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Marrakech Prepares to Host 2019 MEBAA Airshow in September

The event will convene more than 2,000 attendees from across the world and will showcase 70 exhibitors.

28 Aug 2019

Rabat – The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) will come back to Marrakech for another airshow in September.

The MEBAA airshow will take place from September 25-26 at Marrakech Menara Airport.

Since 2015, the show has attracted aviation experts and attendees from across Morocco and the world. The first MEBBA show took place in 2015 at the Mohammed V international airport in Casablanca.

The annual airshow attracts products from aviation giants, including Gulfstream and Boeing.

Ali Ahmed Alnaqbi, founding and executive chairman of MEBAA said that “Morocco is a growing market when it comes to the business aviation.”

The chairman said that the airshow in Morocco has become an “important gathering and an important event.”

“Morocco is a hub and therefore it is important to raise the infrastructure there to the highest level and that is why MEBAA chooses Morocco to do the first-ever show outside of the United Arab Emirates,” he added.

Alnaqbi said that the show features different products.

“We have companies in Morocco that exhibit in the Morocco show from the United States, from Europe, and from Africa as well, and from Asia.” He added that companies “must not miss that very important show in Morocco.”

For many observers and international reports, Morocco is a leader in Africa’s aviation sector.

Bridging Africa and Europe, Morocco positions itself as a gateway to the promising African market for both military and business aviation.

Morocco’s Minister of Industry Moulay Hafid Elalamy said in 2018 that the aeronautical sector “is fast-moving forward” in Morocco.

The minister added that Morocco exported $1.2 billion worth of aeronautical materials, and aerospace jobs increased by 50% in 2017.

Morocco now has 130 aerospace companies.

In addition to the MEBAA show, Morocco also hosts Marrakech Air Show. The 2018 Marrakech Air show took place in October at the Royal Moroccan Air Force military base in Marrakech. Since its inception in 2008, the International Marrakech Air Show has annually convened leading firms in the aerospace industry.


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