The show is the country’s biennial International helicopter technology and operations exhibition, and is to be held later this week, taking place from November 6 to 8, at the E2 Royal Pavilion at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South.
It is set to be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The event will provide an ideal platform to analyse the emerging trends, learn about the latest technological innovations related to commercial helicopters and various other areas of civil defence and military– and to explore prospective partnerships, according to a statement.
Leading industry players who have confirmed participation in the event include Dubai Police, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai South, Dart Aerospace, Transmex Systems Int, Southern Cross Aviation, Flir Systems, Hartmann Specialized Vehicles Trading LLC, DeVore Aviation / FEC Worldwide, Motor Sich Middle East FZE, Vertex Aerospace (L3), Thuraya, and Fujairah Aviation Academy, among many others.
The Dubai Helishow 2018 is all set to highlight the significance of joint efforts in promiting the growth and prosperity of the helicopter and homeland security industry both regionally and globally by bringing together exhibitors, decision makers, government and defence officials, besides commercial customers, owners, users and manufacturers in the industry for meaningful discussions and fruitful partnerships.
Ahmad Abulhoul, managing director, Domus Group, organisers of Dubai HeliShow 2018, stated: “Helicopters are increasingly being utilised in industrial, hospitality and crisis management scenarios including military, transport and cargo, firefighting, rescue and offshore oil support.”
“The high levels of interest expressed by leading international players in the helicopter industry in the event reaffirm the rising global confidence in the region’s potential to become an influential force in defining the future roadmap for the sector,” he further added.
“All these factors make the event a strategic platform to showcase and discuss the latest technologies in the field of helicopter technology,” he concluded.
Dr Paul Adams, chief executive officer of Australian Aeromedical Innovation, stated: “I am excited to share with the audience our continued progress on Project Thunderbird, which strives to pioneer and implement powered lift aeromedicine for public service in the remotest corners of outback Australia as soon as is sensible.”
“Fixed wing aircraft like those operated traditionally need runways or roads to take off and therefore are not able to land directly at the scene of many rural emergencies,” he added.
“Tiltrotor technology is predominantly used by the US military however soon there will be a civilian option. We are promoting the undelayed deployment of tiltrotors for aeromedical retrievals in Australia with our vast landscapes and low-density inland populations,” he further added.
He concluded by stating: “I am very keen to participate at the event, as this will open doors as a fantastic business networking opportunity not just for the Middle East region but globally.”
Two exclusive three-day conferences will also be held alongside the event as well.
These are called ‘Helicopter Technology and Operations’ and ‘Military and Homeland Security’, and will feature a vast range of topics, including how to empower police forces with Internet of Things (IoT) tools, the role of women in homeland security, application of robotics in policing and helicopter, tackling new patterns in narco-terrorism by integrating intelligence, forensics and response operations, best practices to boost joint inter-agency cooperation between armed forces and homeland security agencies among many others.