Subscribe Free
in Business Aviation

Middle East and North Africa business aviation association attracts new board members

Posted 11 December 2018 · Add Comment

Ali Alnaqbi, founding & executive chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has welcomed a host of senior industry figures to the organisation he founded in 2006.

 

MEBAA, a non-profit organisation, was created with the aim of providing a platform for the MENA region’s business aviation industry to gather, understand and discuss the needs and benefits of the industry.

On the first day of the MEBAA Show 2018, which runs from 10-12 December at the purpose-built DWC Airshow Site, Alnaqbi revealed the organisation is now headed by a board comprising 15 members.

The Association welcomes two new members to its Board and also took the opportunity presented by the largest gathering of the business aviation sector in the region to announced changes to its Board of Directors.

Joining the Board Members will be Mohammed Husary, co-owner and executive vice president UAS International Trip Support and Joshua Stewart, founder and CEO of XJet.

Robert Smith, President of Jet Aviation has been appointed to the board, while Ruedi Kraft, managing director, Kraft Aviation Solutions GmbH has been appointed Board Advisor and Nicolas Robinson, Regional SVP Middle East and Africa joins the board representing Gulfstream.

“The board is delighted to welcome the new members.” said Ali Alnaqbi, MEBAA founding and executive chairman, “We welcome this influential new influx to our board and association, and are sure all of them will add to the overall aims of MEBAA – which is simply to increase business aviation levels in the Middle East.”

Taking place every two years, The MEBAA Show is now the largest business aviation event in the Middle East, with this year’s edition attracting more than 450 exhibitors and 34 stunning business jets on static display. There are currently around 540 business aircraft in the regional fleet, according to Alnaqbi, who also represents the Middle East as vice chairman of the International Business Aviation Council.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

MEBAA Show Morocco to celebrate business aviation

The MEBAA Show Morocco will open 25 September at Marrakech Menara Airport.

Airbus forecasts need for over 39,000 new aircraft in the next 20 years

The world’s passenger and freighter aircraft fleet is set to more than double from today’s nearly 23,000 to almost 48,000 by 2038 with traffic growing at 4.3% annually, also resulting in a need for 550,000 new pilots and 640,000 new

AESA does it...or does it?

Leading Arab air forces have been among the vanguard of air arms that have enthusiastically embraced active electronically scanned array (AESA or E-scan) radar technology for their next generation of fighters. Jon Lake takes a

Flydubai celebrates the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Kazakhstan

Flydubai, has marked the fifth anniversary of its first flight to Kazakhstan which took off from Dubai International (DXB) to Almaty International Airport (ALA) on 16 September 2014. The airline has carried more than 560,000

Gulf Air receives its seventh 787-9 Dreamliner with new livery

Gulf Air has received its seventh 787-9 Dreamliner with a re-designed livery.

Emirates SkyCargo and Seafood Souq start seafood transportation partnership

Emirates SkyCargo has teamed up with with Dubai start-up Seafood Souq for efficient and transparent sourcing and transportation of seafood, starting with a shipment of Scottish salmon from Glasgow Airport.

BIDEC SK0108301019
See us at
MEBCONBT1607240919DIAC19_BT0509161119Dubai AS BT2006211119AVAFA20BT2607050320BIDEC BT0108301019MEBAAMORBT2006260919AVMENA20 BT1309100620