MRO Middle East 2023 Post Show Report

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POST SHOW REPORT

Event Summary

MRO Middle East & Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME) 2023 took place on March 1-2, 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The international exhibition was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chief Executive and Chairman of Emirates Airline & Group. Gathering the entire airline supply chain, the event is the largest of its kind in the region, attracting over 6,000 attendees from 80+ countries.

MROME just gets better, the bounce back in aviation since the pandemic has been extraordinary so the ability to meet all the suppliers and vendors, OEMs and airline associates at one event in a strategic part of the world is essential to keep ahead.”

6,381 Total Attendees (46% increase on 2022)

194 Exhibitors

561 Airline Representatives from

100 Airline Operators

97 Countries Represented

3,750+ Connections on the App

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EVENT IN NUMBERS
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Ian Horner Manager Lease and Transition Projects, Etihad

Attendee Survey Results

What was your primary objective in attending?

Networking opportunities 41% Other 3% Learn from the presentations and discussions 11%

95% achieved their primary objective

Deals Signed During the Show:

87% rated networking opportunities, very satisfied or satisfied

24% Promote your company and services

• Spirit AeroSystems signs agreement with Joramco for repair services

• Etihad announce expansion of Abu Dhabi maintenance facility

• Emirates signs 2 major Lufthansa Technik MRO contracts

• Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries and Lufthansa Technik Middle East sign agreement for aircraft component services

• Kuehne+Nagel announced that it has signed a three-year logistics service contract with GMR Aero Technic

• Joramco announced a new maintenance deal with Emirates

• ST Engineering announced that its commercial aerospace business has entered a (LOI) with Vaayu Group for the expandable cabin lavatory solution, named ACCESS

21% Meet airlines face to face

90% will return in 2024

“ We have met with some of the larger airlines like Air France and Air India, whereas in the past we’ve not had the same access to these airlines. This has been fantastic for a small company like ours, as it’s where you get the process started for future deals.

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Go Live! Theater

Sponsored by

The Go Live! Theater took place on the show floor across both days of the exhibition, allowing all attendees free access to over 10 hours of content. 40+ expert speakers, with topics across both MRO and Aircraft Interiors sectors.

MRO sessions included:

• MRO: The Biggest Headache

• Airline and MRO Insights

• Aero-Engines Focus: Supply Chains and Shifting Dynamics

• The Key Word – Digitalisation

Onboard Hub

AIME sessions included:

• Defining Customer Centric-Cabins

• Unlocking the Commercial Potential IFEC

• Reassessing Sustainable Interiors

• Meeting Passenger Connectivity Expectations

New for 2023, additional aircraft interiors sessions also took place at the Onboard Hub. Sessions included:

• Live demonstration: Aircraft interiors material supply in the Middle East

• Workshop: Buying and flying - Unpicking the interior procurement process

• Case Study: Introducing the next generation of in-seat power products

• Interview: Customer experience spotlight session

“ The event is very well organized, with the right participants here and great panel discussions.”

“ I would rank my experience at MRO Middle East and AIME as absolutely outstanding - 10 out of 10... it is crucial to attend since we constantly exchange information and expertise. I think the experience has been excellent.

Cuttilan

Development Manager –Cabin Inflight, Sri Lankan Airlines

To enquire about speaking at the Go Live! Theater in 2024, contact our production team:

MRO sessions:

Georgia Halliday

georgia.halliday@aviationweek.co.uk

AIME sessions:

Jodie Fowler

jodie.fowler@dubai.aero

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Buyer Programme and Networking App

The Airline Buyer Programme facilitates pre-arranged meetings between the key purchasers from airlines and lessors with exhibitors. Over 300 face-to-face, 20-minute meetings took place at exhibitor’s booths throughout the two day event.

49 Number of Buyers

Networking App

328 Meetings Arranged

The event app allowed attendees to network both pre-show via the desktop platform and onsite via the mobile app.

The show has been very well attended and vibrant and the amount of opportunity we got for networking and connecting with suppliers at high level was excellent. We are very satisfied having attended the show and look forward to 2024.”

3,750+ Connections Made

1,984 Confirmed Meetings

8,960 In-app messages sent

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Mr. Arvind Viswanat Head of Engineering Procurement,, Air India

Airlines in Attendance

Aeroflot

Air ACT

Air Arabia

Air Asia India

Air Astana

Air Atlanta Icelandic

Air Blue

Air Caraibes

Air China

Air France

Air India

Air Senok

Air Serbia

Air Seychelles

Ariana Afghan Airlines

Arkia Israeli airlines

Aseman Airlines

ASM Air

Atlas Air

Avion Express

Azerbaijan Airlines

Badr Airlines

Bel-Air Express

Delta DHL

Dolphin Air

Dubai Air Wing

Dubai Royal Air Wing

Emirates

Ethiopian Airlines

Etihad

EU Wings

FedEx Express

Fly Erbil

Flyadeal

FlyBaghdad

Flycom

flydubai

Flynas

FlyOne

Freedom Airlines Kenya

Getjet Airlines

Gulf Air

Himalaya Airways

Iberia

Ibex Air charter

IndiGo Airlines

Jazeera Airways

Jet Asia

Jet Aviation

K2 Airways

Kam Air

Kenya Airways

Kish Air

Kuwait Airways

Lebanon sky Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines

Lufthansa

Maximus Air

Middle East Airlines

National Airlines

NordStar Airlines

Oman Air

Pakistan International Airlines

Pegasus Airlines

Presidential Flight

Qantas

Qatar Airways

Rotana Jet

Royal Air Maroc

Royal Flight Oman

Royal Jet

Royal Jordanian

RwandAir

Ryanair

Salamair

Saudi Royal Fleet

Saudia

Saudia Private Aviation (SPA)

Saudia Royal Fleet

Sentra Airways

Sepehran Airlines

Sereneair

Silkway West Airlines

Singapore Airlines

Southwind Airlines

SriLankan Airlines

Stareast Airlines

Starlight Airlines

SunExpress Airlines

Tbilisi Airways

Tronair

TUIfly

Tunisair

Turkish Airlines

Uzbekistan Airways

Varesh airlines

Vietnam airlines

Virgin Atlantic

Wizz Air

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EXPRESS

Hear from the attendees

“ Great networking opportunities. It was nice to see all the airlines making an effort to stop by all the stands.”
Jennifer Rico-Stewart Director, Sales & Marketing, Regent Aerospace
“ Brilliant opportunity to meet with decision makers in the aviation industry in the Middle East.”
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Sukhi Holait Global Sales Manager, Oakenhurst Aircraft Services
“ This is one of the best exhibitions for networking and meeting the vendors.”
Hassan Bakhadlq Chief IFE and Reliability Engineering, Saudia
“ The best 5 hours you can spend if you’re in the aviation maintenance and repair business!
Mazin Saleh Senior Manager Base Maintenance, Gulf Air

Exhibitors

AABL SRL BRANCH

ADAMS RITE AEROSPACE INC.

ADDEV MATERIALS AEROSPACE/ZIP-CHEM

ADHETEC

AERO CABIN SOLUTIONS

AEROCHAMP AVIATION (INTL.) PVT. LTD.

AEROPARTS

AEROSERVICES (EXXONMOBIL)

AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS

AEROSTRUCTURES MIDDLE EAST SERVICES (AMES)

AEROXCHANGE

AERQ

AFI KLM ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE

AGSE - WESTMONT

AIR COST CONTROL

AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

AIRCRAFTERS/AEROREPAIR

AIRE & SERVITEC

AJW GROUP

AL-FUTTAIM LOGISTICS

ALKAN AIR

ALPHA AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

AMAC AEROSPACE

AMC AVIATION

AMP AERO SERVICES

AMROS GROUP

AMS DECISION PTE LTD

AMSAFE INC.

APS AEROSPACE

ARABIAN AEROSPACE/TIMES AEROSPACE

ASIA DIGITAL ENGINEERING SDN BHD

ASL AEROSPACE

ASSA ABLOY MEGADOOR

ASTRONICS

ATEQ AVIATION

ATITECH BEYOND THE FLIGHT

ATS - AEROSPACE TECHNICAL SERVICES

ATS (AVIATION TECHNICAL SERVICES)

AV-DEC

AVFLEX GLOBAL AIRSERVICES

AVIANS

AVIATECHNIK CORPORATION

AVIATION BUSINESS NEWS

AVIATION NETWORK GROUP

AVIATION WEEK NETWORK

AVIOINTERIORS

AVIOPARTS

BAE SYSTEMS

BARFIELD

BOEING COMPANY (THE)

CAE PARC TECHNICAL SUPPORT SERVICES

CALLINGTON MIDDLE EAST FZE

CHABOK AVIATION - ENGINESTANDS24

CHAMPION DOOR

COBHAM AEROSPACE COMMUNICATIONS

COLLINS AEROSPACE

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Exhibitors

COMPONENT CONTROL MRO & LOGISTICS SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

CONCORDE BATTERY CORPORATION

CONDUCE GROUP

CONTINENTAL AIRCRAFT SUPPORT

CONTROL TOWERS INTERNATIONAL

COOPER STANDARD

CREATION & IMAGE PARIS

CRIBMASTER

CRMA

CRONDA

DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT OF CANADA LIMITED

DEDIENNE AEROSPACE

DHL

DIEHL AVIATION

DRYWASH

EIGHTWINGS

EMBRAER

EPCOR

ET-MRO SERVICES

ETHOSENERGY

ETIHAD ENGINEERING

FACC - AFTERMARKET - SERVICES

FARSOUND AVIATION

FDH AERO

FIELD INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE EAST

FINGERMIND

FL TECHNICS

FLEURET

FOKKER SERVICES GROUP

FUTURE METALS

G-LUX INTERIOR SOLUTIONS

GANDHI AUTOMATIONS PVT LTD - HANGAR DOORS

GAPTEK

GERFLOR TRANSPORT FLOORING

GEVEN

GLOBAL AEROSPACE CORPORATION

GLOBAL ENGINE MAINTENANCE

GMR AERO TECHNIC

GOLDEN FALCON AVIATION

HAECO

HEATCON COMPOSITE SYSTEMS

HEICO

HUTCHINSON AEROSPACE SERVICES

IAC & EIRTECH AVIATION SERVICES

IACT - INTERNATIONAL AVIATION CONSULTING & TRAINING

IAI AVIATION GROUP

ILS - INVENTORY LOCATOR SERVICE, LLC

IMAGINAIR

INNOVATIONS TECHNOLOGY PVT. LTD

ISOVOLTA

JAMES A. STALEY CO.

JETMS

JEWERS DOORS

JOB AIR TECHNIC

JORAMCO

JORDAN AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS COMPANY (JAC)

JORDAN AIRMOTIVE

KEEPFLYING

KID-SYSTEME

L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES

LARCHFIELD AEROSPACE & GRAPHICS

LATECOERE

LATITUDE AERO

LEKI AVIATION

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE & TRANSPORTATION SAS

LOGO SKY

LUFTHANSA TECHNIK

MAB ENGINEERING

MANITEX VALLA / HIRD

MANKIEWICZ COATINGS

MIDDLE EAST AERO SUPPLIES

MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AEROSPACE HUB

MOTOTOK

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Exhibitors

MSA SAFETY

MTU MAINTENANCE

MUIRHEAD

MYTECHNIC AIRCRAFT MRO SERVICES

NORDAM

OEMSERVICES

PANASONIC AVIONICS

PARTSBASE

PDQ AIRSPARES, AN FDH COMPANY

PERCIVAL AVIATION

“PERRONE PERFORMANCE LEATHERS & TEXTILES”

PPG INDUSTRIES

PROPONENT

RAMCO SYSTEMS

RANGER AIR AVIATION

RAPID ACCESS

RED BOX TOOLS

REGENT AEROSPACE CORPORATION

REVIMA GROUP

Mo r e Uptime

RHINESTAHL CTS

ROEDER COMPONENT SERVICE CENTER

ROYAL AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COMPANY DWC LLC

RUBB BUILDINGS LTD

SAFARI AVIATION

SAFRAN

SANAD, A MUBADALA COMPANY

SATAIR

SATORI

SATYS

SAUDIA AEROSPACE & ENGINEERING INDUSTRIES (SAEI)

SCHAEFFLER AEROSPACE GERMANY GMBH & CO. KG

SCHNELLER

SEABURY SOLUTIONS

SEAL DYNAMICS

SIM SPECIALITY SERVICES

SKINPACK

SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS

SPRUNG STRUCTURES

Powering Dubai

Your # 1 choice in the Middle East

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João Vitor da Cruz Logistics and Supplies - Storage Learn more about our portfolio
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GE Aviation CF34-3/-8
Rolls-Royce AE 3007
Rolls-Royce
RB211-535

Exhibitors

SR TECHNICS

ST ENGINEERING

STAHLWILLE EDUARD WILLE

STANDARDAERO

STELIA AEROSPACE

STS AVIATION GROUP

T.T. REPAIRS

TAKHZEEN AEROSPACE

TARMAC AEROSAVE

TARSUS AEROSPACE

TESTORI AERO SUPPLY

THALES

THE GILL CORPORATION

TOTAL TECHNIC LTD.

TP AEROSPACE

TRAX

TRIUMPH

TURBOMECANICA

TURKISH TECHNIC

TURNER AVIATION

ULTRAMAIN SYSTEMS

UNICAL AVIATION

UUDS

UYGUNER

UZBEKISTAN AIRWAYS TECHNICS

VAAYU GROUP

VAS

VBC GROUP

VSE AVIATION

WENCOR

WOLLSDORF LEATHER

WOODWARD

WRIGHT AERO COMPONENTS

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS PLATINUM SPONSORS

GOLD SPONSORS

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SAVE THE DATE MARCH

5-6, 2024

Dubai World Trade Centre, Zabeel Halls 2 & 3

Floorplan now open! To find out more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities and to discuss your participation in 2024, contact the team:

Middle East & AIME Enquiries Adam Zeyn • adam.zeyn@dubai.aero • +971 585209369 Europe/Africa/Israel/CIS Mike Elmes • mike.elmes@aerospacemedia.co.uk Matt Elmes • matt.elmes@aerospacemedia.co.uk Tom Watkins • tom.watkins@aerospacemedia.co.uk +44 (0) 1206 321639 Asia-Pacific Clive Richardson • clive@accessgroup.aero • +44 (0) 7501 185257 Margaret Chong • margaret@accessgroup.aero • +65 9736 1722 All Americas/Canada Beth Eddy • beth@aviationexhibits.com Mimi Smith • mimismith@aviationexhibits.com Alyssa Bernkrant • abernkrant@aviationexhibits.com +1 561 279 4646 #MROME | #AIME For the latest news visit mromiddleeast.aviationweek.com | aime.aero
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