Egypt will host its first ever Air Show in May 2024.
The airshow will take place at El Alamein International Airport, located approximately 150km away from Alexandria, the central hub of Egypt’s Mediterranean coastline.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Defence, Egypt Air Force, and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Egypt Airshow will feature a wide range of activities and events, including aircraft static and flying displays, conference seminars and workshops. The exhibition floor will be packed with new military products and services.
Speaking in a press conference, Commander of the Egyptian Air Force Mahmoud Fouad Abdel-Gawad expressed Egypt’s interest in receiving the most famous pioneers in the aforementione, a statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces’ spokesman said on Friday.
The exhibition aims to open new horizons for cooperation between Egypt and the world countries in all areas related to manufacturing military, commercial and private aircraft and their equipment, in addition to space technology, Abdel-Gawad added.
Minister of Civil Aviation Mohamed Abbas Helmy said that the exhibition is a good opportunity to build bridges of cooperation and follow up on the latest developments in modern technologies in many domains.
The minister further hoped that the first edition of the exhibition will show the Egyptian Armed Forces’ capabilities.
CEO of Egyptian Space Agency Sherif Mohamed Sedky said he will present a clear strategy to benefit from space science and technology in support of various development fields.
Sedky further stressed the necessity of Egypt’s possession of space technology to attain the Egyptian State’s goals in achieving sustainable development.
CEO and Founder of Arabian World Events (AWE) Thomas Gaunt said the exhibition will witness a high turnout from regional and international institutions to participate in its first session.
More than 250 local, regional and international companies and institutions are expected to participate in the exhibition, he further noted.
The exhibition will include the display of the latest aircraft at El Alamein International Airport and air shows.
Similarly, The 3rd edition of Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX) will take place on 4-7 December 2023.
The biennial Expo will showcase the latest military technology, equipment and systems across land, sea and air, with over 35,000 military and defence industry visitors.
The third edition of EDEX will be organised by Arabian World Events, with the full support of the Egyptian Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Military Production.
Several international manufacturers of military equipment have already confirmed their participation in the exhibition including L3 Harris, General Dynamics, Leonardo, Naval Group, Hanwha, HENSOLDT, Fincantieri, Korea Aerospace Industries, Diehl Defence, ThyssenKrupp, MBDA, Sig Sauer and John Cockerill. With 21 countries already represented on the exhibition floor, there are expected to be over 25 international pavilions that companies can join at the event on 4-7 December 2023.