst delegates about adopting best practice and standards ensuring sustainable business growth and creating a true pan-African network to support Business Aviation.”

AfBAA Expo is organising a gala dinner for an evening of networking between exhibitors, delegates and authorities at the event.

“AfBAA is extremely excited by the prospect of the show and expects that the African aviation community will welcome the opportunities provided to meet with the key relevant players in the market” said Rady Fahmy, Executive Director of AfBAA.

“The Association’s pledge to bring together African aviation companies from a wide variety of sectors is paramount to generating successful future business and with seven of the world’s leading growth economies to be found on the continent we know that a significant amount of business will take place during the show,” he continued.

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