This year's MEBA features for the first time a dedicated US pavilion, organised by Kallman Worldwide.
"Over the past few years the US business aviation market has proven its resiliency and the strong have survived," says show organiser F&E Aerospace. "One of the key reasons for this survival has been the focus on those regions of the world where the market is most active - the Middle East amongst them.".
Gerric Cozic, director of aerospace and defence at Kallman Worldwide, says: "The typical visitor to an event like MEBA is mainly interested in quality, as evidenced from the type of aircraft and plush interiors they are ordering. And when talking about quality, America maintains the finest reputation in the world for quality aircraft avionics, interiors etc. MEBA is the perfect showcase to highlight these innovative products to a targeted audience."
Michele Van Akelijen, aerospace director at F&E Aerospace, says: "The US pavilion is a new feature as we enter into MEBA's fifth edition - with the US presence it not only showcases American business aviation and values at its best - but shows how far MEBA has come in just five shows. We expect this year to be the start of more countries supporting MEBA with national groups."
Another company to host a national pavilion is Malta Enterprise - assisting around 10 Maltese companies to showcase their latest innovations and products.