With 10 companies on board, France will be back at the Airport Show to support paramount expectations of the Middle East markets

May 24 to 26 – Dubai World Trade Center – Hall 7, Stand 7250


United Arab Emirates, May 2021 – As the growth of the airport sector in the Middle East was highly disturbed since the Covid-19 pandemic, plans to expand airports in all related sectors specialize in: air freight, aircraft construction and business aviation. 

Business France will bring together a delegation of French companies to join the In-Person experience and benefit from face-to-face networking sessions with airport professionalsfrom the Middle East.


Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, the show will host a French pavilion focused on airport modernization & new construction projects. 


In line with France’s commitment to take action in favor of a sustainable world and respond to social and climate issues, exhibiting companies will introduce how their solutions, empowered by a strong technological expertise, can reduce the environmental footprints, and how they tackle many current and future challenges. 

Internationally, these values, are instigated across the French industry thanks to la French Fab, THE label whose mission is to renew the industrial sector and committed to an eco-friendly approach as well as concerned about the common good. 

In the region, the French airport industry is particularly recognized in the following sectors:- Ground Support Equipment (GSE)- Air traffic detection and tracking devices – Provision of software packages and dedicated IT solutions – technical training services (MRO, ground operations, pilots and cabin crew, etc.) – Airport access control – identity control, video surveillance, alarm system, image analysis, etc.- Dismantling and recycling of parts, modules and components


Willing to provide a wide range of advantages to middle eastern players, French companies will highlight, through their solutions, their ability to innovate in R&D, in co-operation with research institutes and universities. When it comes to training recognition, the quality of French engineers and technicians also leads to provide unique passenger experiences.


“It’s with a renewed optimism that 10 first class companies will represent France ‘s expertise at Airport Show 2021. This three-day live event will be the occasion to share their knowledge, develop valuable partnerships and present innovative technologies, thus bringing the most advanced aviation facilities to the region” commented Frederic Szabo, Managing Director, Business France Middle East.


Before the pandemic, the turnover of the French airport sectorrepresented €63.5 billion globally, while in France the sector consisted of 530 companies employing approximately 100 000 people.

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