PR No. 94 Islamabad: November 12, 2017

The 15th edition of the biennial Dubai Airshow opened today. The Airshow features more than 1,200 exhibitors including 100 taking part for the first time and over 160 aircraft on display during the show. Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain is also on 04 day visit to Dubai to attend the airshow. Chairman PAC Kamra briefed the Minister about activities of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex in the airshow. Sardar Mehtab  Abbasi Advisor to Prime Minister on Aviation was also there during the visit of PAC pavilion.

The five-day event, which is open for trade visitors only, will be the biggest in terms of the number of exhibitors, visitors and aircraft displays. Minister also visited Pakistan pavilion.

The airshow, which will continue from 12th to 15th November 2017 is expected to attract 72,500 visitors this year as compared to 66,346 in the 2015 edition which witnessed $37.2 billion worth of orders. This is the fourth highest since records began. About 1,103 exhibitors from 61 countries attended the 2015 air show.

Several aircrafts will take to the skies to mesmerize the audience with their aerobatic skills and formation flying techniques. Pakistan JF-17 thunder will also show skills of flying at occasion.