Major firms line up for Airport Build exhibition


The third Airport Build & Supply Exhibition and Conference is slated to be held at Dubai's Airport Expo from June 2 - 4, 2003.

The expo is an avenue for the global airport and aviation suppliers to capitalise on the $10 billion worth of development programmes in the Middle East, a spokesman said.

The exhibition will cater exclusively for companies wishing to meet decision-makers on these massive airport projects. The organisers of the expo claim that 50 per cent of the exhibitors from the last expo have already signed up. They include majors in the sector - Siemens Dematic , SITA (Integrated baggage systems and kiosks), Vanderlande (Complete baggage handling systems), Aeroports De Paris, FMC (Airport systems) , Thorn Lighting and Alstom (Airfield ground lighting and control systems).

The spokesman said companies in the following industries will participate in the expo:

• In engineering and aircraft handling the sectors covered are: Airbus A3XX and A380 special service equipment, aircraft hangers, aircraft hard stands, building, ground service equipment maintenance.

• In the runway sector, the segments are: lighting systems, airfield lighting systems, airline operational support services, radar/air navigation systems, jet blast fences and protection, runway instrument landing and lighting systems, runway with high-speed exit taxiways.

• The cargo handling operations segment has automated baggage systems/carousels, monitoring and control systems, cargo handling equipment and Central Utility Complex cladding systems.

• Passenger handling sector is expected to have disabled passenger facilities and systems, elevators, escalators, moving walkways and doorway systems, fences and gates, first and business class and passenger lounges, leisure facilities, medical equipment and vehicles and passenger boarding bridges.

Other sectors on display are the fire stations and fire fighting equipment, fixtures and fittings, fuel hydrants and networks, fuel storage and tank farm, heliports and helipads, retail and interior design, security systems, signage and graphics and catering facilities.

Organised by Streamline Marketing, the event aims at technological finesse and advanced gadgetry and a new generation of airports across the region.