Dubai Airshow, the biennial event organized by industry giant Tarsus Aerospace, returns bigger this 2023 edition. Now on its 18th edition, the largest air show in the world will take place at the Dubai World Central (DWC) from November 13 to 17.
While general access remains exclusive to industry professionals, the daily flying display opens its gates to the public. Interested individuals can revel at various aerial shows from the Skyview Grandstand Arena and catch various aircraft in action, including the Boeing 777-9.
Attendees can also watch performances by renowned aerobatic teams. These include the Italian Air Force’s Frecce Tricolori, the UAE Air Force’s Fursan Al Emarat, India’s Sarang helicopter display team and the People’s Liberation Army Air Force’s August 1st.
Apart from the aerial performances, real-life aviation heroes, pilots and astronauts will also make daily appearances. Live entertainment from military bands and DJs will complement these. Moreover, military and police units will showcase their collections and expertise.
Note that seating at Skyview is on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited parking available. Additionally, access will be limited to the grandstand arena, excluding the main Airshow exhibition hall. The grandstand will open from 1: 00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
A bigger edition
Dubai Airshow 2023 is poised to surpass its previous edition’s success. With expectations of attracting over 100,000 visitors, this year’s attendance could exceed the remarkable turnout in 2021, which was 104,165.
The airshow’s economic impact is also not to be underestimated, as the 2021 edition generated a staggering $74 billion in orders, primarily from the commercial aviation sector. Leading the charge in placing significant orders were industry giants such as Indigo Partners, Akasa Air, Jazeera Airways, Air Tanzania and Nigeria’s Ibom Air.
The conduct of a bigger edition of the anticipated air show also coincides with the global aviation industry’s continued growth.
According to recent estimates, it supports 87.7 million jobs around the world. Meanwhile, in terms of economic impact, it contributes $3.5 trillion (4.1 percent) to the global gross domestic product. It will rank 17th if the industry is a standalone country.
Looking ahead, the aviation market could see more significant growth, with forecasts predicting support for 143 million jobs and a $6.3 trillion contribution to the global economy by 2038.
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