DIAL & Adone Events launch Air Expo India

Air Expo India, a brand new general and business aviation exhibition, will be hosted by Delhi International Airport in November 2023 at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

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The show was officially launched in New Delhi on December 14th when DIAL and Adone Events signed a protocol agreement to organise the show. 

 The show launch highlights the growth potential of the country’s aviation market, with expanding fixed-wing fleets and eVTOL manufacturing being proposed for the region. India is currently the third-largest aviation market in the world and is expected to become the largest aviation market by 2030 in terms of passenger traffic, anticipates the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Approximately 90 percent of India’s MRO activity presently occurs outside of the country. Still, the Indian government has revised its MRO policy to increase the ease of doing business and to make India a global leader in the MRO sector.  

Air Expo India will take place over a three-day period. It will welcome exhibitors and delegates from Asia and the Middle East, representing local and international aerospace companies, owners, operators, suppliers, and media. An industry first, the show will house one of the biggest static displays of eVTOL and electric aircraft in support of India’s intent to become a manufacturing centre for these aircraft, used primarily by the U.S. and Canadian military.

Air Expo India is targeting a mix of general and business aviation exhibitors who will come together on a static area totalling 60,000 sqm. The space will accommodate more than 100 aircraft ranging in size from single and twin-engine models to turboprops and private jets. The show format will reflect the approach taken at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, France Air Expo and African Air Expo, also organised by Adone Events, which offers exhibits located next to the runway enabling manufacturers to present their whole range of aircraft. 

“I am honoured that DIAL has shown its confidence in Adone Events by agreeing to collaborate with us on this exciting new venture. Our experience, knowledge and network of aviation contacts are such that we can already confirm that more than 200 aviation companies have expressed strong interest in participating. The growth of aviation in India reflects the need for this type of international exhibition, and we are delighted to be involved,” said Didier Mary, said CEO of Adone Events.