Dubai Air Show: Highlights of Day Three of the Dubai Air Show
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Dubai Air Show: Day Three Highlights

Posted - 16 November, 2017


Dubai Air Show: Day Three Highlights

Half way through the Dubai Air Show, VHR report on the latest trends and events including the AAR event in the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

Dubai Air Show: The Event So Far

Day Three at the Dubai Air Show saw VHR secure numerous important business meetings before the privilege of attending the AAR evening event on the 127th floor of the Burj Khalifa.
Day Three offered a host of of innovative technology, ranging from unveiling the stunning aircraft belonging to the US fleet – the F-22 Raptor from Lockheed Martin – to unbelievable achievements from the UAE Space Agency, who have discovered how to grow plants on Mars.
Dubai Air Show Aerospace Aviation Event
With the electric atmosphere and never-ending industry innovations, the Dubai Air Show is proving a spectacular event for the Aerospace & Aviation calendar.

Plane of the Day: F-22 Raptor, US Airforce

Dubai Air Show Aerospace Aviation Event
It’s bold, it’s powerful and it’s a stunning piece of Aviation engineering. The F-22 Raptor, placed delicately amongst the U.S. Airforce display, steals Day Three of the Dubai Air Show.
The U.S Airforce display has overwhelmingly taken charge of the Defence aircraft displays at the Dubai Air Show. The effect of seeing all seven bold aircraft lined up together reinforces the power and standing of the U.S. Airforce.
The skilful F-22 Raptor has shown off its stunning capabilities every day of the week in the Air Show display so far.
As Lockheed Martin’s stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the Raptor has a reputation like no other – its mission is to be untouchable, and it is a force to be reckoned with.
Dubai Air Show Aerospace Aviation Event

Facts and Figures:

  • Wingspan: 14m
  • Length: 19m
  • Weight: 19,700kg
  • Top speed: 2,410 km/h

Top Three Exhibitions


Lockheed Martin: Fused Security and Defence

Dubai Air Show Lockheed Martin Defence Aerospace
At the centre of the Defence and Aviation industry, Lockheed Martin and their display at this year’s Dubai Air Show didn’t fail to impress. Surrounding the stand are eye-catching photographs of Defence aircraft, combined with models of fighter planes and air force transport.
Lockheed Martin specialises in global Aerospace, Defence, security and advanced technologies, with their worldwide interests displayed brilliantly throughout the Dubai Air Show.
Dubai Air Show Lockheed Martin
The exhibition hall boasts several Lockheed Martin Defence and Aviation exhibits.
The stand pictured is the most interactive for an audience, offering numerous touch-screen computers allowing you to source further information, and the virtual reality experience of flying your own aircraft.

Mars Mission: UAE Space Agency

There’s no avoiding this spectacle: the UAE Space Agency win the award for the most curious display.
Dubai Air Show Mars Mission
What is in that dome? What is the Mars Mission? Is this the beginning of life on Mars? To some degree, yes!
The Mars Mission by the UAE Space Agency have discovered a way of growing plants in a ‘Mars-like’ atmosphere. In 2018, the UAE will be celebrating the year of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founder of the UAE, for what would have been his 100th birthday. For this special celebration, the UAE Space Agency have honoured his life by proving there is a way to grow life on Mars.
Dubai Air Show United Arab Emirates
The Civilisation Plant is a social initiative designed to increase awareness of space agriculture. The Mars Mission aims to encourage and support research and innovation within the space industry; one of the main national sectors that attracted the attention of the late Sheikh.

Etihad Aircraft Display

Bold and beautiful, the Etihad aircraft display outside the main exhibition hall is one of Day Three’s top exhibitions.
Dubai Air Show Etihad Airways
Few aircraft can compete with the class and elegance of Etihad’s gold painted airplanes. Etihad Airways is a flag carrier and the second-largest airline of the UAE. Its expansive presence in the Dubai Air Show is felt throughout the exhibition halls.
The wingspan of the Etihad plane is enormous, and its stance is graceful. In celebration of 100 years of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Etihad’s display is an impressive, honourable sight.

Dubai Air Show Day Three: Highlights

The VHR team were fortunate to be invited to the AAR event at the At.Mosphere bar in the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
Up on the 127th floor, VHR attending a celebratory networking event with incredible views and the company and atmosphere to match.

Aerospace & Aviation: Latest News

The First Arabian Airship will operate in Middle East in 2018.
The first airship to operate as a commercial venture in the Middle East will start flying above Dubai come 2018. Airships Arabia will begin operating a single Skyship followed by two more later in the year.

Quotes from VHR

Adrian Mansfield, VHR’s Middle East Director, comments on Day Three of the Dubai Air Show:
“Three days into the show, and the event continues to be incredibly positive – good news items for all of our clients and the general Aviation market within the Gulf region. We’ve had a very busy stand, with both candidates and clients coming to visit VHR throughout the day. We’re attracting more people from around the world and are enjoying growing new business leads.”
Dubai Air Show 2017 Highlights Day Two 2

Missed out on attending the Dubai Air Show? Catch up on the action from Day One and Day Two of the Aerospace & Aviation event of the year.


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