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Dubai Airshow Helps Georgia's Aerospace Exporters

By Chip Rogers Posted December 11, 2013 5:24pm (EST)
The Dubai Airshow is every two years.  The 2013 Airshow was the largest airshow in history.

The Dubai Airshow is every two years. The 2013 Airshow was the largest airshow in history.


The 2013 Dubai Airshow took place in November and was the largest airshow in any airshow history. There were more than 60,000 attendees, more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than $206 billion worth of orders.

Several aviation companies from Georgia participated in and reaped benefits from the event: Aventure Aviation in Peachtree City, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp in Savannah, Lockheed Martin in Marietta, and S&K Aerospace and Chromalloy, both based outside the state but with operations in Warner Robins and LaGrange, respectively.

Bill Dobbs, Director of Aerospace for the Economic Development Department, stated to GlobalAtlanta.com, “It is important that the state continue to both build and retain relationships with the international aerospace community.” He also noted that Georgia already has more than 500 aerospace companies supporting more than 86,000 jobs. Aerospace is also the state’s top export product by value: more than $6.5 billion in 2012.

"Aventure Aviation has managed to obtain several new opportunities that the company is now chasing which normally would not have come to us if we had not met the decision makers at the show," noted Melissa Coleman Grina, senior sales director for Aventure Aviation (GlobalAtlanta.com).

To learn more about the Dubai Airshow, please click HERE.

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